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Aggravated Assault Attorney in Tavares, FL

Adams & Luka

In the state of Florida, aggravated assault is classified as a third-degree felony offense. It is often difficult for those accused to understand why they have been arrested for this crime, as its definition is a bit complex and technical. If you have been accused of aggravated assault it is important to take action immediately to protect your legal rights and freedom. We urge you to contact Adams & Luka now. Our aggravated assault attorneys are here to help.

Definition of Aggravated Assault in Tavares

Aggravated assault is essentially an enhanced type of assault under Florida law, and involves either the intent to commit a felony or the use of a deadly weapon. Examples include becoming involved in a fight at a nightclub or bar and striking someone with a bottle, or threatening someone when in possession of a weapon such as a gun, knife, or bat causing that person legitimate fear for his/her safety or life. The definition is technical and unclear for many people who stand accused.

Penalties for Aggravated Assault in Lake County, FL

Because it is a third-degree felony offense, those who are convicted of this violent crime may face punishment that includes a $5,000 fine along with a maximum of five years in prison and/or probation. Depending on the circumstances, for instance whether the assault was on a firefighter, law enforcement officer, or a firearm was involved, those accused may face second-degree charges which carry even harsher penalties including fines of as much as $10,000 and a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Tavares Aggravated Assault Statistics

According to crime statistics for Lake County and specifically Tavares, in 2014 there were 448 aggravated assault crimes committed per 100,000 people. When compared to the state average of 366 per 100,000 or the national average of 233 aggravated assault cases per 100,000, you can see this is a crime that occurs far too often in Tavares.

Arrested for Aggravated Assault in Lake County, FL

Anyone arrested or charged with aggravated assault should be aware there are very specific elements prosecutors must prove in order for the defendant to be found guilty.

First, it must be proven that you intentionally threatened the victim in an illegal manner, you did so in a way that was convincing and that instilled reasonable fear of imminent violence in the victim;

Additionally, you used a deadly weapon in the commission of the assault (without intent to kill), OR You clearly had the intent to commit a felony.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

While it is not always a simple matter for the prosecutor to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, you cannot take chances with your freedom and future. At Adams & Luka, our Tavares aggravated assault lawyers are skilled, experienced, and aggressive. We are prepared to fight on your behalf, exploring all legal options in an effort to reach the desired outcome. Contact us now for a free consultation at 352-787-2101.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink