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Lake County Assault & Battery Lawyer

Adams & Luka

Assault, battery, or aggravated assault or battery are serious charges in the state of Florida; a conviction will leave you facing harsh punishment that may include jail time. At Adams & Luka, we know that in many cases, an argument or disagreement gets out of hand, resulting in assault and battery charges. An individual does not have to be the instigator in order to face criminal charges. The simple fact that the other person involved contacted police could be enough to result in an arrest. In some cases, police may arrive at the scene and arrest everyone they suspect is involved, then sort out the details later. When you need a qualified Lake County assault and battery attorney, count on Adams & Luka to vigorously defend your legal rights and fight on your behalf.

Our areas of focus in assault and battery cases include:Definitions of Assault and Battery in Lake County

There are differences between assault, battery, and aggravated assault or aggravated battery. Many people believe these offenses are one and the same, however they are different.

Assault creates fear in another person by an intentional threat which may be either vocal or an act making the other person believe that violence (physical harm) is imminent.

Aggravated assault occurs when a person uses a deadly weapon but does not intend to kill someone, or when there is intent to commit a felony.

Battery occurs when a person causes bodily harm to another person intentionally, or purposely strikes or touches another individual without that person's permission or consent.

When someone is seriously injured, permanently disfigured or even disabled by the perpetrator who causes the damage intentionally, or a deadly weapon is used in the commission of a battery, it becomes aggravated battery.

The penalties for those convicted on assault and battery charges vary, depending on which offense you are charged with, criminal history, and other factors. For a simple assault, a conviction may result in up to 60 days in jail along with a $500 fine. The penalties for battery include up to one year in jail if charged as a misdemeanor, or up to five years in jail if charged as a felony. Aggravated assault may leave you facing punishment that includes a maximum of five years in jail, along with fines of up to $5,000. The most serious of all, aggravated battery may leave those found guilty facing up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

As you can see, the penalties for assault and battery offenses are serious. At Adams & Luka, our Lake County assault and battery lawyers are on your side; we will fight vigorously on your behalf in our efforts to have charges dismissed or reduced, or to win at trial. You have legal rights that must be protected. Call our firm for a free consultation at (352) 787-2101 and let us begin work on your case today.

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