Aggravated Assault

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Sarasota Aggravated Assault Lawyer

Defending Against Felony Aggravated Assault Charges in FL

If you have been arrested for aggravated assault, it is important to retain an aggressive and experienced Sarasota aggravated assault lawyer as soon as possible. An assault charge is serious, and the consequences can be severe. You could be facing jail time, significant fines, and a permanent criminal record. Even worse, if you are convicted of aggravated assault, you could be facing a life sentence in prison. With such serious consequences, you cannot afford to go up against the state without an attorney by your side.

At the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, P.A., we have helped countless clients in the Sarasota area fight their assault charges. Our team is highly skilled in all aspects of criminal law, and we know how to use every resource available to help our clients obtain the best possible outcome in their cases. Whether you have been charged with simple assault or aggravated assault, we will work tirelessly to help you obtain the results you need and deserve.

If you are facing charges for aggravated assault, do not hesitate to reach out to the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, P.A. online or at (941) 541-5335 to schedule a free consultation with our skilled Sarasota aggravated assault attorney today.

What Is Aggravated Assault in Florida?

Under Florida Statutes § 784.021, assault is defined as an intentional act that causes another person to feel afraid of imminent harmful or offensive contact. The main difference between simple assault and aggravated assault is the presence of a weapon. If you are accused of assaulting someone with a deadly weapon and/or committing assault in order to commit another felony, you could be facing aggravated assault charges.

The degree of the charge will depend on whether a deadly weapon was used during the assault, the extent of the injury to the victim, and whether the defendant has prior convictions. Under Florida Statutes § 775.087, a deadly weapon is any object that is capable of causing death or serious bodily harm. This can include guns, knives, swords, cars, and more.

If you are convicted of aggravated assault, you could be facing serious penalties. If a deadly weapon was used, you could be facing third-degree felony charges, which carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison. If a gun was fired during the incident, a conviction could result in up to 20 years imprisonment. Lastly, if a person committed assault while committing another felony, they would face separate charges and penalties for each offense.

How Our Firm Can Help in Your Case

Our firm understands how terrifying it is to be charged with assault. Our Sarasota assault attorney understands that the state will do everything in its power to ensure that you are convicted of the charges against you. With this in mind, we will work tirelessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Our team will use our years of experience to help you build a strong defense, and we will do everything in our power to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

Contact us today at (941) 541-5335 to learn how our firm can help you.


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Our Sarasota criminal defense attorney has defended many people in all types of situations. He is the first person in Sarasota County to help a defendant facing a murder charge get his case dismissed under the Florida Stand Your Ground law. Our firm can investigate your case, collect supporting evidence, and prove you are innocent, the police violated your constitutional rights, or the prosecution has a weak case against you. We are ready to fight for you in trial.

  • Not Guilty Verdict 2016 CF 004875 NC – Life Felony Second Degree Murder
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  • Successful Resolution 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
  • Not Guilty Verdict 2017 MM 11498 – Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Sex Offense -Unnatural and Lascivious Act
  • Case Dismissed 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
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