Section 784.08(2) of the Florida Statutes, defines Jacksonville Assault on the Elderly. In Florida, Assault on a person 65 years old or older occurs when:
1. The defendant intentionally and unlawfully threatened, by word or act, to do violence to the alleged victim.
2. At the time, the defendant appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat.
3. The defendant’s act created, in the alleged victim’s mind, a well-founded fear that the violence was about to take place.
4. The alleged victim was 65 years old or older at the time of the assault.
If you are charged or anticipate being charged with Florida Assault on an Elderly Person, contact a Jacksonville Assault Lawyer. A Jacksonville Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer will look out for your best interest and into any possible defense that you may have to the assault charge. Contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer at 20 Miles Law. You can contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney at (904) 564-2525 or by email.