Defending Assault and Battery Charges in Clearwater
Someone cuts you off in traffic. At the next stoplight, you roll down your window and give him a piece of your mind. That moment of road rage could result in an arrest for assault.
A belligerent drunk at a bar has been bothering your date all evening. You push him away. He falls and gets a lump on his head. Next thing you know, you are being arrested for battery.
The criminal defense attorneys of Bauer Crider & Parry know how to defend clients accused of assault or battery. Since 1989, we have successfully represented thousands of clients arrested for offenses such as:
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
- Felony battery
- Domestic violence
Assault and Battery Defined Assault is a threat of doing violence to another person or to put another in fear of being harmed. The threat of violence can be by word or action and must be coupled with the apparent ability to carry out the threat. Battery means intentionally causing physical harm to another person. It can include striking or simply touching him or her.
Our first step is to listen carefully as you explain what happened. Then we start asking questions: Did you actually touch the other person? Was there a weapon involved? Were you acting in self defense or in the defense of another person? Was this person a stranger, an acquaintance or a family member? Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime before?
Guiding You Through the System
We will review facts and advise you of your options and guide you through each step in the legal process, effectively and efficiently based on our 130 years of handling cases like these.
In many cases, our lawyers may be able to get the charges against you reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. In other cases, we may be able to get the charges dropped and the case dismissed. Either way, you need skilled representation to see if this may be possible.
In every case, we will work diligently to achieve positive resolution for you.
If you want to put our experience to work defending you, please call toll free 866-387-8952 or contact a criminal defense attorney via e-mail or visit our offices in Tampa, Clearwater and Port Richey, Florida. The initial consultation is free of charge.