All violent crimes are taken very seriously by State’s Attorney’s Offices across Florida, making it critical to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney when charged with assault, battery, or other violent crime.
Record $2.6 Million Jury Verdict against Volusia County. Our trial televised on Good Morning America.view more
Represented the family of Jordan Davis and assisted with criminal prosecution of Jordan's killer, handled media relations of internationally reported case and obtained confidential civil settlementview more
Confidential settlement of over 120 cases against a pediatric dentist who was also prosecuted. We also assisted with shutting his dental practice down. He no longer practices dentistry.view more
Obtained verdict in Jacksonville, Florida of over $900,000 and added attorneys fees of over $250,000 on a case State Farm only offered approximately $30,000 for years.view more
We obtained an over $1 million verdict against Coca-Cola in moderate impact soft tissue damages case in Gainesville, Florida.view more
Phillips obtained a confidential settlement against a chiropractor who provided prescription pain medication to a boxer in advance of an Olympic qualifying fight. She sustained a brain injury due to secondary impact syndrome.view more
Battery is the intentional touching of another without his or her consent. It is typically a misdemeanor, but can be charged as a felony if the person has a prior battery conviction, causes a significant injury, or uses a deadly weapon.
Assault requires that a person be placed in reasonable fear of imminent harm. It does not require any physical contact. Though assault is typically charged as a misdemeanor, it may become a felony under certain circumstances.
When faced with an accusation of assault or battery, law enforcement is typically required to make a decision based on the word of one person over another. The credibility of all parties involved can therefore be critical to the outcome of any case. If you, a friend, or loved one is under investigation or has been charged with assault, battery, or other violent crime contact the Law Office of John M. Phillips for a free consultation.