Assault And Battery Are Always Serious Accusations

We all argue. We all get into fights. We all let our emotions get the best of us from time to time. When those confrontations end with accusations of physical violence or bodily harm, it becomes a very serious situation.

At Zachary A. Vandyke, P.A., in Panama City, our defense attorneys can help you fight assault and battery charges that could have long-lasting consequences. These include fines, jail time and a permanent criminal record. It could even affect your parental rights. Our goal is to help you get the charges reduced or dismissed.

If you are a service member, your career in the military is on the line. We can defend you in court-martial and administrative discipline proceedings. Call 850-851-0864 for a free initial consultation. Se Habla Español!

Domestic Assault Is A Broad Definition Under Florida Law

Domestic violence is a serious allegation that enhances the severity of criminal consequences — and the definition of domestic assault or family violence is much broader than many people think.

You could be charged with domestic abuse for accusations of even a single act of violence. You could be arrested and charged with a crime even if you did not start the fight. You could be arrested if you never physically pushed the other person but threw an object at them.

Domestic violence or abuse charges are not limited to fights between spouses either. You could be charged with domestic assault for a confrontation with:

  • Your spouse or former spouse
  • Anyone related to you by blood or through marriage
  • People who currently live with you in your home
  • People who formerly lived with you in your home
  • Your child's other parent, regardless of whether you live together

Were You Arrested For An Assault And Battery Charge? Contact Us Now.

Whether you were charged with simple assault, battery, aggravated assault or domestic abuse, you need representation now. We offer free initial consultations so that you can have an experienced lawyer explain your rights and give you advice about your options moving forward.

Call our office at 850-851-0864 or send us an email for representation throughout northwest Florida, including Marianna. Se Habla Español!