Strong Protectors, When You Need It

Though they are often paired, assault and battery are two different charges. Assault is the act of threatening another individual, while battery is the act of physically harming another individual.

In Florida, these charges can be either misdemeanors or felonies depending on different factors, one of which is whether it is domestic battery or aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Penalties for a conviction can include hefty fines for misdemeanor charges and jail time up to 15 years or more in prison for felony charges.

Because of the possible severe consequences, facing assault and battery charges can be terrifying – especially if you are not a Florida local, or not local to the area in which the alleged offense happened. You may think that if you are accused of a crime while on vacation, you can opt to face charges at home, or with the help of your home attorney.

However, this is not the case. You must face charges in the location where the charges originate. A local lawyer has the experience necessary to provide you the best service possible.

Complex Charges With Lasting Consequences

At Canan Law, we understand that you need strong advocates when you are facing serious charges. As a local firm with combined decades of experience representing clients in the St. Augustine area and throughout Florida, we have defended countless clients from assault and battery charges. Our skills have gained our lawyers the reputation of trusted advocates, with our firm receiving the honor of being named Best Law Firm in St. Augustine by readers of the St. Augustine Record several years running.

We know many defense strategies that may be effective for your situation such as self-defense and stand your ground.

We will work with you to find the right plan of action for your specific case, providing the individualized attention that you deserve.

Talk To A Skilled Local Lawyer Today

If you are accused of assault and battery, you need an experienced local attorney who is committed to working with you to find your best outcome. To arrange a free consultation, call our St. Augustine office at 904-217-6209. You may also reach out through our online contact form.