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Assault | Melbourne Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have recently been arrested for assault in Brevard County, FL, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side at every step of the judicial process who can look after your best interests and vigorously defend you at each step of the legal proceedings

What Is An “Assault”?

An “assault” is defined as “an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.” Unlike a charge of battery, assault does NOT require any physical contact to be made between the parties.

Simple Assault is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in the Brevard County Jail, a $500 fine, and may include probation and completion of anger management classes. In addition, conditions of probation may include completion of a substance abuse evaluation, mental health evaluation, and/or random drug and alcohol screens. In contrast, aggravated assault is a third degree felony and carries a potential penalty of up to 5 years in prison. An experienced defense attorney will closely scrutinize the facts of the case and explore various possible defenses. For example: How credible is the alleged victim? Was the victim the aggressor? Were inconsistent statements given to law enforcement? Is there a history of abuse and/or violence between the parties? If a threat was made, did the accused person have the ability to carry out that threat? Depending on the exact facts and circumstances of your case, you may have valid defenses against this charge that an experienced lawyer can help bring to light.

Law Office of Richard G. Canina | Brevard County Assault Attorney

If you have been arrested for assault in Melbourne or anywhere in Brevard County, FL, your best bet is to consult with and retain an experienced, local criminal defense attorney to fight these charges. At the Law Office of Richard G. Canina, our firm sets itself apart from others in the level of experience and personal service that we provide to our clients. We are 100% committed to vigorously defending our clients as well as to keeping them fully informed at every step of the way. With over 30 years of combined experience defending against all types of assault charges in Brevard County, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible. If you have been arrested in Melbourne or anywhere in Brevard County for assault, our attorneys can help you!

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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