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Report: Orlando Firefighter Accused For Aggravated Assault And Battery


According to a report from WFTV 9, a firefighter in Orlando has been accused of aggravated assault and battery. Lateef Williams was arrested by deputies in Orange County after an incident earlier this week. Here, our Orlando assault & battery defense attorney explains what we know about the allegations and provides an overview of aggravated assault charges in Florida.

Allegations: Aggravated Assault and Battery 

Orlando firefighter Lateef Williams was jailed after being arrested for aggravated assault. The victim of the alleged attack was a fellow firefighter and the incident reportedly occurred in the workplace, at an Orlando fire station. Mr. Williams was placed on administrative leave following the incident. The Orlando Fire Department declined to comment on the matter, citing its policy on pending investigation. Mr. Williams is facing felony criminal charges for aggravated assault and battery.

An Overview of Aggravated Assault Charges in Florida 

Aggravated assault is a serious criminal offense in Florida. Broadly defined, aggravated assault is

an intentional threat—either by word or act—to do violence to another. To be a criminal act in Florida, the threat must be coupled with an apparent ability to actually carry out violence and it must create a well-founded fear in the victim. Here are key points to know about the charge:

  • Aggravated assault is a third degree felony offense in Florida; and
  • Aggravated assault carries a maximum of five years in state prison.

You have the right to defend yourself against an aggravated assault charge. Some potential defenses include lack of intent to threaten, inability to carry out the threat, and self-defense. If you or your loved one was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, contact an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer right away. 

An Overview of Aggravated Battery Charges in Florida 

Battery is a separate criminal offense in Florida. It is important to note that aggravated battery is an even more serious charge than aggravated assault. Broadly defined, battery is intentionally touching or striking another person against their will or intentionally causing bodily harm. To constitute an aggravated battery offense, the offender must use a deadly weapon and/or cause permanent disability or disfigurement to the victim. Here are key points to know about the charge:

  • Aggravated battery is a second degree felony offense in Florida; and
  • Aggravated battery carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison.

An aggravated battery charge always requires a proactive legal defense. If you or your loved one was arrested and charged with aggravated battery or any related offense, it is imperative that you consult with a qualified defense attorney as soon as possible. 

Contact Our Orlando, FL Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney Today

At The Baez Law Firm, our Orlando aggravated assault defense lawyer has the professional expertise that you can trust. If you or your loved one was arrested for aggravated assault, we can help. Contact us right away for your strictly private, no commitment consultation. From our Orlando law office, we defend aggravated assault charges in Orange County and throughout Central Florida.



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