Help When Facing Charges of Violent Crime
If you, a family member, or a friend has become incarcerated due to a violent crime, let Ammediate Bail Bonds help. We can post bail for charges of assault, aggravated assault, battery, and aggravated battery. Though we don’t condone violence in any way, we believe that all accused remain innocent until proven guilty.
Across our 25 years of service, we’ve helped innumerable clients either get bail for themselves or arrange for the release of a loved one. We understand how worrisome this process can become, especially for charges that arise from an already stressful situation. If you need bail for assault charges in Cocoa, FL, have questions about how bail works, or need someone released, give us a call today at (321) 631-2663.
Types of Assault Charges
When dealing with a violent crime charge, it helps to understand what the charges mean. While all involve violence, key differences exist between assault, battery, and aggravated versions of each. At Ammediate Bail Bonds, we can post bail for violent crime in all of these situations.
The key point to remember regarding assault is that physical contact is not required. In Florida, assault can occur with the threat of violence alone. Either a word or gesture can communicate this threat, so long as the accuser proves they feared imminent violence. The accused must also have the ability to actually execute the threat.
Assault charges get elevated to aggravated assault with the involvement of a deadly weapon. The accused can either attempt to use the weapon or simply display it in a threatening manner. As with assault, physical violence need not actually occur. As a more serious version of assault, aggravated assault comes with stiffer penalties and in Florida, typically results in felony charges.
In Florida, battery is defined as the actual employment of violence via an attack or unwanted touch. For example, if an individual shoves someone in the course of an argument, they could be charged with battery. If threats of violence accompanied the shove, the charges could involve both assault and battery. A conviction for battery requires proof that physical contact occurred without the victim’s permission.
Battery that involves the use of a deadly weapon becomes aggravated battery. However, aggravated battery can also occur in situations that do not involve a weapon. For example, violence committed against a pregnant woman, or acts that resulted in permanent disfigurement or disability, also count as aggravated battery.
In all of these situations, it is important to note additional charges could be brought on depending on the circumstances. If an individual is touched in an inappropriate manner during the course of an assault or battery, it could be considered a sex crime.
Don’t Hesitate to Call
At Ammediate Bail Bonds, we exist to serve our clients and ensure their constitutional right to bail for violent crimes in Cocoa, FL and the surrounding area. If you or a loved one has been accused of a violent crime, call (321) 631-2663 today to orchestrate a quick release.