Assault vs. Aggravated Assault Charges
A charge of aggravated assault is not to be confused with simple assault. While the two resemble one another on many levels, there is one crucial difference that could mean a difference in the way you sentence is charged and tried within the criminal system. Aggravated assault involves the use of a deadly weapon, and as such, it is considered in many jurisdictions to be a stronger form than its simple assault counterpart. In particular, aggravated assault charges will need to include the following elements in order to be charged:
- An attempt was made to cause bodily injury to another person through the use of a deadly weapon
- An attempt was made to cause serious bodily injury to another person
- An attempt was made to engage in sexual activity with an of-age individual who did not consent
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If one or more of the above mentioned conditions can be checked off, then you could be in for serious trouble. State law does not look kindly on aggravated assault offenders, and the more evidence that has been built up against you, the more serious your chargers stand to be. You will need an aggressive lawyer of your own that can build up an equally arguable line of defense.
At Mack & Stephens you will get exactly that. Combined, almost four decades of criminal defense experience is housed within our offices. This is defense that reflects the skill set and professional experience required of assault cases of an aggravated nature. Thousands of the cases we have handled have ended in success for our clients because we know what it takes to effect positive results in criminal cases within the state. When you need it most, we are here to you take your case to court and work to clear your name of the charges that have been made against you.