Aggravated Assault and Physical Assault

Acometimiento Agravado y Agresión Fí­sica

Under Florida law, a felony aggravated battery can be charged separately from a battery charge. The charge of aggravated assault can be charged if the victim feels threatened with physical or emotional harm if the perpetrator acts with criminal intent or knows that his or her actions may cause injury. A charge of aggravated battery, on the other hand, can be charged if there is physical contact with the intent to cause harm. In both cases, “intent” is an important component of the charge of said crime.

A charge of “minor” assault or “simple” physical assault can be charged if there is no criminal intent, but the actions were sufficient to cause harm or harm.

Too often, police arrive at the scene of an altercation and charge a person based solely on what the injured party says, without investigating to determine the circumstances that led to the incident, including acting in self-defense.

If you have been charged with assault or battery in the Tampa Bay area, contact Mike G Ley for help. I am Attorney Mike G. As a former prosecutor, I have prosecuted hundreds of aggravated assault and battery cases, including domestic violence cases. During that time, I learned how police and prosecutors skip important steps in the investigation and ignore evidence that often demonstrates the absence of criminal intent. Today, I use my experience and knowledge to protect the rights of people facing charges for violent crimes.

Call my office in Tampa as soon as possible at 813-221-4303. Time is often an important factor in finding witnesses and gathering evidence in assault and battery cases.

My criminal defense experience includes:

  • Felonies of aggravated assault
  • Physical assault charges
  • Domestic violence
  • Charges of misdemeanor assault, including assault in the second, third and fourth degree


Police have the option of charging a driver with manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter following a vehicle accident that resulted in injury or death, if it is determined that the driver who caused the accident was driving under the influence (DUI), acted with criminal negligence or was driving with a suspended license. If you were charged following a DUI accident or a serious traffic violation, you will need an attorney who understands how the prosecution builds a case to obtain a conviction on top of the DUI or traffic violation.


Please call my office immediately at 813-221-4303, or send an email with a brief explanation of the circumstances. I will schedule a free consultation at my office in Tampa, or elsewhere as soon as possible.

Effective Defense from an AV Preeminent* Rated Former Prosecutor with more than 25 Years of Experience