A physical or verbal altercation at a bar or even in your own home could quickly intensify, resulting in an assault charge. If you are suspected of domestic violence or a bar fight, do not delay. Law enforcement is likely developing a case against you based on the opposing party's perspective of the altercation.
At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen, we are committed to preserving your legal rights. Criminal defense attorney Corey I. Cohen was a public defender and state prosecutor before starting his own practice to preserve individuals' civil rights. He knows firsthand that assault charges often come down to conflicting reports between disputing parties based on a lack of witness testimony.
Our firm will devote substantial resources to develop an aggressive defense strategy protecting you from any false or exaggerated statements. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Offering an Aggressive Defense Strategy Against Assault Charges
Defense lawyer Cohen offers an extensive background prosecuting and defending individuals facing misdemeanor and felony charges, including:
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse
- Sexual assault
- Assault and battery
- Assault in conjunction with theft charges
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
We will begin our defense strategy focused on uncovering any contradictory information in the opposing party's series of events leading to the altercation. Our firm is prepared to reveal any false statements given to police officers. We will also interview any available eyewitness to demonstrate if you acted out of self-defense. Our law firm will pursue every angle possible to develop a convincing legal argument.
Handling the Complexities of Battery Defense Law in Florida
From your perspective, the legalities of your case may seem somewhat simple. Numerous complex processes and options, however, will arise during the defense of your case. We can help. For instance:
Removing no-contact bond conditions: In domestic violence cases, one common condition of making bail is the requirement that the defendant has no contact with the alleged victim. Usually, this means that you can't return home or try for reconciliation. If you violate the conditions of the bond, then you can be arrested again and placed on a no-bond hold.
We have an excellent record of success getting those conditions removed so that you can make bail and get out of jail without having to stay away from your home or your spouse. The sooner you hire us the better chance we have of negotiating a bond agreement that does not include a no-contact restriction.
Declination of prosecution: In many cases, domestic violence arrests happen when an argument at home gets out of hand. One person calls the police but may later regret that action. If you and your spouse want to reconcile, and if your spouse wants to drop the domestic violence charges, we can work to negotiate a "declination of prosecution" with the prosecutor's office.
Mitigating Any Potential Damages
Commonly, police officers will charge individuals with assault and battery. These combined charges should not automatically be placed against you. Assault charges refer to the threat of violence, while battery charges indicate an actual act of physical violence.
Defense attorney Cohen will make sure the crime you allegedly committed fits the charges against you. Mr. Cohen will fight for the charges to be dismissed or greatly reduced if law enforcement violated your civil rights in pursuit of additional penalties. When appropriate, we will negotiate for less jail time in exchange for community service or treatment in an anger management program.
Free Initial Consultation at The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen
Contact our law office online or call 407-246-0066 to schedule an initial consultation. We are committed to offering high-quality legal services for reasonable rates, and flexible payment plans may be possible. Se habla español.