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Melbourne Assault and Battery Attorney – Assault and Battery Lawyer in Melbourne, Florida

If you have been arrested for assault or battery in Melbourne, Florida or anywhere in Brevard County, you need an experienced, aggressive Melbourne criminal defense attorney to help you fight your case and defend your legal rights. With over five decades of combined legal experience, the attorneys at the Canina Law Firm have defended hundreds of clients charged with both misdemeanor and felony assault and battery charges, including:

Assault and Battery in Florida

Although assault and battery are sometimes used interchangeably, they are two, very different offenses. Assault is defined as the threat of causing, or attempt to cause injury to another, combined with the apparent ability to carry out that threat. The victim must have a well-founded fear that violence is imminent, but actual physical contact does not have to occur! By contrast, battery is committed when a person intentionally touches or strikes another person against their will or intentionally causes bodily harm to another. Battery may involve hitting, striking, slapping, or any other form of physical contact. Battery requires only that actual contact be made, without regard to the victim’s mental state.

Both assault and battery may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. Penalties for a conviction can include long prison terms, jail time, probation, large monetary fines, restitution, and anger management classes. Hiring an aggressive Melbourne defense attorney to fight these charges is your best defense against these harsh penalties.

Fighting a Melbourne Assault / Battery Charge

Our team of attorneys will work diligently to protect and defend your legal rights. If you have been arrested for assault or battery in Melbourne or anywhere in the Brevard County area, please do not hesitate to obtain the advice of an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney. Contact The Canina Law Firm today for a FREE Case Evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Canina Law Firm 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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