If you have recently found yourself on the receiving end of an assault charge, you may have some questions about what this means and the penalties you may face. Generally speaking, assault is an intentional attempt to injure another person, regardless of whether that individual was actually injured. In other words, trying to strike someone and missing, or even verbally threatening to hurt somebody can be considered assault. The assault charge is often combined with battery, which is the actual act of inflicting physical harm on another person, but an assault charge can stand alone as well.
You may have heard of “aggravated assault,” which is a more serious form of assault that causes severe injury to the victim. Aggravated assault often involves a deadly weapon, and is a felony, compared to standard assault, which is a misdemeanor. Because of the varying circumstances and severity of assault, not all cases are treated equally. Some assault convictions, particularly those for aggravated assault, can come with mandatory jail time, not to mention hefty fines.
If you are facing assault charges, regardless of the severity of the incident, it is imperative that you seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Rodriguez Interiano Hansen & Rodgers, our goal is to make sure our clients understand the legal process and receive expert advice throughout the duration of their case. We also strive to make sure our clients are fairly represented and receive a hearing or trial that is just. We are committed to getting you the best possible outcome from your assault case.
Don’t wait another minute to seek legal representation for your pending assault case. Rodriguez Interiano Hansen & Rodgers is here to help you! We serve clients in and around the Pasco, WA area, and can provide you with the expert legal advice and help with navigation of the often-confusing legal process. More importantly, we offer the support and guidance you need at this difficult time in your life. At Rodriguez Interiano Hansen & Rodgers, we want to help you move past your legal troubles quickly, so you can go on with your life.
Contact the law office of Rodriguez Interiano Hansen & Rodgers today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys. We will review your case and outline your best options, as well as let you know what you can expect from the legal process as it unfolds. We look forward to representing you.