Arrested for Assault Along The Treasure Coast?
Call our Stuart Criminal Defense Attorneys for Tough Counsel!
You don’t need to physically strike someone to be charged with assault; all that is needed is for another person to accuse you of threatening them with harm. This means you could face jail time for a simple misunderstanding. For this reason, you should secure aggressive representation from our Stuart criminal defense lawyers right away. We are ready to stand up against your charges and clear your name.
With years of experience behind us, Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices has the necessary tools to fight your assault charges and keep you from serious penalties. As proud members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, we relentlessly pursue justice for our clients.
Understanding Your Assault Charges
Threatening or intimidating someone can be seen as grounds for a simple assault charge, which is a misdemeanor offense. A conviction for such a crime typically carries up to 60 days in jail, up to $500 in fines, 60 days of probation, and restitution to the victim if injuries occurred.
Penalties are enhanced if the alleged victim is one of the following while on the job:
- Law enforcement officer or fire fighter
- Licensed security officer
- Code inspectors
- Public transport employee
- Emergency medical care provider
- Parking enforcement officer
- Employee at a detention center or commitment facility
If one of these individuals is involved, the penalties increase to up to 1 year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, a year-long probation, and restitution for any injuries. When a charge includes the use of a deadly weapon, you could be facing aggravated assault accusations, which is a felony that carries up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines with a conviction.
We Are Ready to Stand in Your Corner
An assault charge is far from a conviction. You have the right to a strong defense and at Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices we can provide it for you. Our Stuart assault lawyer will work relentlessly to discredit the prosecution’s argument or obtain lesser charges on your behalf. Whatever the case, you can rest assured knowing we will obtain the best possible results.
We are available 24/7 so call us today to begin your legal defense! We serve clients in Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and the surrounding areas.