Assault charges in Tallahassee can carry severe penalties that threaten your future. Constructing an assertive defense requires a lawyer who understands prosecution tactics. Connor Hilgenfeldt has successfully defended clients against allegations of assault, aggravated assault, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors typically build assault cases relying on police testimony, eyewitness statements, photographs, and physical evidence. Connor Hilgenfeldt thoroughly examines all prosecution evidence to identify technical flaws and inconsistencies. His defense strategy aims to get charges reduced or dismissed by highlighting problems with the investigation, contradictory witness statements, or lack of solid proof.

Assault is serious in Florida. Depending on injury, victim age, and weapon used, it can be a felony. There are two types – simple and aggravated assault. The attorneys at Call Connor Law can help defend against both.

Under Florida law, simple assault is a misdemeanor. It requires:

  • An intentional, unlawful threat of violence by word or action
  • Appearing capable of carrying out the threat
  • The victim fearing imminent violence

No physical violence is needed. Threatening violence or swinging a fist but missing is assault if the victim feared harm. Punishable by up to 60 days jail and a $500 fine.

Aggravated assault adds:

  • Use of a deadly weapon
  • Intent to commit another felony

Anything potentially causing serious injury is a deadly weapon – a chair, rock, bottle, etc. It’s a felony with up to 5 years prison and a $5,000 fine.

Facing prosecutors determined to convict is daunting. With Connor Hilgenfeldt as your advocate, you gain a strategic defender who will fight to protect your rights at every phase. Contact Call Connor Law to schedule your assault charges consultation and learn more about your defense options. Don’t let these life-altering allegations go unchallenged.

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