Georgia has severe penalties and lasting consequences for defendants who are convicted of assault and battery. It is vital that you understand the seriousness of the charges that you are up against and you come to court prepared with an aggressive defense lawyer to protect your rights against the prosecution.
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With cases involving assault and battery, things can get complicated. In Georgia, there are four different charges that you could face because there are simple and aggravated forms of each crime. The four charges vary in severity with simple assault being the least severe and aggravated battery being the most serious charge. If you are charged with simple assault or simple battery, then it is considered to be a misdemeanor crime. However, the aggravated versions of assault and battery charges are categorized as felony offenses.
Simple assault is where the defendant merely attempted to commit a violent act or injure someone.
Aggravated assault goes a step further where the defendant attempts to rob, rape, or murder someone and they do so with a weapon that could cause serious injury.
Simple battery is when there is actual physical contact made with the victim and the violent act is intentional.
Aggravated battery is when the defendant causes serious bodily harm in a malicious manner and in some cases disfigures the victim.
Here's a breakdown of the 4 possible charges that you could be facing and the penalties that are associated with them:
Every assault and battery case is different and the penalties do vary based on extenuating circumstances. If you or someone close to you has been charged with either of these crimes, be sure to get a defense lawyer involved as soon as possible. An assault or battery conviction could have a lasting impact on your life and my firm is here to help protect you from those harsh penalties.
The Law Office of Jeff Manciagli has a track record of success with both misdemeanor and felony cases. Contact my firm today to speak with an Atlanta criminal lawyer and get the aggressive defense you deserve: (770) 884-4708.