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Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Marion County, FL

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Simple assault is a misdemeanor offense, but when you commit this crime while using or threatening to use a deadly weapon, you could be facing third degree felony charges. Assault with a deadly weapon is a form of aggravated assault, and a conviction can lead to a permanent criminal record and other undesirable repercussions.

This type of assault is pursued even more vigorously by the state and law enforcement as it can place a victim at a much higher risk of bodily harm or death. If you are facing assault with a deadly weapon charges, you need to make immediate contact with an Ocala criminal defense attorney, as your future stands at perilous risk.

Sentencing for Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Florida

When you commit an assault while in possession of a deadly weapon, you face a prison term of up to five years and up to a $5,000 fine. A strict mandatory minimum sentencing laws in Florida, the nature of the weapon used is a critical factor. If a firearm is used when committing an assault, there will be a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years if convicted.

There is no room for leniency or leeway on the part of a judge's discretion, and he or she is legally bound to asses this punishment upon you. The prosecution's case will rely heavily on witnesses' testimony, and a skilled defense lawyer can work at lessening charges or getting them dropped altogether if the state's case is not strong enough.

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At Dunham & Ingram LLC we are committed to providing the best service and legal counsel available to every client. Our attorneys are determined to pursue every possible avenue for the protection of your legal rights and your future.

You need the assistance of a trusted and caring legal firm if you have been arrested. Contact an Ocala criminal lawyer from the firm today and submit a free case evaluation as soon as possible.

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