Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Assault is threatening to do harm to another person and having the present ability to carry out that threat. A simple assault is a misdemeanor but penalties can be enhanced depending on who is assaulted. If an assault includes the use of a deadly weapon, it becomes a felony. If the assault includes the use of a firearm, a prison sentence is required under the Criminal Punishment Code unless there is legal reason for a downward departure.
Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Battery is touching another person against their will. It could include throwing or even spitting at someone. A simple battery is a misdemeanor but can become a felony if the accused has 2 priors. Battery becomes a felony if it is committed on a pregnant woman, an elderly person, a police officer or medical provider and in certain other circumstances.
If you have been arrested or are currently under investigation for a Treasure Coast or Palm Beach assault or battery, contact us, today to discuss your options with a qualified attorney at the Ferraro Law Group.