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Understanding the Legal Nuances of Sexual Battery Charges in Florida

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Florida uses the legal term “sexual battery” for rape or sexual assault.  Florida Statute § 794.011 describes “sexual battery” as any type of non-consensual sexual penetration with either a sexual organ or other object (except for medical procedures.) The common theme is the lack of consent and the inclusion of incapacitation or physical force used […]

The Thin Line Between Assault and Battery in Florida

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Although they’re often cited together, there is a difference between assault and battery. Both can lead to an arrest. In Florida, they can mean either misdemeanor or felony charges. It is possible to be charged with both assault and battery at the same time, depending on the circumstances of the incident. Assault Under Florida Statute […]

Types of Stalking

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In basic terms, stalking refers to situations when one person regularly attempts to engage or retain the attention of another person without their consent. While frequently engaging with other people is generally part of our normal routines, stalkers do so in ways that make their target experience severe emotional distress and/or fear for their personal […]

Types of Assault

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Florida law currently defines assault as the “intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.” The threat is a key part of […]

Assault and Battery in Florida

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Assault and battery are actually two separate charges or crimes in Florida. Simply put assault is the threat to do bodily harm including deadly harm and battery is the physical act of doing that harm. Threats to harm someone is an assault. If you threaten to use a deadly weapon while making your threat or […]