Aggravated assault is one of the most serious crimes a person can be charged with, and it carries significant penalties. If you're facing this charge, it's important to have an experienced criminal defence lawyer by your side. Our team has fought aggressively for clients facing aggravated assault charges in the past, and we can for you too.
The most serious of all assault charges is aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is defined as a crime that wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the victim. Crown prosecutors do not have to prove that you intended to wound or maim someone for you to be charged with aggravated assault. If the injury caused was predictable and you took action despite being aware of the potential consequences, you can be charged and possibly convicted. When charged with aggravated assault, you will likely be kept in custody and require a formal bail hearing to secure your release. If you are convicted, you can face many consequences, such as up to 14 years in jail, up to 3 years of probation, a lifetime ban on possessing and owning weapons or firearms, and you may be required to submit a DNA sample to the National DNA Databank.
Aggravated assault is a serious charge that can have life-changing consequences. The criminal defence lawyers at Andrews Benko & Associates understand the gravity of aggravated assault charges. We will work hard to defend you in court and get you the best possible outcome. Contact us today.