Assault Defense Attorney in Lawrenceville
Understanding the Charges Against You
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
- Wheter a weapon is used
Accordingly, a defendant in Gwinnett County may face varying penalties
for a conviction.
As a skilled
Lawrenceville criminal defense attorney, 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
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
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.
Call (770) 884-7469 to Tell Fox Firm, P.C. About Your Case
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.