Assault & Battery

Were you arrested after an argument but felt you were only defending yourself?

If so, you may have been surprised when you were handcuffed and charged with assault and battery. No matter how you saw the incident, a law enforcement officer can charge you with assault if someone had a reasonable fear that you intended to harm them, and you appeared to be capable of doing so. After a thorough review of your case, our attorneys may be able to substantiate a plea negotiation or dismissal of the charges by identifying the underlying causes, such as being intoxicated, acting in self defense, or coming to the aid of another.

At the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, we have defended clients charged with assault and battery for cases to involving:

  • Simple Assault
  • Simple Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Self-Defense in an Assault
  • Aggravated Assault or Battery
  • Road Rage
  • Fighting in Public
  • Felony Assault or Battery
  • Battery on a Law Officer

Assault Defense Lawyers | Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City & Palatka

When you become angry, it is very important to pick your words carefully. If someone believes a credible threat exists, you can be charged with assault. If you carry out the threat by unlawfully touching another person, then the offense becomes battery. Unfortunately, many assault and battery arrests are the result of an alleged victim telling a better story to the police. When your side of the story goes untold, you can face hefty fines, probation or jail time. It is always prudent to seek the immediate advice of legal counsel. To speak with an attorney about protecting your future, call toll free at 1-877-377-7801.

DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of criminal defense. Seek the services of a qualified attorney immediately following an arrest for assault or battery.

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Mr.Jones went beyond needed services as a lawyer to help me with my very in depth case. Very helpful throughout the whole 6-7 month process. Not only did he get all my questions answered to the best of his abilities but also really showed compassion for my family & I during the case as well as after. 5 star lawyer, highly recommended. Thank you for all your hard work!
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I hired Mr. Jones to represent my son. We had never had to hire a lawyer and I was anxious. Mr. Jones took the time to explain what was happening and it helped lessen my concerns. Once we hired him he started work immediately and was able to get my son's case thrown out. We are very satisfied with his services. Robert H.
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I hired Christopher for situation I got myself in. He worked hard to get my case dropped. I definitely would recommend this attorney to anyone needing one. He puts his heart in his work. Roy M.
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I had the pleasure of having Mr. Edwards represent me in 2006. While I was charged with a crime, Mr Edwards insisted sternly that he was very confident he could successfully defend the charges against me. This man exudes confidence. It is my opinion that he is clearly one of the best lawyers in the city of Gainesville. You can't go wrong with Mr. Edwards!!! Everette Sr.
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We are from Lake City, Florida. As parents, we sought the help of Mr. Edwards in my daughter's behalf. As a young lady, she had acquired multiple felonies with the prospect of 10-15 years in prison facing her. Mr. Edwards heard our case, took it on with confidence, and got her sentence reduced to 10 years probation, and restitution. That was 8 years ago, and my daughter is married, has a son, and is doing great. She hasn't even had a traffic violation. Because Mr. Edwards believed in us and took a chance, we will be forever be in his debt. He is a great lawyer, with a very big heart. Colin
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