While assault and battery are often associated together, they are actually separate crimes.
Assault occurs when an action or a threat places someone in imminent fear of a non-consensual touching. Assault does not involve physical contact. Defense of assault charges sometimes include self-defense, defense of others, and defense of property.
Battery can be defined as an intentional act of harmful or offensive touching of someone without permission. Accidental contact, no matter how severe, is not considered battery. To be charged with battery, the individual who was physically harmed does not have to require medical treatment.
Facing assault or battery charges, and the consequences if convicted, can be a traumatic and difficult period of your life. We provide a voice of reason and the strength of experience in the defense of your assault or battery charges.
Cohen Law Group is a law firm which possesses the experience and resources necessary to effectively guide you through each and every aspect of your assault and battery defense case.
As your Orlando Assault and Battery Defense Attorney, we will listen to your story, inform you of your legal rights, thoroughly investigate and analyze the evidence against you, put the actions of law enforcement under a microscope, determine what the best possible defense would be, and aggressively represent your rights with every legal resource available by law. At Cohen Law Group, we are extremely detailed in our investigation of the facts and evidence of your case, which ensures we always maintain due diligence in our effort to provide each of our assault and battery defense clients the highest standard of legal representation.
Regarding the defense of your criminal charges, as your Orlando Assault and Battery Defense Attorney, we will fight to ensure your legal rights are protected in an effort to successful resolve your legal situation in the best possible manner, will will:
• Negotiate to have your charges dropped or dismissed
• Negotiate to have your charges reduced
• Negotiate for a diversion program (when available)
• Negotiate for probation instead of jail or prison time
• When a trial is unavoidable, we will aggressively defend your legal rights
If you or a loved one has been accused of an assault or battery crime, we urge you to be proactive in ensuring your legal rights are protected by contacting an experienced Orlando assault, battery defense attorney at Cohen Law Group as soon as possible.
Depending on your criminal history, and any additional charges you may be facing, the penalties for an assault or battery conviction may include:
• Varying terms of jail time or imprisonment
• Hefty monitory fines
• Lengthy terms of probation
• Potential forfeiture of property and assets
• Potential forfeiture of specific basic civil rights
• Community service
• In crimes involving injuries or property damage, legal standing for a civil suit
When accused of assault or battery, you should never take your legal rights lightly. Your rights are a privilege, and our firm considers it an honor to protect those rights by providing professional legal service you can trust and depend upon.
Contact an experienced Orlando assault and battery attorney at Cohen Law Group to schedule a confidential legal consultation regarding your assault and battery defense legal needs. Contact Cohen Law Group today for a free and confidential consultation.