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Charged with Assault in Melbourne, FL?

Assault is a serious criminal offense in Florida that can lead to serious penalties if you are convicted. Because of this, it is important to hire an experienced and skilled attorney to defend you in court. At Funk, Szachacz & Diamond, our Brevard County assault lawyers have the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to help you fight your charges and get the best possible outcome in your case.

If you are facing assault charges, we can help. We can use our experience as former prosecutors to help you build a defense strategy that will help you fight your charges and get the best possible outcome for your case.


Contact us today and discuss your charges with our Melbourne assault attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.


What Is Assault in Florida?

Assault is a criminal offense in Florida that involves the threat of force against another person. It is a misdemeanor offense, and if convicted, you can face penalties such as fines, probation, and jail time.

Assault can be either a simple assault or an aggravated assault. A simple assault occurs when a person threatens to use force against another person, while aggravated assault is a more serious offense and involves assault with the use of a deadly weapon or with the intent to commit a felony.

In order to convict you of assault, the state must prove that you threatened to use force against someone else and that you intended to carry out the threat. Additionally, the state must also prove that you acted in a way that would have made a reasonable person fear for their safety or the safety of another person.

Penalties for Assault in Florida

In Florida, assault is typically considered a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500. Aggravated assault is a third-degree felony, which can result in up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

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If you are facing assault charges, you need the help of an experienced and knowledgeable assault lawyer. At Funk, Szachacz & Diamond, we have the skills and experience necessary to help you fight your charges and get the best possible outcome in your case. We are former prosecutors who have handled thousands of criminal cases and have the skills and knowledge necessary to help you fight your charges.


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  • Dismissed A tennis pro, Mr. D. was arrested and accused of 6 felony counts of Performing Lewd Acts Upon a Minor. After nearly three years of investigation by the firm, the government eventually dismissed all felonies against Mr. D. 6 felony counts of Performing Lewd Acts Upon a Minor Sex Crimes
  • Dismissed Mr. B. was arrested and charged with Lewd & Lascivious Battery. After four years of investigation into the case and the alleged victim, Mr. B. agreed to a plea that resulted in him not being convicted and not serving 1 day in jail or prison. Lewd & Lascivious Battery Sex Crimes
  • Not convicted of any crime. Mr. M. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Traffic in Oxycodone and Acquiring a Controlled Substance by Fraud. After a year-long investigation by the attorneys, the Government dismissed all felonies and Mr. M. was not convicted of any crime. Trafficking Drugs
  • Dismissed Mr. W. was arrested and charged with 6 counts of Possession of Hydrocodone. After the firm conducted a pre-trial investigation, the Government dismissed all 6 counts. 6 counts of Possession of Hydrocodone. Drugs
  • Dismissed Mr. S. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cannabis and Cultivation of Cannabis. After a thorough review of the search warrant and the witness statements by the firm, the Government dismissed all charges. Trafficking in Cannabis and Cultivation of Cannabis. Drugs
  • Reversal of his conviction and death sentence. The attorneys were asked to serve as appellate counsel for Mr. B. after he was convicted of two murders and sentenced to death. The attorneys agreed to become Mr. B’s appellate counsel. They successfully briefed and argued before the Florida Supreme Court for the unanimous 7-0 reversal of his conviction and death sentence. Double Murder Homicide
  • Received a non-incarcerative sentence. After a gruesome homicide occurred in Central Florida, numerous men were charged with the killing. Mr. W. was formally charged with the gang-style murder. After exhaustive investigation by the partners in the firm, Mr. W. was convicted of a simple misdemeanor and received a non-incarcerative sentence. Gang-Style Murder Homicide
  • Charges Dismissed Young woman formally charged with DUI Manslaughter in the death of her fiancé. After 2+ years of investigation and consultation with experts in Florida, Washington and Michigan, Funk, Szachacz & Diamond disproved the government’s theory and the State dismissed all charges against Ms. M. DUI Manslaughter Homicide
  • Not adjudicated guilty of any crime Mr. D. was arrested and formally charged with 2nd Degree Murder. The firm conducted an extensive pre-trial investigation, including important background of the deceased and began negotiations with the State. As a result, Mr. D. was not adjudicated guilty of any crime and did not serve one day in prison. 2nd Degree Murder Homicide
  • Awarded a new trial. At the time Mr. O. met with the firm, he had been convicted of Attempted Murder with a Firearm and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Funk, Szachacz & Diamond was hired as post-conviction counsel. After the firm conducted a thorough investigation, the attorneys presented an alibi witness and cross-examined two defense attorneys and one government attorney at an exhaustive hearing. The firm advocated that Mr. O. had initially received ineffective assistance of counsel. The trial court agreed and consequently, Mr. O.’s conviction and sentence were vacated and he was awarded a new trial. Attempted Murder Homicide
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