Assault or Aggravated Assault
Tampa Assault Attorney
If you have been arrested for assault or aggravated assault, contact an experienced Tampa criminal defense attorney to discuss the charges against you and the best way to aggressively fight those charges.
Under Florida Statute § 784.011, the offense of Assault requires that the prosecutor proves the following elements beyond all reasonable doubt:
- Defendant unlawfully and intentionally threatened by act or word to do violence to the alleged victim;
- At that moment, the defendant appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat; and
- The actions of the defendant created in the mind of the alleged victim a well-founded fear that the violence was about to take place.
Under Florida Statute Section § 784.021, the offense of Aggravated Assault does not requires that the prosecutor prove that the defendant had an intent to kill but does require that the prosecutor prove all of the elements of assault, plus that either:
- The assault was made with a deadly weapon, which is a weapon that is threatened to be used in a manner likely to cause great bodily harm or death; or
- The assault was made with a fully-formed, conscious intent to commit the crime upon the alleged victim.
If you have been arrested for assault or aggravated assault call our office to discuss your case with a Tampa assault attorney. We represent clients charged with assault and aggravated assault in the Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Pasco County, Manatee County, and Sarasota County.
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