Due to COVID-19, we will be conducting all consultations either via video chat, phone, or email. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Call Today 386.277.1166
Let Williams Legal Fight For You Defending You Against Assault & Battery Charges

Volusia County Assault & Battery Lawyer

Charged? Call (386) 277-1166 for Representation.

Assault and battery are often referred to in the same case, but are actually two different offenses. Both of these crimes are serious and can result in excessive fines and jail time. If you have been accused of assault or battery, Williams Legal is here to help. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case and will do our best to represent your side of the story in court.

What is the Difference Between Assault & Battery in Florida?

As separate crimes in the state of Florida, both assault and battery carry serious penalties if found guilty. The largest difference between the two is that assault is threatening or harassment leading to the fear of harm while battery is the actual act of physically harming a person. A case may be either assault, battery, or assault AND battery, depending on what takes place. If you are facing accusations, let us defend you right away!

Defenses for Assault

Person with handcuffs behind back

Oftentimes, defendants claim that they were only joking, or had no intention of carrying out their alleged threats. At Williams Legal, we can stand by your side in court and tell your side of the story. Were you only kidding when you alluded to a particular crime? Did you threaten a victim by accident? Did you display a lack of intent? Did you make your threats out of self-defense, defense of another, or defense of property? Let our team advocate for you today.

Contact us online or call (386) 277-1166 to confidentially discuss your case with a trusted DeLand assault attorney during a free initial consultation.

What Is Assault?

Assault focuses on a threat of harm aimed at an individual or group. Florida Statute Section 784.011 discusses the penal codes related to this crime.

Types of Assault in Florida

According to these statutes, there are two different types of assault:

  • Simple assault: This crime is considered a second degree misdemeanor. Punishments can include imprisonment up to 60 days and a fine up to $500.
  • Aggravated assault: This offense is treated as a third degree felony. Penalties may include up to 5 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $5,000.

In assault cases, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant demonstrated a viable threat. He or she may have done this through actions, words, or gestures. The prosecution must also evidence that the accused had the means to carry out the act and that the victim experienced real fear.

What is Considered Battery in Florida?

Under Florida Statute Section 784.03, battery is the act of physically touching another person without their consent with the intent of causing physical harm. In Florida, battery charges are classified as simple battery, felony battery, and aggravated battery. Simple battery is the least serious being a misdemeanor charge.

Types of Battery Charges

There are three different charges for battery in Florida:

  • Simple battery: This is a first degree misdemeanor which can result in up to one year in prison and a fine up to $1,000. This charge is typically reserved for minor issues which cause little physical harm to the victim.
  • Felony battery: These cases are more serious, and can result in up to 5 years in prison. Convicted parties may also need to pay a fine up to $5,000.
  • Aggravated battery: The most serious charge for battery, this crime is considered a second degree felony. The accused may face up to 15 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 if convicted.

Our DeLand Assault Lawyer Can Fight for You

If you have been charged with battery, it's time to start exploring your defense strategy. Was the supposed crime an accident? Were you defending yourself from harm, or protecting another person? Were you preserving your property from robbery or damage? Did the victim consent to physical contact prior to the time of your action? Our team can help you investigate these matters and build your case.

We want to help you settle your case and fight for the best results. Call (386) 277-1166 to talk to a DeLand battery attorney today.


Our team here at Williams Legal, P.A. is very proud of the dedicated legal services we provide to our clients. We use our experience and knowledge to develop personalized legal strategies that are centered on our clients’ needs. Learn more about how we could help you by calling us anytime at (386) 277-1166.
  • “Mr. Williams had a vast wealth of knowledge and was very courteous.”


  • “Thank you Douglas very much for the job you have find for mI will always recommend you to my friends and relatives.”


  • “Douglas Scott Williams timely intervention really saved the day. Thank you Attorney Williams!”


  • “Doug is a great person and lawyer. He knows his stuff.”


  • “He demonstrated a very professional attitude and made us feel comfortable and confident that we selected the right Lawyer.”


  • “Douglas Williams is a true professional.”


  • “I really liked the service I got, Thank you:)”


  • “Mr. Williams was extremely helpful and caring.”


  • “The best lawyer you will come across in town for immigration purposes.”


  • “Made going through the immigration process with my wife very smooth and helped answer any questions or concerns that we had.”


  • “Mr. And mrs. Williams are not just doing their jobs, they truly care about their clients and they go above and beyond for you.”


Williams Legal Is Here to Help—24 Hours a Day. All Consultations Are Free.

We extend the option for all clients to either meet with us in-person or discuss their legal matters over the phone.
If you have a loved one behind bars, we also make jail calls.

Request an Appointment