Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
The Morris Law Firm, P.A. can help and has specific knowledge and experience in Firearm / Weapons defense. Morris Law Firm, P.A. is dedicated to aggressively representing our clients. We have the experience and knowledge of Florida State laws; we will strive to get to you lowest sentencing possible.
St. Petersburg Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Lawyer
Assault is a purposeful, unlawful threat by word or physical act impending violence to an individual, combined with an apparent propensity to do so, and participating in an act that produces substantiated fear that such violence is impending. If this intimidation is convoyed by the handling of a deadly weapon, the offender faces a third-degree felony conviction punishable by a third-degree felony carrying a prison term of up to five years.
If arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm in Pinellas County, Florida, or the surrounding counties of Manatee County, Sarasota County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, and Polk County, Florida contact us to discuss your case with an experienced St. Petersburg aggravated assault criminal defense attorney. Typically, circumstances of arrests for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm transpire nonetheless in the case of self-protection.
The State of Florida law states that a misdemeanor assault conviction alleges that the offender threatens the victim with impending violence. In the occurrence of a weapon being used, the unlawful offense is a felony aggravated assault.
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm components are required to prove:
- The defendant must unlawfully intend to threaten another person by word or action; acts of self-defense are not unlawful.
- The defendant must have aimed the firearm in the direction of the assault victim so that the victim assuredly expects to be significantly injured.
- The defendant must have preordained the aggravated assault act. Intentions should be validated by a confrontation.
The State of Florida law does not require for the prosecutor to prove an intention of murder. 3rd-degree felony Aggravated Assault is punishable by five years in prison time and a $5,000 fine. With Aggravated Assault with Possession of a Firearm, the offense is punishable by carries with a three-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
784.021 Aggravated assault.–
- An “aggravated assault” is an assault: (a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or
(b) With an intent to commit a felony.
- Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
Morris Law Firm, P.A. | Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
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