Aggravated assault is the physical act of attempting to cause serious bodily harm or placing someone in fear of an imminent battery while using a deadly weapon. It may also be assault with another aggravating factor, such as the victim being a child or a police officer.
If you are accused of aggravated assault, the prosecutor must still prove all of the elements of aggravated assault in order to convict you. The elements for aggravated assault are:
You have the right to counter the prosecutors’ argument with a criminal defense.
The particular defenses that can be used in an aggravated assault case depend on circumstances involved in the case. The most common defenses used in an aggravated assault charge are:
Yes. If you are accused of aggravated assault, you should contact a criminal attorney immediately. An attorney can help you decide the available defenses you can use to prove you are not guilty of the assault charge.
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