Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney
Are you facing an assault charge in Atlanta?
Assault is a serious criminal offense that can result in harsh consequences for an individual. You could be facing hefty fines, a mark on your criminal record, and a considerable prison sentence. Regardless of the situation, it is important to ensure that your rights are protected through the court process. Individuals do not deserve to be punished excessively for a lesser offense or a crime they may not have committed.
If you are facing any charge of assault, The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. is here to help. Our Atlanta criminal lawyers are highly-skilled in criminal defense and understand the complexities of assault charges. Because there are several factors that come into play in an assault case, it is important for individuals to be protected from false accusations and improper court proceedings. When it comes to your rights and future opportunities, do not settle for a lesser defense.
Our firm offers many effective legal tools to our clients, including:
- 40+ years of combined legal experience in criminal law
- A history of successful case results and legal resolutions
- Attorney Weintraub's experience as a former federal prosecutor
- Attorney Weintraub's 10.0 Avvo rating
Assault & Battery Laws in Georgia
Assault can be any act that a person makes with an intention of causing another person to fear for their physical safety. Battery is a similar crime that involves committing physical violence, and not simply threatening to commit violence. In many states, assault and battery are no longer distinguished as separate crimes—an assault charge may constitute an intentional threat of physical violence, as well as the act of physical violence itself. In Georgia, assault and battery are recognized as separate crimes, but because of the nature of these laws, it is not uncommon for an individual facing a battery charge to also be facing an assault charge.
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How serious is an aggravated assault charge?
Aggravated assault is one of the most serious assault charges an individual can face. What makes this crime more serious than simple assault is that aggravated assault is committed with specific intents and in special circumstances. Aggravated assault is a felony offense that can result in up to $100,000 in fines, a prison sentence and probation up to 20 years, and even financial compensation for the victim of the incident.
The prosecutor must prove that an assault was committed, along with the following:
- The individual had an intent to murder, rob, or rape
- The individual discharged a firearm from a vehicle
- The individual used a deadly weapon/object in a manner inducing serious bodily injury
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At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., we understand that assault and battery laws can be complex. We also understand how important it is for you to protect your rights from excessive punishment and wrongful conviction. Aggravated assault may lead to a felony conviction, which can have life-changing consequences. Discuss your situation with our criminal defense attorneys in Atlanta. Let our legal team help you find a resolution to your legal issues and minimize the damages!
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