Assault Crimes are some of the most serious charges that you can face and often come with significant penalties in potential prison time. The Scott Lewis Law Firm has represented many people that have been charged with assault crimes in both State and Federal Courts. There are many different types of assault crimes and they are usually charged with different “degrees” with 1st degree being the most serious.
Some types of assaults that people are often charged with are:
- Domestic Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Indecent Acts
- Assault & Battery
- Assault With Intent To Cause Grievous Bodily Harm (usually involves a weapon of some sort)
- Aggravated Assault
- Vehicular Assault or Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle
- Indecent Acts
There are many possible defenses to assault crimes and our attorneys have used most of them to defend our clients.
- Self Defense
- Defense of Another
- Mutual Combat
- Lack of Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
- Lack of Proof Of Required Injury
- Consent (horseplay)
- Factual Defenses – There was no assault
Many charges of assault are hard to prove, so it is often possible to settle these cases in a manner where there is no criminal record of the assault. However, assault crimes can also cause other legal impacts such as in civil lawsuits and in family law/custody issues. We have also argued successfully many times for jail alternatives where mandatory jail is required gaining community work service or house arrest sentences for our clients.
There are so many variables involved in almost every assault crime that it is important to get an attorney involved as soon as possible. If you have been charged with an assault crime, remember that you have the right to speak with an attorney and we recommend that you exercise that right and contact the Scott Lewis Law Firm immediately.