Assault & Battery

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Have You or a Loved One Been Arrested for Assault?

Domestic violence situations can get complicated. Emotions run high, and matters can quickly turn into “he said, she said” battles. What’s more, when the police respond to a domestic violence call, someone generally gets arrested. After that, the alleged victim has no say in whether charges are laid or not.

The time immediately after an arrest is scary, and what happens in the coming months may have life-long consequences. However, for the time being, you can put your worries aside. Washo & Spivey Law can help you avoid a conviction and everything that comes with it. Learn more about the support our defense lawyers offer by calling our office today!

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Get the Legal Defense You Need

We’ve lost track of the number of criminal cases we’ve resolved. Many of our notable results come from domestic violence arrests and situations. These successes and experience put us on a first-name basis with many courtroom officials, lawyers, and clerks. We also understand the evidence needed to secure a “not guilty” verdict.

Every client who walks through our door has the same goal: to retain their freedom. To protect your future, we create a unique legal strategy. We may base your defense on one or more of the following:

  • You did not commit the crime.
  • You acted in self-defense.
  • You have an alibi for when the alleged crime occurred.
  • The other party is falsely accusing you.
  • The prosecution doesn’t have compelling evidence.

We consider many things when creating your defense strategy, including your criminal history, eyewitness testimony, and prosecution’s evidence. You don’t have to come with a defense on your own. While you process the trauma of being arrested, we do everything possible to clear your name.

Domestic Battery by Strangulation

Domestic violence by strangulation is defined as knowingly and intentionally applying pressure to the throat or neck of a family or household member or blocking the nose or mouth in a manner that creates a risk of great bodily harm by impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood.

Battery on a Person Over 65

Battery on a person over 65 is defined as intentionally touching or striking a person aged 65 or older against their will, or intentionally causing bodily harm to them. This specific offense acknowledges the vulnerability of older adults and is treated more severely than battery against a younger person.

Felony Battery

In Florida, felony battery is “any intentional and unconsented touching or striking, which results in great bodily harm to another person or which occurs after a previous conviction for battery.” Unlike simple battery, it incurs more severe penalties including longer prison time due to the seriousness of the injuries inflicted.


Stalking involves repeatedly following, harassing, or threatening another person in a way that causes emotional distress or fear for safety. In Florida, stalking can lead to both criminal charges and protective orders, depending on the severity and nature of the behavior.

Aggravated Assault & Battery

Aggravated assault is an elevated assault charge that includes the intentional and unlawful threat by word or action to do violence to another person with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, or with an intent to commit a felony. The presence of a deadly weapon or the intent to commit a felony elevates the charge to “aggravated.”

Misdemeanors & Felonies

Misdemeanors and felonies represent two levels of criminal offenses in Florida. Misdemeanors are less severe, leading to shorter jail time and lower fines, while felonies are more serious, resulting in longer prison sentences and higher fines. Legal representation is crucial for both, given their potential impact on one’s future.

Providing Strong Legal Representation in Lake & Sumter County

Meet Our Team

John Spivey


Jaimie Washo Spivey


Legal Representation for Assault & Battery Cases

Our law firm is available for representation and advice during this challenging period. Whether your case involves a threat of harm, harmful or offensive contact, or a serious felony, our Tavares assault and battery attorneys, The Villages assault and battery attorneys, or Bushnell assault and battery attorneys aim to mitigate harsh penalties such as prison time, hefty fines, and damage to your reputation.

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Call our office to discuss your case, options, and next steps. We look forward to serving you!

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