Assault Defense Attorney in Lawrenceville
Have you been accused of assault? This is a violent crime that is defined in Georgia law as attempting or threatening violent injury on another person, placing that person in reasonable fear that he or she will be injured. Assault may be categorized in different ways depending on the specific offense, whether it occurs in relation to
domestic violence, and whether a weapon is used. Accordingly, a defendant in Gwinnett County may face varying penalties for a conviction.
As a skilled Lawrenceville criminal defense attorney, at Fox Firm, P.C. understands how to protect the interests of clients who have been arrested for simple assault or aggravated assault. The firm will approach your case with the insight needed to make an accurate determination of the correct approach to challenge your charges, helping you avoid serious penalties and other consequences of a conviction.
Penalties for Assault in Gwinnett County
Following are the potential penalties that may be imposed for an assault conviction in Gwinnett County, although these may vary depending on the unique case:
Simple assault - may be punished as a misdemeanor with a potential sentence of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. It may also be punished as a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, meaning the court may only allow 4 days per month for good behavior, and fines may be as high as $5,000.
Aggravated assault (assault with the intent to rape, murder or
rob, or assault carried out with a deadly weapon or firearm) - felony offense punishable by 1 to 20 years.
Lawrenceville Assault Defense Lawyer
Make sure you have the competent defense you need in the face of your assault charges. Our firm is located in Lawrenceville and represents clients throughout all of Gwinnett County.
Contact a Lawrenceville assault defense lawyer today for a confidential review of your case.