WHAT IS SIMPLE ASSAULT?
Simple Assault is when the victim does not sustain an injurybut is either threatened with harm of offended by the physical contact. Simple Assault which is a Class C Misdemeanor. A conviction for Simple Assault is punishable by a fine of up to $500.
If the prosecutors have cause to enhance the Assault charge, this could increase the severity of the assault charges to a Third Degree Felony making the assault charge punishable by up to $10,000 and up to 10 years in prison. Some of the reasons that could cause the Assault charge to be enhanced or elevated in severity is if the victim is a senior citizen or a referee. If the victim is a Public Servant such as a fire fighter, police officer, EMTs, paramedic or state trooper and the act of violence qualifies as domestic or family violence the charges can be elevated in severity or enhanced.
IT IS IN YOUR INTEREST TO HAVE REPRESENTATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
A crime of violence on your record for assault could mean the loss of your job or future jobs. When you were arrested, your fingerprints were taken and you now have an arrest record for assault. It is just a matter of time before all of this information is made public.
When you are facing an assault charge you need a criminal defense attorney with experience defending and winning assault cases. Contact Brian Kennedy Law now to discuss your case and find out your options. The confidential consultation is free.
Early contact often means that we are able to find out what is going on with the investigation before things get too far down the road. If your assault case is dismissed, we can ask the judge to remove your fingerprints and your arrest record. Time is extremely important, so do not hesitate.