What should I do to be proactive about my Florida assault or battery case?
Answer: The first thing is to speak to an attorney. The attorney’s going to be able to give legal advice as to what is the best strategy to employ in order to fight those charges. There is going to be evidence out there that can get erased fairly quickly, such as the 911 call which could be helpful for a defense and really start to help building the foundation of the defense or a case. Even if it’s not helpful though, it’s good for your attorney to have that evidence because the prosecutor will likely get it at some point so you want to make sure that you have that as well. So getting an attorney and seeking legal advice is probably the number one thing. And then to do everything that your attorney recommends. Sometimes the attorney will recommend to do counseling or to do something in advance, prior to ever going to court. So following the advice of your legal counsel will also be a way to be proactive.