Assault and Battery / Domestic Violence
Assault and Battery / Domestic Violence are very serious offenses in Florida. If you are charged with such a crime you need an experienced criminal attorney on your team. Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney Bradford Cohen can help you defend your case with his extensive knowledge of Florida’s criminal justice system. Bradford Cohen is available 24 hours a day to assist you.
(1) An "assault" is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.
(2) Whoever commits an assault shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.--s. 5, Feb. 10, 1832; RS 2400; GS 3226; RGS 5059; CGL 7161; s. 1, ch. 70-88; s. 729, ch 71-136; s. 17, ch. 74-383; s. 7, ch. 75-298; s. 171, ch. 91-224.
Note.--Former s. 784.02.