A Skilled Attorney For Violent Crimes
The accusation of a violent crime could change your life. It is important to fight to protect your freedom. A South Florida violent crime attorney can help you work to obtain the best possible results in your case and get your life back on track.
I am attorney Shlomi Presser, and I carefully evaluate all evidence to help my clients. At Presser Law Firm, I will find any way to challenge the charges and seek to have them reduced or dismissed. My Fort Lauderdale firm has represented clients in serious criminal matters for more than two decades, including allegations involving violence.
An Aggressive Defense Against Violent Crime Charges
A criminal accusation involving any type of violence will typically be the subject of aggressive prosecution, and any penalties involved are likely to be harsh. Violent crimes under state law are mostly found in Florida Penal Code Offenses Against the Person.
Crimes of violence may include assault, kidnapping, threats and other offenses. Many of these offenses contain similar elements. For instance, the differences between assault and aggravated assault or unlawful restraint and kidnapping can be slight. The difference in penalties between these offenses, however, can be significant. The most common examples of violent crimes prosecuted in South Florida and Broward County include:
- Crimes causing injury to a child, an elderly person or a person with a disability
- Terroristic threats
No matter what kind of violent crime charges you are facing, I can help you build the defense you deserve in your case.
How Is Assault Defined Under The Penal Code?
Assault, as defined in the Florida penal code, is an “intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.”
Most assaults are classed as second degree misdemeanors. A conviction can lead to fines and up to 60 days of jail time. Along with the possibility of civil penalties, an assault charge carries the potential to upend your life and seriously damage your future.
Choose A Defender You Can Trust
Florida law takes violent crime charges very seriously, and so should you. If you are facing these charges or think you will be soon, contact me immediately to begin crafting a custom-tailored defense to suit your unique needs. Call me at 954-613-9217 or email me here to schedule your initial consultation today.