What is the difference between battery charges and assault charges in Jacksonville?

Many times, we hear the terms assault and battery together. The fact is, they are two totally different crimes in Jacksonville and all of Florida
2008->Ch0784->Section%20011#0784.011″target=”_blank”>Assault in Florida is when you intentionally threaten to do harm to someone, you have the ability to carry out your threat, and you put the other person in fear. For example, if you hold up a steak knife, tell someone you are going to cut them, and the other person is scared that you could cut them. If you are arrested for assault in Florida, you could face up to 60 days in jail because it is a first degree misdemeanor.

2008->Ch0784->Section%2003#0784.03″target=”_blank”>Battery, on the other hand, is when you intentionally touch someone when they don’t want you to or intentionally hurt someone. It is very easy to get arrested for battery in Jacksonville. If you get into an argument with someone, touch them on the arm, and JSO is called, you are most likely getting arrested and taken to jail.

If you have any questions about an assault or battery arrest in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Battery Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.