Defending Against All Assault Charges

Assault crimes exact harsh penalties against those charged with their perpetration. If you have been accused of assault, you need a legal ally on your side who can fight for your right to tell your side of the story.

A Strong Protector

As a Board Certified Criminal Defense lawyer with over 30 years of experience in Ocala helping clients charged with assault, David Mengers is respected for his litigation skill and can build a case to pursue the best possible outcome for your situation.

Assault crimes range from misdemeanors to felonies and include:

  • Battery, felony battery and aggravated battery
  • Assault and aggravated assault
  • Robbery

Simple Or Aggravated

The type of charge you face depends on whether the alleged act falls under the simple or aggravated type. Simple assault covers threats and violent acts that are intentional, while aggravated assault involves a deadly weapon used to inflict injury.

In Florida, simple battery can be anywhere from unwanted touch to physical contact that is meant to cause harm. It is a first-degree assault misdemeanor that can carry an up to one year sentence and up to a $1,000 fine. Aggravated battery is intentional infliction of substantial injury upon another person and carries a charge of felony assault.

In addition to stealing, a robbery charge involves the use of threats, force or a weapon to threaten or injure a victim.

Some defenses against assault charges include:

  • Stand your ground provision
  • Protection of other people or property
  • The perceived threat was an accident

Make A Difference In Your Defense

Pursue a favorable outcome in your case. Call the Law Office of David Mengers today at 352-433-4925, toll free at 888-300-1595 or use the online contact form to schedule an initial attorney consultation.