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Aggravated assault is a violent crime that is a more serious form of assault, an offense that involves attempting, threatening or causing bodily injury to another person. The defendant’s intentions and mental state in this matter are an important part of aggravated assault charges, as he or she would have needed to act intentionally, knowingly or recklessly. Assault is considered “aggravated” when the victim sustains serious bodily injury or when the offense involves the brandishing or use of a deadly weapon. Aggravated assault is generally a second degree felony.
It is important to immediately contact a lawyer if you have been accused of aggravated assault or are currently the subject of a police investigation of this kind. You have the right to legal counsel in these matters, and choosing to involve a criminal defense attorney early in the process will enable him to have a more significant and positive impact on the outcome of your case. As a San Antonio attorney with 30 years in this field and a Board Certification in criminal law, Tylden Shaeffer is here to offer you the level of assistance you need.
As a second degree felony, aggravated assault may be punishable by 2 to 20 years in state prison. If the victim was a public servant assaulted in the course of her or his duties, this may mean that the defendant will face first degree felony charges and 5 to 99 years or up to life in prison.
If you’re facing aggravated assault charges in the San Antonio area, do not waste a moment. Contact a legal professional who can protect your rights and future, helping you avoid a conviction for this offense and the serious penalties that may be enforced.
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