Have you been arrested for a Violent Crime in Palm Beach County, Florida?
Have you been accused of a violent crime such as battery or assault in Palm Beach County? If you need an aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney who will go the distance in defending you in connection with charges for a violent crime, then West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Bryan Raymond is the attorney for you. Bryan is a skilled advocate who will stop at nothing to ensure his clients’ constitutional rights are not trampled upon. If you have been accused of assault, battery or another violent crime in Palm Beach County, contact experienced criminal defense attorney Bryan Raymond today at (561) 682-1115.
Violent Crimes under Florida Law
Violent crimes are criminal offenses that involve the use of force and violence. Violent crimes can involve the mere threat of force or violence, even if the threat is not carried out or acted upon. The term “violent crime” covers a wide variety of offenses. One of the most recognizable violent crimes is battery, which is defined under Florida law as intentionally touching or striking someone else against their will or intentionally causing harm to another person. Assault is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail or 12 months probation, as well as a $1,000 fine. If a person has a previous conviction for battery, then a battery conviction can constitute a third degree felony, which can lead to imprisonment for up to five years and a fine of up to $5,000. Florida law also provides aggravated battery, a second degree felony, for which the defendant might receive a sentence of imprisonment lasting up to fifteen years and a fine in an amount up to $10,000. To prove aggravated battery, the State Attorney must show that the defendant intended to cause serious bodily injury to the victim or that the defendant used a deadly weapon. Florida law also provides for two different forms of assault. Florida law defines assault as an intentional, unlawful threat to do violence to another person, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act, which creates a well-founded fear in the other person that violence is imminent. Simple assault is a second degree misdemeanor, which can result in a sentence of imprisonment for up to sixty days and a fine that cannot exceed $500. Aggravated assault is a third degree felony, which can result in a sentence of imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of up to $5,000.
Bryan Raymond is Experienced Representing Those Accused of Assault, Battery or Other Violent Crimes in Palm Beach County and Throughout South Florida
Bryan has been defending criminal defendants accused of assault, battery and other crimes of violence for more than 20 years. Bryan will aggressively defend your case, from conducting a thorough and exhaustive investigation at the beginning of the case to moving to exclude evidence that may be harmful to you or using every procedural and legal vehicle that can benefit his clients. Bryan will also reach out to the State Attorney’s office before you are even charged to consult with the State Attorney. This is a valuable opportunity to defend your case in a way that could result in the State Attorney abandoning prosecution of your case or reducing the charges that are formally filed against you. However, if charges are filed, Bryan will fight for you every step of the way up to and including trial.
Contact Experienced West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Bryan Raymond if You Have Been Accused of Assault, Battery or Another Crime of Violence in Florida
Experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Bryan Raymond has the legal experience and courtroom skills necessary to defend you if you have been accused of assault, battery or any other violent crime in Palm Beach County. Therefore, if you have been accused of assault, battery or another violent crime in Palm Beach County, contact Bryan today at (561) 682-1115.