Assault With a Deadly Weapon
In Florida, assault with a deadly weapon is a serious offense that can result in a lengthy prison sentence, a substantial fine, and a negative impact on your future. If you are convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, it may be difficult for you to find employment, or receive any financial assistance from the government for educational purposes. If you are facing charges for assault with a deadly weapon, it is important to face these charges head on by contacting an experienced Duval County violent crimes attorney who can provide you with the vital legal guidance.Jacksonville Assault With a Deadly Weapon Attorney
If you have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon in Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Hilliard, Jacksonville, or the surrounding areas, contact Roelke Law. Bill Roelke is a tactical defense attorney who will use a systematical approach to analyze the facts of your case and find errors made by law enforcement that can potentially lead to the dismissal of your case.
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Assault With a Deadly Weapon in Florida
According to Fla. Stat. § 784.011, an individual is guilty of assault if he or she intentionally causes, or threatens to cause harm to someone and has the apparent ability to do so. Any threats must create a fear in the alleged victim, which makes him or her believe that violence is imminent.
As stated by Fla. Stat. § 784.021, a person can be charged with assault with a deadly weapon if he or she commits assault with the use of a deadly weapon without the intent to kill the alleged victim. A deadly weapon is any object used or threatened to be used in a way likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
Penalties for Assault With a Deadly Weapon in Florida
According to Fla. Stat. § 775.082 and § 775.083, assault with a deadly weapon is considered a third degree felony. If convicted of this offense, an individual can be sentenced to up to five years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
If the offense involved the use of a firearm, the individual is required to serve a minimum of three years in prison. Furthermore, assault with a deadly weapon will be upgraded from a third degree felony to a second degree felony if the alleged victim was a member of law enforcement, a firefighter or an emergency medical technician. Assault with a deadly weapon as a second degree felony carries a potential prison sentence of up to 15 years (three years of which are mandatory), and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
Roelke Law, P.A. | Jacksonville Assault With a Deadly Weapon Attorney
If you are facing charges for assault with a deadly weapon in Hilliard, Penney Farms, Orange Park, St. Augustine Beach, Jacksonville, or the surrounding areas, contact Roelke Law today for a consultation about your allegations. Bill Roelke is a skilled Jacksonville defense attorney who will put his extensive knowledge and resources to use for your case.
Contact Bill Roelke at (904) 354-0333 for a consultation about your assault with a deadly weapon case. Your initial consultation is free and is a vital part of defending yourself against these allegations.