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Aggravated Assault

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon occurs when there is an Assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill, but with the intent to commit a felony. An example is someone pointing a gun at another person and threatening to shoot them.  Both Federal and Florida law include heavy fines and severe criminal penalties, including potential mandatory/minimum sentences of up to 25 years and maximum potential sentences of up to LIFE.  Mr.  Petruzzi has represented numerous individuals charged with, or under investigation for, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon offenses by both Federal and State authorities.  His experience and knowledge serves as an invaluable asset to his clients.

To arrange for a free and confidential consultation with respect to any Federal or State Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon offense, contact our office at (305)-373-6773.

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Federal Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various agencies, including the FBI, ATF, Secret Service, and the Department of Justice.  Some common Federal Statutes criminalizing Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon include:

18 USC Sec.  113 –

(a) Whoever, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, is guilty of an assault shall be punished as follows:

(1) Assault with intent to commit murder, by imprisonment for not more than twenty years.

(2) Assault with intent to commit any felony, except murder or a felony under chapter 109A, by a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than ten years, or both.

(3) Assault with a dangerous weapon, with intent to do bodily harm, and without just cause or excuse, by a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than ten years, or both.

(4) Assault by striking, beating, or wounding, by a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

(5) Simple assault, by a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, or if the victim of the assault is an individual who has not attained the age of 16 years, by fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both.

(6) Assault resulting in serious bodily injury, by a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than ten years, or both.

(7) Assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to an individual who has not attained the age of 16 years, by fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both.

Florida Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various State and Local law enforcement agencies.  Some common Florida Statutes criminalizing Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon include:

784.021 Aggravated assault.—

(1) An "aggravated assault" is an assault:

(a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or

(b) With an intent to commit a felony.

(2) Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

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