In the state of Florida, assault and battery are actually two separate
criminal acts. Assault is considered to be the intentional and knowing
threat of committing violence against another person. On the other hand, battery
is the actual causing of intentional bodily harm against another person.
In some cases, an individual can be charged with both types of crimes—hence
why people often view the crime as one.
Regardless, of what you have been arrested or criminally charged with,
we encourage you to contact our skilled Tampa criminal defense firm as
soon as possible. We have vast legal experience and can help you defend
your future, freedoms, and legal rights.