Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you have been accused of assaulting another individual with a deadly
weapon, you could be charged with aggravated assault. This crime is usually
charged as a Class 3
felony, which can result in up to five years in prison if you are convicted.
This type of charge can be very confusing. Many people do not realize
that assault is different from battery, meaning if you simply
threaten another individual with a deadly weapon and do not actually harm them,
you could still be charged with an
assault offense. Battery is generally defined as the action of touching and / or harming
the victim ("battering" them) against their will in some way.
An assault crime is generally defined as an intentional and unlawful threat (through words or actions) to commit violence upon another person. This type of crime will be elevated to aggravated assault if law enforcement believes you used a "deadly weapon" in assaulting the victim. It is important to remember that a deadly weapon does not have to be a firearm. It can be a pipe, frying pan, crowbar, kitchen knife, broken bottle or other weapon that could inflict deadly harm. No matter what your charges involve, an attorney could be able to give you the help that you need.
Aggravated Assault Defense in Tampa
If you have been charged with aggravated assault, you need to speak with a Tampa criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The legal team at Thomas & Paulk has years of experience handling violent crimes in Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas. Your lawyer could be able to help protect you from the serious consequences you will suffer if you are convicted.
If you or a loved one has been accused of an assault with a deadly weapon, contact our firm immediately to begin building your case. Our consultation is completely free and confidential.
Our experienced and successful criminal defense attorneys discuss the violent crimes criminal justice process and what it entails.
You may know nothing about the criminal system and may be confused on what to do next. You need an attorney who can guide you through the entire process.
You won't be able to look into all the possibilities alone. We're well-versed in criminal law and can provide you with a strong strategy to turn the odds in your favor.
We've been working in the courts for a long time and have developed positive relationships with all the people you may face, which can help improve your chances.
Building a Case
Unlike a prosecutor, your criminal defense attorney can spend the time to build a strong case to help get your charges dismissed or your penalties reduced.