Battery refers to an allegation of violence against another person or any impermissible contact with another person. Assault refers to the threat of violence to another person. Mr. Moffitt knows that assault or battery are serious allegations. The State attorney has the option to file as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts of the case. For example, if a weapon is used, the State Attorney will typically file the charge as a felony. There is hope however, let an experienced and dedicated attorney help you.
Filed as a felony, a Florida assault or battery charge can carry a potentially lengthy prison sentence if convicted. An assault or battery charge that is filed as a misdemeanor is still very serious and can have a long term impact on your future. Such as a felony conviction, jail, probation and/or anger management classes. Mr. Moffitt is not afraid to challenge the State Attorney and stand up for the rights of the accused.
There are many ways to mount a defense in an assault or battery case. The questions he will ask will determine what is the best strategy for your defense. Were you defending yourself? Were you defending another? Who was struck first and why? Without asking questions of everyone involved in an assault or battery case, your chances increase that you’ll be convicted.
Do not take risks with your rights and freedom. Make sure you hire a defense attorney with a proven track record of success. Many times Mr. Moffitt is able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s office resulting in dropped or reduced charges saving clients from costly fines, probation or even incarceration.
If you have been arrested on assault or battery charges in Naples or Fort Myers, call Mr. Moffitt. Having a criminal defense attorney that has practiced in Naples and Fort Myers for over 17 years, He offers you the experience and knowledge you are going to need to mount your defense. Please call 239-298-6538 for a free confidential initial consultation.