When Does Assault Become Aggravated?

Assault may be defined as an attempt or threat of violence to another person, with the apparent or actual ability to carry out this threat. Aggravated assault is a more serious version of this crime and involves assault with a deadly weapon or with the intent to commit a felony offense. Aggravated assault is a third degree felony and an adult offender may face a state prison sentence of up to 5 years. For a minor tried in juvenile court, the penalties will be different. Generally speaking, the juvenile justice system focuses on rehabilitation and counseling rather than strict punishment. This means that a minor may face detention in a juvenile correctional facility and may also face counseling, community service, or probation.

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Like all violent crimes, assault and battery is vigorously prosecuted by Florida law enforcement. This is because this crime involves the injury of a third party and may even lead to death. For this reason, any person who has been charged needs to consult with a skilled defense attorney. Our firm knows what is on the line with criminal cases of this nature and will go above and beyond in my efforts to ensure that our clients have the reliable legal assistance that they deserve.

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