Douglas County Assault Defense Attorneys
Aggravated Assault & Battery Charge in West Georgia? Call (678) 922-9743.
Assault and battery are two violent crimes that are often charged in association with one another, usually in cases of conflict like domestic violence or fights that unfold in different scenarios. Assault charges diverge from battery charges by focusing on the attempt to inflict harm rather than the harm itself. It is very difficult to charge battery without charging assault, but the act of a solo assault charge is traditionally much less complicated because it does not always require actual physical harm. Talk to a Douglas County criminal defense lawyer about the specifics of your case in order to determine the best strategy moving forward.
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There are two different assault charges that may be imposed by law enforcement at the time of arrest. The first is simple assault, and can be committed simply when a person attempts to cause a violent injury to another, or takes action that causes another person to be in immediate danger of violent injury.
This is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail. Aggravated assault is more serious, however, and may be charged when the offender uses a deadly weapon that is likely to cause serious bodily injury, or when the attacker has motivations pertaining to murder, rape, or robbery. Aggravated assault convictions may yield up to 20 years in prison.
If you are facing charges for assault in Georgia, speak with our attorney today to start your defense!
Aggravated Assault in Georgia
Under Georgia law, aggravated assault is a felony charge. An assault is considered to be “aggravated” when it is committed:
- With a deadly object or weapon that is used in a way that causes strangulation or serious bodily injury
- With the intent to rape, rob or murder
- By discharging a firearm from a vehicle
You can face the following penalties for aggravated assault or battery in Georgia:
- Up to 20 years’ probation
- One year up to 20 years in prison
- A $100,000 maximum fine
The minimum imprisonment sentence depends on the specific circumstances of your case. It is important that you get defense as soon as possible if you are facing assault charges. Our Douglas County assault attorney is well-equipped to defend you.
Assault Lawyer Serving West Georgia & Metro Atlanta
Assault charges can be difficult to defend against and prosecute. Eye-witness testimony can play an instrumental role in proving guilt if there were witnesses to the assault or the attempt. Assault is a challenge for the prosecution when it does not include evidence of physical harm, however, and this can be a real advantage for defendants.
At Howard and Arca Attorneys at Law, no assault case is too challenging, nor should any charge be underestimated. At this firm, the attorney's approach to every case is to treat it as though he were facing the charges himself. He aggressively pursues minimized penalties or not guilty verdicts, if the evidence suggests it is a possibility.
No criminal defense firm can guarantee that your case will be brought to a successful conclusion, but there is no question that Howard and Arca Attorneys at Law will do everything in their power to put your defense in the best position for a positive result.
Contact a Douglas County assault attorney if you have been charged with assaulting another person and want to discuss your options for legal defense.
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