If you have been accused of assaulting a peace officer, you need to be aware that this is a very serious charge. You need to have an experienced criminal defence lawyer who can help you understand the situation and get the best possible outcome for your case. We will work hard to get you the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
The offence of assaulting a peace officer is classified under “Offences Against the Person and Reputation” in the Code. Similar to the offence of common assault, assaulting a peace officer charges do not require serious injury to be inflicted. The law treats assaults against peace officers differently than assaults against ordinary citizens. In most cases, the penalties are harsher, and the circumstances under which an assault can be committed are more narrow. If you are convicted of assaulting a police officer, you can face up to 10 years of jail time.
If you have been charged with assaulting a peace officer, the criminal defence team at Andrews Benko & Associates can help. Our firm has extensive experience handling assault charges, including those involving police officers. We understand how important it is to mount a strong defence against these charges, and we will do everything in our power to defend you against them. Contact us today.