In , an assault can be charged as a simple assault or aggravated assault. The difference between these two charges depends on many factors, including the severity of the victim’s injuries and whether a weapon was used.
Simple assault can be committed in one of three ways. Simple assault can be committed by attempting to or causing someone to suffer bodily injury, which may be caused recklessly, knowingly, or purposefully. This crime may also be committed if someone negligently injuries someone with a deadly weapon or puts someone in fear of imminent bodily injury.
Aggravated assault charges usually center on a defendant that attempts to cause or actually causes bodily injury that is done knowingly, recklessly, or purposefully. Many aggravated assault charges involve the use of deadly weapons. These weapons can be from a firearm, to a brick. Most aggravated assaults involve the infliction of an unjustified injury.
Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence does not merely apply to someone you live with or are related to; it can cover former spouses, spouses, current or former housemates, people you have or are dating, or the parent of a child or unborn child
Types of Domestic Abuse Charges
- Simple or aggravated assault- Harassment, such as shoving and hitting, threats of violence, behavior designed to scare someone, or communicating at very inconvenient hours.
- Terrorist threats, or threatening to commit violence with the intent of scaring someone.
Life Changing Ramifications
A conviction of domestic violence can have very serious consequences, and even an allegation can have life-changing ramifications. Many cases of alleged domestic violence result in a restraining order. A conviction can also result in jail time, hefty fines, and the loss of rights.
Contact an Attorney For Assault Crime Cases Today!
If you or someone you love has been charged with an assault crime, it is very important to discuss your case with an experienced assault crime attorney who can help you protect your rights and fight your charges. If the fight began with mutual consent or you were defending yourself, we may be able to get your charge downgraded to a misdemeanor or dismissed. Contact the Law Office of Mark A. Bernstein at (609) 665-3338 to schedule a free consultation.
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