In Florida, a threat of violence may be classified as an act of violence, or as assault. The difference depends on your perceived ability to carry out your threat. While a threat alone may be dismissed as a momentary lapse in judgment, a threat with ability to make good will be seen as assault, and carry with it the potential for jail time and fines.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Cochran Firm know that these incidences are never as simple as they seem. Conversations and interactions can become heated, and what is seen as a threat to one party may not be seen as a threat by another. It is in these fine details that your defense will lay should you be charged with verbal assault.
You Need an Attorney
Trying to explain yourself to police and the District Attorney may result in getting your charges lowered, but almost never does. When you don’t have an attorney, you are at the mercy of the justice system, which is often more interested in a conviction than justice itself. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be on your side, making sure that all of the particulars surrounding your incident are heard. Working to see that justice is served, our attorneys can help build your case, and protect your right to a fair trial.
If you live in the areas of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida and have been accused of assault, please contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule an initial consultation today.