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What is Stabbing in Criminal Law?

Stabbing is a serious crime as it can be deemed it court as assault with a deadly weapon (aggravated assault) or even attempted murder. These two crimes are both felonies but the sentences may vary depending on the circumstances of the crime. Also, stabbing may have residual charges depending on the situation as well. If the stabbing coincided with theft or robbery, the multiple charges could have a serious impact on the sentence and court proceedings.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated Assault according to Florida Statute 784.011 is covers a broad range of illegal actions. These include but are not limited to intentionally threatening a person so that person feels imminent threat of violence or danger. It can also be defined as assault with a deadly weapon.
The deadly weapon used is very important during the court process because using a knife is one thing but if the defendant used a firearm, then the sentence has 3 years of mandatory imprisonment. If the defendant used a knife instead of a firearm and has no prior convictions, generally a criminal defense lawyer could get the sentence down to probation.
Aggravated Assault is a third degree felony with a maximum prison sentence of 5 years and up to a $5,000 fine. This particular crime usually requires a testimony from the victim to be triable in court.

Aggravated Assault Criminal Defense

A criminal defense lawyer is the person you should contact if you have questions like this. Usually if you are in an unfortunate situation where you are being accused of crimes like aggravated assault or aggravated battery, you will have a very difficult time getting out of court without prison time. A criminal defense lawyer can not only explain the legal process to you but he can personally investigate your case and make sure you are represented fairly in court. If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer and have them on your side so that you are not unfairly sentenced in the event of conviction.

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