Tampa Violent Crimes Lawyer
Many people have disagreements that can lead to violence being used. When this occurs, a person may be charged with assault or battery, or another violent crime. In many cases, the person accused believes they were justified in the use of force. Tampa violent crime lawyer Donald C. Barrett has represented many individuals charged with violent felony and misdemeanor crimes, including aggravated battery, aggravated assault, domestic battery, improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and assault. Through hard work and diligence, he has helped his clients avoid life-altering consequences that result from a conviction for such crimes.
Violent crimes in Florida
A person can be arrested and charged with assault in Florida without ever committing any actual physical violence. An assault under Florida law is completed through a threat of violence that puts a person in fear of harm. Actual physical violence or contact with another can be charged as battery. Assault and battery are frequently charged together from one incident, although they are separate crimes and can result in separate convictions and sentences. Battery and assault may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on certain factors, such as prior convictions or the use of a weapon.
Donald C. Barrett, P.A. offers advice and representation of individuals in Tampa charged with any violent felony or misdemeanor, including:
- Aggravated Assault
- Domestic Battery
- Aggravated Battery
- Felony Battery
- Disorderly Conduct
- Disorderly Intoxication
- False Imprisonment
- Attempted Murder
- Resisting Arrest
- Aggravated Stalking
Persons convicted of a violent felony are likely to face a prison sentence as well as other serious negative consequences, such as civil liability to the victim or the loss of child custody in family court. Tampa defense lawyer Donald Barrett engages in extensive discovery of the facts of each case to uncover important details which support a strong defense of the charges, such as self-defense or the defense of others, lack of identification, involuntary confession, provocation, accident and other factors which could lessen or mitigate the charge or provide the basis for a dismissal of charges. Through plea negotiations or trial, he is frequently able to obtain positive results for his clients, such as having a felony reduced to a misdemeanor with adjudication withheld, and in some cases no probation required.
Get Help Now after a Tampa Violent Crimes Arrest
If you have been arrested for assault, battery or other violent crimes in Tampa, act quickly to protect your rights and secure your best chances for a favorable outcome. Call Donald C. Barrett, P.A. at 813-280-1201 for a free consultation with an experienced and successful Tampa violent crime lawyer.