Akron Assault Lawyer
Defending Against Assault Charges in Summit County
While often cited and recognized as a violent crime, assault is frequently misunderstood by the public and, more importantly, the accused. Unlike battery, which requires physical contact, assault is anchored in the threat of violence or the belief by the victim that violence is imminent. As you might imagine, this can lead to a host of misunderstandings between parties and frequently unfounded charges.
The good news is that, with proper counsel, an accurate depiction of your case can be asserted in court. At my Akron firm, I have spent more than a decade crafting effective and creative criminal defense strategies aimed at reducing or dismissing charges altogether. If you or a loved one has been charged, it is imperative you choose the right counsel.
Types of Assault
Ohio defines assault in several different ways. Depending on which level of assault you are accused of, you could be facing severe consequences that follow you for years to come.
Different types of assault charges include:
- Negligent assault: Irresponsible brandishing of deadly weapon. Intent is not required.
- Simple assault: Knowingly attempting or recklessly causing harm to others.
- Felony assault: Attempted harm with the use of a deadly weapon.
- Aggravated assault: Reserved for cases of "crimes of passion."
What are the Penalties For Assault in Ohio?
Penalties for these crimes vary. Negligent and simple assault are classified as misdemeanors, while felony and aggravated assault are considered much more serious. To find out what specific fines, prison, or jail sentences you could be facing with your charge, call my firm today.
Contact Our Assault Attorney in Akron Today
No matter what the assault classification is, sober and assertive legal counsel is needed to reduce or avoid life-altering penalties. A violent criminal charge, even a misdemeanor, can have lasting effects on your personal and professional life as part of your permanent record.
Contact Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC, to work with an experienced Akron assault lawyer.
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