An aggravated assault charge is a much more serious charge than a misdemeanor “simple assault” charge. Aggravated assault can be a Class C or Class D Felony. Which class of felony is determined by state of mind. It is punishable by approximately 2 to 15 years in prison, depending on the class of felony and multiple other sentencing factors. Normally, the judge has some discretion on the length of the sentence. The judge can also allow the defendant to serve any portion of the sentence on probation rather than in prison. You definitely need an assault lawyer for an aggravated assault charge. If convicted, you would be classified as a violent felon, which could cause irreparable harm to your future. With an excellent criminal attorney, your odds of not being convicted go *WAY* up.
A) If you commit assault on a person and:
Some examples of aggravated assault charges might include:
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Defending charges of aggravated assault include most usual strategies of felony cases, including self-defense, mistaken identity, misinterpreted accident, mental illness, defense of second individual, or property.
In any case, you will want to obtain an experienced criminal defense attorney who can navigate the court system, and develop motions, negotiations and strategies that will improve your chances of eliminating or reducing any legal ramifications. For a free and confidential consultation contact us at Sherwood Boutique Litigation. (615) 873-5670