Athens Aggravated Assault Attorney
Find Out How to Fight This Serious Criminal Charge
You can be arrested for assault in Georgia if you threaten or attempt to hurt another person. Certain circumstances could upgrade an offense from simple assault to aggravated assault, which carries more significant penalties.
The lead Athens criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb defends clients from allegations of aggravated assault, either through mitigation or dismissal of charges.
Our firm is committed to defending the rights of individuals charged with criminal offenses. Call (706) 705-5122 to discuss your case.
Aggravated Assault Laws
As a felony offense, the criminal sentence for an aggravated assault charge could include up to 20 years in prison as well as fines, probation, community service and more.
Violent acts that qualify for aggravated assault include:
There are other factors that could result in an increased prison sentence. For example, committing assault against an on-duty law enforcement agent could result in 5 to 20 years in prison, while assault against a victim over the age of 65 is punishable by 3 to 20 years of imprisonment.
Challenging An Aggravated Assault Charge
An aggravated assault charge can result in far more than a criminal sentence-a conviction will also be reported on your criminal record. This can seriously impact your ability to apply for jobs or school. For this reason, fighting your case is recommended.
Depending on your case, a number of potential defenses can be used to challenge your charge. For example, the prosecution must prove there was intent to harm another person. However, a defense lawyer may argue that you were saying things in anger, rather than actually threatening bodily harm against the victim.
Athens assault defense attorney Lee Webb is well known throughout the Georgia legal system for his aggressive and proactive defense for clients accused of crimes. Call (706) 705-5122 to find out what he can do for your case.