Assault is defined as”an intentional threat by word, or act that seeks to physically harm another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.” In some instances, the intent may be criminal. In other cases, the intent may not be criminal, making it a civil, or tort, case.
Criminal assault requires a criminal intention and is a matter for law enforcement. Torturous assault, on the other hand, is filed as a civil case in which one person is accused of putting another in a position where an act of violence seems imminent, but no criminal intent was present. If you have been accused of either of these crimes, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to help make sure that your side of the story is heard, and you are not burdened with penalties you do not deserve.
How We can Help
The attorneys at the Cochran Firm have both the experience and the dedication to help ensure justice is served. When you are accused of a crime, you have a right to be heard, and to defend yourself against the accusations. Understanding that no situation in black and white, our attorneys work to expose the nuances of your case, and will fight tirelessly to see that you are provided every opportunity to defend yourself – maintaining your freedom and reputation.
If you have been charged with any type of assault in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida, please contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule an initial consultation today.