Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Assault and Battery
Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Assault is threatening to do harm to another person and having the present ability to carry out that threat. A simple assault is a misdemeanor but penalties can be enhanced depending on who is assaulted. If an assault includes the use of a deadly weapon, it becomes a felony. If the assault includes the use of a firearm, a prison sentence is required under the Criminal Punishment Code unless there is legal reason for a downward departure.
Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Battery is touching another person against their will. It could include throwing or even spitting at someone. A simple battery is a misdemeanor but can become a felony if the accused has 2 priors. Battery becomes a felony if it is committed on a pregnant woman, an elderly person, a police officer or medical provider and in certain other circumstances.
If you have been arrested or are currently under investigation for a Treasure Coast or Palm Beach assault or battery, contact us, today to discuss your options with a qualified attorney at the Ferraro Law Group.