Broward County Assault Defense Attorney

What is Assault?

Assault is the intentional threatening of another person, along with the present apparent ability to carry out the threat at the exact time the threat is made and the threat must create a well-founded fear that violence is imminent.  Circumstances that may increase the penalty for an assault conviction are if the alleged victim is a family member, spouse or other type of domestic relationship, the use of a deadly weapon or firearm during the time of the assault.

If you have been arrested or charged with Assault in Broward, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

What penalties could I be facing?

Florida Statute 784.011 Governs Assault Charges.  A simple assault is classified as a second degree misdemeanor,

If convicted of Assault, a judge can sentence on Assault to:

  • up to 60 days in jail.
  • Up to 6 months of probation.
  • $500.00 in fines
  • Court Costs

Assault cases are prosecuted in County Court.  County Court prosecutors handle Traffic cases, DUI’s, and petit theft crimes.  To a County Court prosecutor, an Assault charge is extremely serious because it involves something allegedly done directly to another person by way of a violent threat, rather than to a company (Theft) or a minor traffic offense.  County Court prosecutors often seek increased penalties on assault charges.

What are possible defenses?

Conditional Threat

A condition threat is a threat to do some type of harm or violence at an future time.  Making a threat to harm someone tomorrow would not constitute Assault because the violence is not imminent.

Unreasonable Fear

If the intended victim did not believe that they were in any actual imminent danger, or that the intended did not believe that the defendant would or could follow through on the threat, the harm may be considered unreasonable because the intended victim did not genuinely fear that the harm was imminent.

You could be facing very serious consequences for a charge of Assault. To get started on building a strong and aggressive defense for you, contact our firm right away.

Contact a Broward County Assault Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with Assault in Broward, it is important to make sure that your rights are protected throughout the entire criminal process from arrest through trial.  Grant Schwarz, at the Law office of Attorney Grant Schwarz has the skills needed to protect you in and out of court related to your assault charges.

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Client Reviews

Outstanding service from lawyer Grant Ian Schwarz.

Lawyer Grant Ian Schwarz provides outstanding service. I recently hired him for my case earlier this year and on the day of the trial it got dismissed with ease. Not only did that case get dismissed but my first case three years ago got dismissed as well with Grant by my side. Mr.Schwarz is a reliable lawyer who I would recommend to anybody having any sort of legal issues. Grant is an extremely caring lawyer who will answer all questions that you have and will respond to any e-mails, texts, or phone calls that you send his direction. I cannot forget to mention his confidence in the courtroom is amazing and it truly shows his greatness. Grant Ian Schwarz is the right lawyer for you. Thank you for everything Grant.

— a Criminal Defense client