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Dayton Assault Lawyers

An assault charge in Ohio is a serious criminal charge that requires a serious legal defense. Assault charges address a variety of offenses, and bringing your strongest defense is always the best course of action. If an assault charge has been levied against you, don’t delay consulting with an experienced Dayton assault lawyer

Common Assault Charges

In Ohio, assault is defined as causing – or attempting to cause – harm to someone else, and assault charges come in three basic classifications, including:

  • Assault – In order to prove an assault charge, the prosecution must demonstrate that you knowingly caused (or attempted to cause) someone else to be physically harmed or that you recklessly caused someone else to be seriously harmed.
  • Negligent Assault – In order to prove negligent assault, the prosecution must demonstrate that your negligence caused someone else to be physically harmed by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.
  • Felonious Assault – In order to prove felonious assault, the prosecution must demonstrate that you knowingly caused (or attempted to cause) someone else to be physically harmed by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.

Your Defense Strategy

If you are facing an assault charge, bringing your strongest defense is key, and there are a variety of approaches to take (depending upon the circumstances involved), including:

  • You were engaging in self-defense. 
  • You were reacting out of necessity. 
  • You were reacting out of duress. 
  • You have been falsely accused. 
  • The accusation is true, but there are mitigating circumstances. 
  • You experienced a momentary loss of self-control. 

Fines and Penalties

The fines and penalties that attend assault convictions are considerable, but. The legal fines and penalties include:

  • Assault charges are generally classified as first-degree misdemeanors, and a conviction carries a jail sentence of up to 180 days, fines of up to $1,000, and up to 5 years of probation. 
  • Negligent assault charges are generally classified as third-degree misdemeanors, and a conviction carries a jail sentence of up to 60 days, fines of up to $500, and up to 5 years of probation.
  • Felonious assault charges are generally classified as second-degree felonies, and a conviction carries a prison sentence of up to 8 years, fines of up to $15,000, and up to 5 years of probation. 

In addition to these legal ramifications, it’s also important to factor in the social consequences you will face. 

An Experienced Dayton Assault Lawyer Can Help

If you are facing an assault charge, the seasoned Dayton assault lawyers at The VanNoy Firm recognize the severity of your situation and are committed to employing the full force of their impressive experience in defense of your legal rights and in pursuit of your case’s most favorable resolution. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact us today.

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