Orlando Assault & Battery Attorney

Assault and Battery in OrlandoAssault and Battery Defense in Orlando

Every year in the state of Florida, thousands of people are charged with some form of assault and/or battery. These are serious criminal offenses that may result in severe criminal penalties for those convicted. Assault and battery are two distinct crimes, although they are often considered the same by many people who are not in the legal field. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando assault and battery lawyers understand the life-changing consequences you may face if found guilty, and the need to have a capable attorney on your side.

Depending on the extent of injury a victim suffers and other circumstances, these crimes may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Misdemeanor crimes typically do not incur penalties that are as harsh as those for a felony, although the penalties may still include up to one year in jail. Some of the offenses in the area of assault and battery include:

Regardless of the crime you are charged with or under investigation for, it is vital to your freedom and future to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to securing the best possible outcome and helping you avoid negative consequences.

Distinction Between Assault and Battery in Florida

There is one simple distinction between assault and battery: in an assault, no physical injury has to result for you to be charged, however a threat that causes the victim to feel frightened or intimidated by someone who is capable of carrying through with the threat may result in charges. With battery, the victim is either physically touched or struck in some way, or suffers some degree of bodily harm.

Being convicted of any form of assault and/or battery is serious, as you may not only lose your freedom and spend time in jail or prison, you may also face substantial fines and a criminal record. A criminal conviction impacts a person's life in more ways than you can imagine, including reputation, career, employment, and in some cases relationships. Having a criminal record is something you want to avoid when at all possible.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

Many individuals believe they do not need a lawyer when facing criminal charges. The fact is, the likelihood of achieving your desired outcome is much greater with the assistance of a qualified Orlando assault and battery attorney. At Adams & Luka, we will thoroughly review your case, investigate the details, examine the evidence, and work diligently to develop a solid defense to fight the charges against you. We understand how police and prosecutors work, which gives us an advantage when it comes to protecting your legal rights and freedom. There are many legal options, and it may be possible to have charges dismissed or reduced. Contact our office immediately for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.

Client Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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
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