Panama City Assault & Battery Attorneys
Legal Help for Violent Crimes in Bay, Calhoun, Walton, & Surrounding Counties
Assault and battery are among the most misunderstood criminal charges. People often confuse these two crimes, but in reality, they are separate offenses with distinct legal definitions. Although assault and battery can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, both carry serious consequences that could have a lasting impact on your future.
If you’ve been accused of assault or battery—or both—you need an experienced Panama City criminal defense attorney who understands the nuances of Florida law. The attorneys at Hinson Law Offices have over 25 years of legal experience defending clients against violent crime charges throughout Bay, Calhoun, Walton, and nearby counties. We know how to build strong cases that protect your rights and minimize the potential penalties associated with a conviction.
Defining Assault & Battery in Florida
Under Florida law, assault and battery are two distinct criminal charges. Assault occurs when someone acts in a way that makes another person fear immediate harm or violence. Battery is defined as the intentional touching of another person against their will or without their consent. Both offenses carry serious penalties, making it essential to have an experienced attorney on your side if you’ve been charged with either one.
You can be charged with assault by:
- Attempting to cause physical harm to another person
- Threatening violence against someone else
- Intentionally causing fear of imminent danger in another person
- Trying to make unwanted physical contact with someone else
- Striking at another person without actually hitting them
- Displaying a weapon or object that could be used as a weapon
- Engaging in any type of threatening behavior toward someone else
You can be charged with battery by:
- Hitting, slapping, shoving, punching, kicking, or otherwise assaulting someone else physically
- Throwing objects at another individual with the intent of causing injury
- Spitting on somebody intentionally
- Unwanted sexual contact
- Using force or threats to keep somebody from leaving a space
- Intentionally damaging another person’s property
Defending Against Assault & Battery Charges in Panama City
At Hinson Law Offices, we take a personalized approach to defending against assault and battery charges. We understand that no two cases are the same, so we take the time to get to know you, your situation, and the details of the charges you face.
Our attorneys will aggressively protect your rights throughout every step of the criminal process and work with you on an individual basis to build an effective defense strategy. We have extensive experience litigating all types of violent crime cases—including assault and battery—and have taken several cases all the way to trial when necessary.
When facing any type of criminal charge, it is essential to have an experienced attorney on your side. Don’t hesitate to contact Hinson Law Offices for help with your assault and battery case in Panama City or the surrounding communities.
Call us today at (850) 403-6348 or complete our online form to request a free consultation. We are committed to building relationships based on trust and communication to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
We believe in empowering our clients by providing them with transparent communication every step of the way.
We take a hands-on approach and will even visit clients in jail on a monthly basis.
We show the prosecution that we mean business by aggressively preparing your case from the minute you hire us.
Hinson Law Offices leverages more than 25 years of legal experience.