When an individual is convicted of an assault criminal charge, they may not only be awarded various fines or penalties, but potentially be left with a permanent mark on their criminal record which may present obstacles such as finding employment, or renting an apartment / home. In the event of a felony conviction, you may loose some of your basic rights as an American citizen, such as your right to vote, possess a firearm, or obtain or possess a passport, just to name a few.
An assault occurs when an action or a threat places someone in imminent fear of a non-consensual touching. Assault may or may not involve physical contact. Defense of assault charges sometimes include self-defense, and defense of others.
Assault can also be defined as an intentional act of harmful or offensive touching of someone without permission. Accidental contact, no matter how severe, might not be considered assault. To be charged with assault, the person who was physically harmed does not have to require medical treatment.
Assault crimes are often associated with:
There are also varying degrees of assault crimes based on the circumstances and the severity of injuries which are caused. For example, weapons can elevate the severity of the offense.
When law enforcement investigates allegations of assault, many times the eyewitnesses may not have seen the event in question start, and report what they observed, and who they perceived as the aggressor. Since law enforcement are initially focused on restoring order, due attention to fully investigate the assault incident sometimes is lacking, and they simply arrest whomever they believe was involved or responsible. This often leads to individuals who were defending themselves or another being arrested on charges of assault.
Billmaier & Cuneo, LLC aggressively defends the legal rights of those charged with assault, while addressing all related issues that should be taken into consideration when defending your legal rights and freedom.
An assault crime conviction may result in:
If you have been charged with an assault crime in the Perrysburg, Toledo, Maumee, Sylvania, Woodville, Fremont, Clyde, Northwood, Findlay, Lambertville or the Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan areas, contact an experienced attorney (lawyer) at Billmaier & Cuneo, LLC today by calling 419.931.0067 (Ohio) or 734.568.0136 (Michigan).
As a progressive law firm dealing with today's legal issues, we provide you the voice of experience, and quality legal representation in your assault defense or other criminal defense legal needs.
Ohio Law Offices
Phone: (419) 931-0067
Michigan Law Offices
P.O. Box 253
Lambertville, MI 48144
Phone: (734) 568-0136