ASSAULT

  • 1. How serious is this charge of assault?
    • An assault charge is very serious, whether it is a misdemeanor or felony. You don’t want to have a crime of violence on your record at any time. It could carry a jail sentence or other penalties. You should always consult an experienced criminal defense attorney regarding a criminal charge of assault to look at possible defenses.
  • 2. Can I go to jail for an assault charge?
    • An assault conviction could carry a jail sentence, or even a prison sentence if there was a weapon used or if the alleged victim suffered a serious injury. You want to protect yourself from this type of charge and raise any defense possible to avoid an assault conviction. Also, you could be subject to a no contact order with the alleged victim (even if that person lives with you). You should always consult an experienced criminal defense attorney regarding a charge of assault.
  • 3. Will I lose any of my rights because of an assault charge?
    • Not only could you be facing a jail sentence for an assault charge, but you could lose your right to vote or to carry or purchase firearms as well. Also, you could lose out on job promotions, educational opportunities, and apartment/home rentals. You may even be prevented from entering another country. You may also be subject to a no contact order with the alleged victim. You should always consult an experienced criminal defense attorney regarding a criminal charge of assault to address these types of concerns.
  • 4. How can an attorney help me with my assault charge?
    • Your attorney can help you find an appropriate defense for an assault charge as well as witnesses that may be needed to win at trial. Your attorney can help you navigate through the court system. It can be confusing to go into court on a criminal charge and you do not want to make a mistake that can affect your future. You should always consult an experienced criminal defense attorney regarding a criminal charge of assault.