We know facing simple assault charges in Fort Lauderdale can feel like you’ve now suddenly been labeled as a ‘criminal’. The assault and battery attorneys at Rossen Law Firm are here to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights and freedom. Get in touch with an expert South Florida simple assault lawyer to get started on your defense.
What is a Simple Assault Crime in Fort Lauderdale?
An assault crime is when someone threatens in word or action to harm someone and creates fear that the harm is unavoidable
Legally speaking, Simple Assault is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, in order to create a well-founded fear in any reasonable person that harm or violence is imminent.
CONSEQUENCES OF SIMPLE ASSAULT CRIMES
Simple Assault is a second-degree misdemeanor.
Penalties for a simple assault charge in Florida can include up to 60 days in jail or 6 months probation, and a fine of $500.
Learn about more battery and assault crime penalties in Florida here.
HOW A SIMPLE ASSAULT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CAN HELP
If you’re facing a simple assault charge – you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and expert defense to simple assault charges.
If you’re facing a simple assault charge – we are here to lend an expert hand and help you through this challenging time. We believe we are the best because we go the extra mile for every client in need.
Give our office a call if you’re facing simple assault charges in Fort Lauderdale. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life – and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t.
Simple Assault Defenses in South Florida
- Self-Defense: A type of affirmative defense used to mitigate or avoid legal consequences of an otherwise unlawful use of force. A self-defense claim recognizes the commission of a violent act, but excuses the act on the grounds that it was reasonably necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to themselves. When a person is legally present and fearful of their life, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law provides legal immunity to those who use deadly force to defend themselves.
- Defendant Unable to Carry Out the Threat: The State must prove that the defendant had the apparent ability to commit the alleged threat. A common defense to assault is when the threat made is impossible to carry out or cannot be immediately implemented.
- Defense of Property: An affirmative defense that recognizes the commission of a violent act, but excuses it on the grounds that it was necessary to protect a person’s land, home, vehicle, or other property. This defense only applies when non-deadly force is used to protect property itself.
Set Up Your Free Strategy Session with a South Florida Simple Assault Attorney
We handle simple assault cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a personalized and professional defense to your criminal charges.
Our firm offers FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll fight to get the best possible results for your case. No matter what your questions are, we are happy to answer them during your initial consultation. Contact our office today to speak with a South Florida simple assault lawyer about your defense.
HOW WE WIN SIMPLE ASSAULT CASES
- Learn how Rossen Law Firm got Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charged Dropped in Davie, Florida.