Assault and Battery


Assault and battery charges can produce a wide variety of sentencing. For some, aggravated assault or aggravated battery may subject an individual to Florida’s Three Strikes Laws or to harsher sanctions under Florida’s Prison Release Re-Offender and Habitual Violent Criminal Offender laws which can result in jail/prison time. Call the Law Office of John M. Howe for a free initial consultation. We can talk to you about the assault and battery charges you, a friend, or family member faces.

The basics of assault and battery

Many people find the legal specifics of these charges confusing. Assault, for example, does not always mean hitting someone. It is about the intention. Trying to apply force to another person or actually hitting someone can qualify as assault. Assault and battery are typically related, but not always. Mr. Howe can help explain these laws as they apply to your situation. In Florida, assault and battery are typically misdemeanors, resulting in fines and possibly jail time.

Aggravated assault and aggravated battery

The charge of aggravated assault or aggravated battery is a felony in Florida and must be taken very seriously. Someone convicted of an aggravated assault faces serious prison time. There are several factors that can cause a simple assault to become an aggravated assault, such as the use of a firearm, another deadly weapon, or even an automobile.

Assisting with all types of assault and battery

The Law Office of John M. Howe is experienced in cases involving the above charges, and cases of domestic battery. Our skilled and careful representation has helped people overcome restraining orders, lessen punishments, and achieve the dismissal of charges. It is usually unwise to deal with the police on your own; let Attorney Howe guide you through the complex legal process.

Contact South Florida criminal defense attorney John M. Howe

To discuss how we will fight to protect your rights, contact the Law Office of John M. Howe via our online form or by calling us at 561-296-7772 or toll-free at 866-930-2938. During your first meeting, Mr. Howe will examine your case and determine the best way to help you fight the assault or battery charges you are facing.

How can we help you?

We are committed to fighting your fight, protecting your rights and the rights of your family to ensure that you receive justice and nothing less.