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A Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer Helping Those Charged With Assault and Battery

If you or a loved one are facing assault and battery charges, the consequences of a conviction can be life-altering. Because your future is at stake, you cannot wait to seek legal representation. In Pasco, Sumter and Hernando counties, you can find the aggressive defense you are looking for by contacting Karatinos Law, PLLC.

Keeley Karatinos is an experienced defense attorney who has dedicated her career to helping individuals facing serious criminal charges. She understands the impact a conviction would have on your life, and she is committed to providing aggressive and effective legal representation to protect your rights and help you navigate the legal system.

Defining Assault and Battery Under Florida Law

Assault and battery are terms that are often used interchangeably. In Florida, however, they are two distinct but often related violent crime charges. It’s essential to grasp the nuances of these charges to build a robust defense.

Assault: in Florida, assault is defined as the intentional threat or action that makes someone fear impending violence. It doesn’t necessarily involve physical contact; the mere apprehension of harm is enough to constitute assault. Penalties for assault can include fines, probation and jail time.

Battery: By contrast, battery involves actual physical contact that is non-consensual and intentionally harmful. This can range from a simple altercation to more serious instances of violence. Conviction on a charge of battery can result in significant fines, imprisonment and a lasting criminal record.

The Benefits of Hiring Keeley For Your Case

When you’re facing assault and battery charges, it’s crucial to have an experienced lawyer by your side who can provide you with the guidance and support you need. Keeley is one such attorney. Here are some of the many reasons why she is the right choice for your case:

  • In-depth legal knowledge and experience: Navigating the complexities of criminal law can be daunting. Keeley can provide you with a clear understanding of your charges, potential defenses, and the legal process.
  • Building a strong defense: A knowledgeable attorney like Keeley will assess the evidence against you and work to build a strong defense strategy. This might involve challenging witness statements, questioning the legality of evidence, or exploring self-defense claims.
  • Negotiating on your behalf: Keeley is a respected defense attorney who can engage with the prosecution to negotiate plea bargains or reduced charges, aiming to minimize the consequences you might face.
  • Protecting your rights: Your lawyer needs to ensure that your rights are upheld throughout the legal process. This includes safeguarding your right to remain silent and ensuring fair treatment during court proceedings.
  • Court representation: In the event your case goes to trial, a proficient attorney like Keeley will represent you in court, presenting your defense and challenging the prosecution’s case.
  • Exploring alternative resolutions: Depending on the circumstances, Keeley may explore alternatives to traditional sentencing, such as diversion programs or probation, to help you avoid incarceration.

Finally, a great reason to work with Keeley is that she cares about you and your legal matter. You are never just a case number at her firm. You will be treated as a real person who needs and deserves high-quality defense representation.

Experience The Difference a Good Lawyer Can Make – Call Today

Karatinos Law, PLLC, offers free and confidential consultations to prospective clients living in Sumter, Pasco and Hernando counties. To schedule yours, call the firm today at 352-405-0537 or reach out online. Attorney Keeley speaks Spanish and Russian as well as English.