aggravated assaultThe criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients accused of a myriad of assault and threat-related offenses, some of which include aggravated assault, assault, and stalking. Our seasoned attorneys represent clients in jurisdictions throughout South Florida, including Boynton Beach, Wellington, and Boca Raton.

With a practice focused entirely on serving clients charged with criminal and DUI offenses, the lawyers at Arnesen Law have accumulated a wealth of experience, developing specifically-formulated techniques to handle these cases. In fact, the firm’s founder, Jay Arnesen, honorably retired from the police force after nearly losing his life while on duty. He now dedicates himself and his practice to ensuring that every one of his clients receives the vigorous defense they deserve.

With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Arnesen and his team are readily available to clients facing charges in all of South Florida. Contact the offices of Arnersen Law anytime at 561-419-9630. Our lawyers are always pleased to provide initial legal consultations free of charge.

As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq.

Aggravated Assault – Florida Statutes Section 784.021

Chapter 784, Section 21 of the Florida Statutes dictates the following with regard to aggravated assault:

(1)   An “aggravated assault” is an assault:

(a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or
(b) With an intent to commit a felony.

(2) Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082, section 775.083, or section 775.084.

In order to understand the legal definition of aggravated assault, one must first be familiar with what characterizes an assault offense. Under Florida Law, an assault occurs when an individual threatens, but does not ultimately commit, an act of violence. As such, an aggravated assault occurs when the actor threatens a victim with a deadly weapon or with the intention of committing a felony but does not, in fact, injure said victim.

*Aggravated assault charges can entail a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment if committed with a firearm or other deadly weapon, according to Florida Statute 775.087. Under this statute, those convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon are subject to a mandatory minimum term of incarceration of 3 years.

Aggravated Assault – Potential Penalties

Third Degree Aggravated Assault with a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon: minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years, maximum prison sentence of 5 years, up to 5 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $5,000

Third Degree Aggravated Assault: maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, up to 5 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $5,000

Contact Our Palm Beach County Aggravated Assault Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation

An aggravated assault conviction can severely impact your life and may result in a mandatory prison sentence. As a result, it is essential to obtain an experienced defense attorney who can fight these charges on your behalf, significantly increasing the potential for a positive result. If you or a someone you love is facing aggravated assault charges in South Florida, contact the criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law at 561-419-9630 for a free consultation.

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Jay Arnesen is a retired police officer turned criminal defense attorney who now defends clients charged with criminal and traffic (DUI) offenses in South Florida. With offices conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Mr. Arnesen appears in courts throughout South Florida on a regular basis. Protect your rights, contact experienced criminal defense lawyer Jay Arnesen anytime for a free initial consultation at 866-347-6296.

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