What Makes Assault Or Battery Aggravated?

Assault and battery are distinct from each other. Assault is the mere threat of violence and does not require physical harm. Meanwhile, battery requires bodily damage to come to the victim. When considering aggravated assault and aggravated battery, the same holds true.

Aggravated Assault And Aggravated Battery In Florida

To be considered aggravated, the offense needs to be more serious in one of two ways:

  • The level of violence: the assault may be aggravated if you threatened someone's life while waving a gun or any other weapon. The battery may be aggravated due to the use of a gun or weapon or by the level of injury inflicted.
  • The relationship between accused and victim: the assault or battery may be aggravated if it is a parent threatening a child or a caretaker abusing their elderly patient.

Whether your situation involves aggravated assault, aggravated battery or both, you need an experienced attorney who understands the local laws.

Dependable Representation When You Need It Most

At Canan Law, we have helped many clients with aggravated assault and battery charges. Whether you are local to the St. Augustine area or are facing charges away from home, our experienced team is ready to help you.

Our goal is to provide individualized solutions. We will examine your situation and determine the best plan for your needs.

Talk To An Experienced Defense Lawyer Today

If you would like to discuss your specific case with an attorney, call our St. Augustine office at 904-217-6209. You may also reach out through our online contact form. Your initial consultation will be free.