You’ve Made A Mistake, Defend Your Future From It
At the law firm of Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we realize we are all prone to a simple error in judgment or weak moment from time to time. When a mistake or angry moment leads to assault charges, it is important not to compound your mistake by accepting the harsh penalties that often stem from a conviction. After all, many assault charges stem from arguments that went too far, drunken moments that get out of hand or simple misunderstandings.
Our Okaloosa County assault lawyers leverage more than 35 years of experience to offer skillful and aggressive defense against assault charges filed in the Florida Panhandle area. Rather than let your future be irrecoverably harmed by an assault conviction, we fight to limit the penalties stemming from a conviction.
To do so, we will carefully examine your case and the events leading to your arrest to pinpoint weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence or witness statements. Any information gained during our search will then be used to apply pressure on the prosecution to reduce or dismiss your charges, or to offer favorable plea terms that help you avoid the many penalties stemming from a conviction, including:
- Hefty fines
- Jail time
- Court ordered anger management counseling
Protecting You Today And Tomorrow
The immediate penalties stemming from an assault conviction are not the only consequences at stake. Violent crime convictions, including assault, can leave you struggling to find a job or rent an apartment; a violent crime on your record can even be used by a former spouse to limit the time you are able to spend with your children after a divorce or separation.
Instead of allowing you to accept a plea deal that limits the immediate impact, but not the long term consequences, we fight to have your charges dismissed or dropped altogether. We will never let you accept a plea with penalties we think you can avoid, and will never leave you searching for answers to your questions; our staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your case and to address your concerns.
If you have been charged with assault, do not hesitate to contact our office; by planning your defense immediately, you greatly improve your chances of avoiding long term penalties. We will even accept the collect charges if you want to discuss your case from jail. Contact us online or call 850-433-9922 to discuss your charges during a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.