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Start Here For A Strong Defense Against Aggravated Assault With A Firearm

Assault charges are always serious. They come with the stigma of a violent crime as well as significant legal consequences. Aggravated assault is an even harsher type of offense. When a gun is allegedly involved, the penalties are more severe.

Take hope in the fact that you are innocent until proven guilty. You have the right to a lawyer and the right to challenge the charges.

Defense attorney Steven Wetter in Fort Myers can fight for you during this challenging time. As a former prosecutor with an extensive background in law enforcement, Steve has over 20 years of valuable experience in criminal defense. He has handled thousands of criminal cases and more than 200 jury trials. He is thoroughly committed to helping people like you piece their lives back together after facing criminal allegations.

What Is Aggravated Assault With A Firearm?

In Florida, aggravated assault with a firearm is an enhanced assault charge, classified as a third-degree felony. It covers any type of assault involving a gun, without the intent to kill.

You don’t need to have used the gun in order to face charges. Just threatening someone with a gun may be enough to result in a conviction.

The penalties for a conviction are far-reaching. This charge not only poses the threat of up to 5 years in prison and substantial fines but can also influence future legal situations. It’s considered a violent offense for purposes of Florida’s habitual felony offender law. In some cases, a conviction carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence.

Defense Strategies Designed To Counter The Prosecution At Every Turn

The prosecution has to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. They must prove every element of the offense. This means you may have a multitude of angles for challenging the charges. For example, perhaps you used the gun in self-defense or in defense of others.

As a knowledgeable gun crime defense attorney, Steven Wetter can identify and argue the strongest defenses for your situation. He will use his insider’s knowledge of the prosecution to fight for you at every turn.

Choose A Defense Attorney Who Will Leave No Stone Unturned

If you find yourself or a loved one facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, now is the time to get legal help. Steven Wetter will lean on his deep-rooted understanding of both sides of the courtroom to uncover every detail that could help your case. He stands ready to defend your rights and freedoms.

Take the first step toward enlisting an ally you can count on. Call 239-347-9133 now to talk to Steve about your options.