Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney in Atlanta
What is aggravated assault?
Aggravated assault is a serious crime. Assault and battery are considered to be two separate offenses in the state of Georgia, although they are often charged simultaneously. Assault involves the threat of violence against another individual in order to force that person to comply with the offender's demands, while battery is committing an act of force or violence.
Aggravated assault is defined as assault with the intent of robbery, rape, or murder; a firearm discharged from a motor vehicle; or the threat of violence using a weapon. This weapon does not necessarily have to be a gun - it could be any dangerous object, including a bat, knife, club, or car.
What penalties could I face for aggravated assault in Georgia?
Aggravated assault is a felony and conviction necessitates serious penalties. In addition to the consequences of a felony conviction - such as a criminal record and loss of the right to own a firearm - individuals found guilty of aggravated assault could face stiff state punishments.
Penalties for aggravated assault may include:
- State prison, between 3 and 20 years
- Probation, up to 20 years
- As much as $100,000 in fines
- Possible mandatory financial restitution to the victim
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