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What are the consequences of aggravated assault in Georgia?
There are two different kinds of assault identified and punishable in the state of Georgia: simple assault and aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is described as an assault with a deadly weapon, assault with any object that is likely to result in strangulation, assault with the intent to murder, rape, or rob another person, or assault against an individual with a firearm from inside of a motor vehicle without legal reason. Those who are charged with aggravated assault will face a felony charge. This will likely result in between one and 20 years in prison in addition to a potential $2,000 fine. If additional exacerbating factors are current while you acquire an aggravated assault charge, you will face more stringent penalties. A prime example of this is if an individual executes an act of aggravated assault against a public safety officer.
What are the penalties of simple assault charges?
If you are charged with simple assault, it is likely that you will face a misdemeanor. This may include up to one year in jail and a potential $1,000 fine. If you are charged with simple assault under any of the following instances, it is likely that you will face the same punishments even though you will be charged with a high and aggravated misdemeanor instead:
- Assault of an individual who is 65 years or older
- Assault of a pregnant woman
- Assault of a family member
- Assault against a public school employee on public school grounds
- Simple assault in a public vehicle or station
What are the possible defenses against an assault charge?
Our firm can consider a number of different defenses against your assault charge. The method our firm pursues will largely depend on the circumstances surrounding your case. Some of the most typical defenses against assault charges include the following: demonstrating that you were acting in self-defense, lack of intent, that you were defending others, and more. Do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced firm today to speak with a Cobb County criminal defense lawyer if you would like to learn more about the potential defenses for an assault charge or have further questions about your situation. We are just one call away.
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