Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon
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 in prison. Mr. Petruzzi has represented numerous individuals charged with, or under investigation for, offenses of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by both federal and state authorities. His experience and knowledge serve as invaluable assets to his clients facing charges relating to firearms offenses.
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Offenses of federal aggravated assault with a deadly weapon are investigated and prosecuted by various agencies, including the FBI, ATF, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security 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:
(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.
Florida offenses of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon 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.
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