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Category Archives: assault


What is Battery in Florida?

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Battery is a very common criminal charge in Florida, but many people do not fully understand what a battery charge means for them. Battery is often confused with assault, and there are many different types of battery charges you may face. Below is a full explanation of the most common battery charges in Florida,… Read More »


Some Effective Defenses to Assault Charges

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In late summer and early fall, conditions are often ideal for violent assaults. There is a direct relationship between warm weather and assaults. The effect is not as pronounced during the height of summer. When temperatures get too high, people stay inside. Ordinary assault, which is a misdemeanor, is an intentional (non-accidental) assault. Physical… Read More »


If I Get in a Fight, Will I Be Charged With a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

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As the mercury begins rising in Florida, the state will probably file more assault charges in court. Generally, St. Lucie County prosecutors file the most aggressive charges that the facts could possibly support. That usually means felony assault charges. But that’s not always the case. Assault has both direct and collateral consequences. Convictions usually… Read More »

Man Denied Release In Zimmerman Shooting

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A Seminole County judge ruled that a 38-year-old man convicted of firing a gun at George Zimmerman must stay in jail while his case is appealed. After a jury convicted the man of armed aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder, and shooting into a vehicle, the circuit judge levied the minimum penalty under the law,… Read More »

Offhanded Admission Leads To Arrest

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A Port St. Lucie mother is facing multiple charges after she allegedly took her teenage daughter to a local park for the purpose of physically assaulting a cyber-bully. According to an arrest affidavit, the 52-year-old woman contacted police in late March, complaining that her 15-year-old daughter was receiving unwanted and aggressive text messages from… Read More »

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