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Ocala and Gainesville Assault & Battery Lawyers

Criminal Defense Lawyers Tania Alavi and Andrew Pozzuto will fully investigate your case, strategize your most successful defense and patiently guide you through the criminal justice process. You have an enormous amount at stake here. Prosecutors often seek extensive prison time for violent crimes.

Assault & Battery allegations can impact your life, even if the allegations turn out to be false. If you have been charged with assault, battery or another violent crime in Gainesville or Ocala area, you need an attorney who will relentlessly defend your rights. Do not take chances with your freedom. Contact The AP Law Group to immediately advise you on your best course of action.

A conviction for Violent Crimes can lead to imprisonment, probation, and fines. Assault, Battery & Violent Crime convictions also mean negative criminal history that can affect your ability to get a job, ruin educational opportunities, and make it hard to even find a place to live. Our Assault & Battery Lawyers will work to help you avoid the toughest penalties.

Some of the most common violent crimes charges in Florida are:

Assault, Battery & Violent Crimes in Florida

  • Assault
    • Florida Statute 784.011 defines Assault as an intentional threat to do violence to another person. A person who assaults another has to be capable of committing the threatened act, and the intended victim has to be fearful the act is going to happen in the near future.
    • Penalties: In Florida, Assault is a Second Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or probation and a $500 fine.
  • Aggravated Assault
    • Florida Statute 784.021 defines Aggravated Assault as intentionally threatening a person with a deadly weapon.
    • Penalties: In Florida, Aggravated Assault is a Third Degree Felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years prison, and/or a $5000 fine.
  • Battery
    • Florida Statute 784.03 defines Battery as intentionally touching someone against their will, or intentionally touching someone to cause harm.
    • Penalties: In Florida, Battery is First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail, and/or $1000 fine.
    • A second Battery conviction can be prosecuted be a Third Degree Felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years prison, and/or a $5000 fine.
  • Aggravated Battery
    • Florida Statute 784.045 defines Aggravated Battery as Battery with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement to the victim. Aggravated battery can also be a battery upon a pregnant woman who the offender knew or should have known was pregnant.
    • Penalties: In Florida, Aggravated Battery is a Second Degree Felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years prison, and/or a $10,000 fine.
  • Felony Battery
    • Florida Statute 784.041 defines Felony Battery as Battery causing great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to the victim.
    • Penalties: In Florida, Felony Battery is a Third Degree Felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years prison, and/or a $5000 fine.


If you have been accused, arrested or charged with Assault, Battery or another Violent Crime in Gainesville, Ocala or surrounding areas (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Sumter, Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union Counties), contact Defense Attorneys Tania Alavi & Andrew Pozzuto immediately. Call The AP Law Group at (352) 732-9191 or tell us about your case using this form.

The advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney is the first step in a strategy for success. Our team of attorneys will make certain your rights are understood and protected.