Jacksonville Assault Lawyer

Defense Backed by More Than a Decade of Legal Experience

Assault and battery are so often heard together that their definitions become misunderstood. Battery means that the victim has been physically touched, whereas assault does not. Still, charges of assault are incredibly serious. You could be facing probation or even prison depending on the circumstances of your case.

With Owenby Law, P.A. on your side, you can benefit from skilled criminal defense. Our Jacksonville assault attorney team has more than a decade of experience and aggressively advocates on behalf of our clients. Over the years, we have successfully handled thousands of cases and have the resources to represent clients in St. Augustine, Orange Park, and Jacksonville.

Fight for your future with an experienced team of Jacksonville assault lawyers! Call (904) 770-3141 to learn more about your charges.

Types of Assault & Penalties of Assault in Florida

There are different types or degrees of assault that lead to different penalties. When an individual illegally and intentionally threatens another (in word or in action) to do violence, and has the apparent means to follow through with that violence, that individual may be charged with assault. An aggravated assault is an assault that has a deadly weapon involved.

Penalties for Assault:

  • First Time Offender: Probation
  • Second Degree Misdemeanor: Max. punishment of 60 days in jail & probation up to 6 months

Penalties for Aggravated Assault:

  • Third Degree Felony: Max. punishment of up to 5 years in prison

Penalties for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon:

  • Third Degree Felony: Min. punishment of 3 years & max. punishment of 5 years in prison

In order to prove that you are guilty of aggravated assault, a prosecutor will have to convince the jury that you had violent intent against the victim. To prove that you are guilty of simple assault, the prosecutor will have to convince the jury that you did not intend to follow through with violence.

For more information about your legal options, take advantage of our free consultation! Contact Owenby Law, P.A. today.