Pensacola Assault Attorney

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 40 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
  • Probation
  • 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) 495-7977 to discuss your charges during a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Our Client Reviews

  • “When your liberties are on the line, you need someone you can trust, as well as someone that has a good reputation. Mr. Griffith meets both of these requirements.”

Comprehensive Criminal Defense in Pensacola & Escambia County

Criminal charges in Pensacola can have severe repercussions on your personal and professional life. The local law enforcement agencies, including the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and the Pensacola Police Department, are known for their stringent enforcement of criminal laws. A conviction can lead to hefty fines, jail time, loss of professional licenses, and other penalties that make it crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side.

Michael J. Griffith understands the unique challenges faced by residents in Pensacola and the surrounding areas. With the busy nightlife along Palafox Street and the frequent events at the Pensacola Bay Center, it's not uncommon for individuals to find themselves facing criminal charges. Our firm is well-versed in the local court systems, including the Escambia County Court, and we know how to navigate the complexities of criminal cases to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Legal Defense Tailored to You

We recognize that a criminal charge can be a daunting experience, especially with the potential for long imprisonment times and the impact on your reputation. Our approach involves a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, including scrutinizing the conduct of the arresting officers and the accuracy of evidence presented against you. We aim to identify any procedural errors or violations of your rights that could lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.

At Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we are committed to providing personalized legal support tailored to the needs of our local community. We can help you navigate the legal process and work hard to guard your future.

Why You Want Us in Your Corner

Michael J. Griffith has earned many accomplishment over his career, including being admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, co-authoring a book about motorcycle injury compensation, and being named to the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida. His success in achieving decisive wins for his clients is based on a passion to serve people in need, his strong sense of justice, and his unwavering support for the underdog. While you may feel the criminal or civil court systems care little about you as a person, Attorney Griffith levels the playing field with his extensive experience, skills, and client service. 

  • Nearly 50 Years of Experience
  • Proven Track Record of Success
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Passionate About Fighting for Those in Need
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • ABA
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • NADC

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