Raleigh Assault Attorney
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Assault is a crime which involves causing physical harm or threatening violence or harm against another person. This crime does not have to consist of actual violence in order to be charged or to reach a conviction. In fact, simply having the physical means to be able to cause injury and threatening another person is enough to be charged with assault.
At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, our Raleigh criminal defense lawyers offer aggressive defense strategies against all violent crimes, including assault cases.
Assault vs. Aggravated Assault Charges
The main difference between assault and aggravated assault charges is the type of threat made and the amount of harm which was done. For example, if you were allegedly found yelling threats of violence at someone, it might be considered simple assault. If you were found with a weapon of any type in your hand, such as a gun or baseball bat, you could be charged with aggravated assault.
Consequences of Assault Charges
The exact penalties you could face for an assault charge depend heavily on the details of the alleged offense. Assault is filed as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances. If physical violence occurred, you could also be charged with battery. Our Raleigh criminal defense attorneys are prepared to offer you aggressive defense, regardless of the details of your charges.
An assault conviction can lead to the following consequences:
- Prison or jail time
- Large fines
- Community service
With 50 years of combined experience, we truly care about our clients on an individual level and work hard to reach a positive resolution. A free consultation with our firm is the first step towards creating an effective defense strategy for your case.
Contact a Raleigh assault defense lawyer at (919) 887-8040 to make an appointment.