Assault is a type of crime that can range in punishments depending on the severity of the incident. People who have been charged with assault may not understand why they are being charged or what type of assault their crime is classified as. An assault does not actually require that the defendant touches a victim. This means someone can get charged with assault simply through threatening words or behaviors. If you have been charged with assault, it is vital to seek out legal representation from a qualified criminal defense attorney in Georgia.
Ben F. Windham, P.C. is experienced in the laws that surround assault convictions and he will work tirelessly to formulate a solid defense on your behalf. Depending on whether the crime was simple or aggravated assault, you may face a misdemeanor, felony, jail time, and steep fines. Simple assaults are generally classified as misdemeanors and encompass when a victim feels threatened by the defendant’s words or actions. Aggravated assault is much more serious, as it adds weapons into the equation, and is classified as a felony.
Regardless of which type of assault you are being charged with, you have the right to legal representation from an attorney you can trust. Reach out to Ben F. Windham, P.C. to schedule your free consultation today. He proudly serves DeKalb, Forsynth, Fulton, Glynn, and Gwinnett counties with his criminal defense services.