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General Criminal Defense Information

Topic: Assault Criminal Defense

A criminal "assault" is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and performing an act which creates a well-founded fear in another person that such violence is imminent.

This is also commonly referred to a "simple assault", which is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to a $500 fine, sixty (60) days jail and/or 6 months probation.

If a deadly weapon is used in the commission of the assault, without the intent to kill, or is used in the commission of a felony act, it is considered Aggravated Assault, which is a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to a $5,000 fine, five (5) years prison and/or probation.

Assault charges may associated with other types of criminal offenses, depending upon the evidence collected against you such as:

  • Staking
  • Violation of a Protective "Restraining" Order
  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault or battery of an individual 65 years or older
  • Assault of a minor
  • Lewd and lascivious acts
  • Burglary; Theft, or Robbery; or
  • Other misdemeanor or felony crimes which may relate to the incident for which you were arrested for

A simple assault conviction can only be accomplished if the prosecution can prove intent; and due to the subjective nature of the alleged assault victim's perception of what they believed was a clear and present danger. because of these variables, in order to strengthen their case against you or force you to take a plea deal, law enforcement and prosecutors may choose to look for any evidence which may allow them to add charges to the indictment, or seek a felony assault over a misdemeanor assault charge.

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