Persistent And Experienced Legal Counsel For Your Assault Case
Assault is a serious charge. For some, jail time is only the beginning. These convictions often have permanent effects on your life, such as losing the right to purchase a firearm. Many colleges will also take your conviction into account when they review your application.
If you are facing an assault charge, you should contact an attorney right away. A good criminal defense lawyer will bring you informed counsel and help you strategize for your case. At The Law Firm of Christopher T. Adams, P.C., we have been assisting clients in the north Atlanta area since 1992. An attorney and a Georgia native, Chris Adams will bring a persistent, focused representation to your assault case.
Far From Simple
The state of Georgia separates assault charges between “simple” and “aggravated.” A simple assault charge is a misdemeanor, and an aggravated assault is a felony. See the below examples for more information.
Simple assault examples:
- Attempts to commit violent injury or putting another person in a situation where violent injury is possible
- Menacing threats
- General verbal abuse, if considered malicious
Aggravated assault examples:
- Assault with a deadly weapon or object (used offensively against a person)
- Shooting a firearm from within a motor vehicle
- Assault with intent to rob, rape and/or murder
While the above may appear as clear-cut examples of simple and aggravated assaults, the truth is that these cases can be quite complicated. Often, alcohol seems to contribute to situations that lead to assault. When a disagreement turns into a barroom brawl, determining who started the fight can become a difficult, but important, step in creating a valid defense.
Matters such as alcohol intake, bystander injuries and other environmental details have grave effects on assault case results. You need a knowledgeable attorney who will study every detail in your case and work to give you the best possible defense.
Reach Out To An Attorney Who Will Fight For You
Your future is at risk when you face assault charges. Attorney Chris Adams will provide you with respectful, serious legal help. Contact us now to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation. Call our Lawrenceville office at 770-676-1083 or send an email.