Assault occurs when someone perceives a threat of imminent personal danger. What many people are surprised to find out is that it is not necessary for the alleged victim to have sustained physical harm. Merely the threat of such harm is enough to constitute assault under the law.
“Simple assault” ranges from class C to class A offenses and has a variety of colors and flavors. The biggest concern for most people is that assault at any level of offense if often considered a crime of moral turpitude, which is way of saying it reflect something about your character. Many employers examine assault charges very carefully and some choose not to hirer people with assault on their records believing they may be violent.
Additionally, these charges can easily escalate to a felony depending on who the alleged victim is or how the assault occurred. Only a knowledgeable attorney can help you understand the complexities of this law.
It is essential to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in order to fully understand your rights and responsibilities in this matter.
There are many ways an experienced lawyer can help you when you are facing a Assault charge:
- Get the charges dismissed
- Obtain a not-guilty verdict
- Dismiss the Assault and plead to a lesser offense
- Keep you out of jail
Our defense attorneys are ready to offer a detailed analysis of your situation and present options to assist in your defense. Contact the Segura Law Firm via our contact form or call 512.472.1580 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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