Law Office Of Leanna J. Smith
Leanna Smith

Aggravated Assault Attorney in Deltona, FL

The Law Office of Leanna J. Smith represents clients who need a dedicated and experienced aggravated assault attorney in Deltona, FL for defending against domestic violence, aggravated battery, or assault and battery crimes. Additionally, attorney Smith serves clients throughout Volusia County, including Daytona Beach, DeBary, DeLand, Lake Helen, and Orange City, FL. Hablamos español!

What is Aggravated Assault?

In the State of Florida, aggravated assault is a third-degree felony that occurs when an individual with a deadly weapon attempts to strike a person without the intent to kill. Assaulting an individual to commit a felony is also considered an aggravated assault. It's important to note that you don't have to harm someone to be charged with assault. The threat alone is sufficient to be charged with a crime. When a person is physically injured, it is called a battery. Using a deadly weapon elevates an assault crime to aggravated assault, which carries stiffer penalties of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Aggravated Battery

Aggravated battery in Florida is an intentional act of violence against someone that causes severe bodily injury, a permanent disability, or disfigurement with or without using a deadly weapon. It is considered a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison or probation and a $10,000 fine.

Domestic Violence

An act of violence between current or former family or household members that results in injury or death is considered domestic violence in Florida. Acts such as assault, battery, stalking, kidnapping, and false imprisonment are all examples of crimes that can be prosecuted under domestic violence laws. Since there is wide latitude in the types of crimes that a prosecutor can charge an offender under Florida's domestic violence statute, anyone facing these types of charges must consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney, like the Law Office of Leanne Smith, as soon as possible.

If you or someone you know needs a dedicated and experienced aggravated assault attorney in Deltona, FL, contact us at (386) 943-9797 for a free case consultation. We’ll work hard to uncover the facts of your case and fight for your rights to get your life back on track. Hablamos español!