Washington Criminal Defense
Most people are familiar with the term assault, but few know what is required for an assault charge. As contained in Utah statute the prosecution must prove that a person attempted, threatened, or caused bodily injury to another to obtain a conviction. A charge of assault can be elevated to aggravated assault if the injury is considered to be serious bodily injury or if a weapon was used in commission of the assault. An aggravated assault charge is a felony charge that carries serious penalties and could result in jail time, restitution and other consequences. With serious charges comes the need for a serious defense attorney to make sure your rights are protected.
Have You Been Charged With Aggravated Assault?
If you are facing aggravated assault charges in Utah then you need to make sure and get an attorney as soon as possible. The prosecutors in Utah do not treat violent crimes lightly and you should not either. The attorneys at St. George Criminal Defense will conduct a thorough investigation of your case as soon as they are hired and they will find any and all defenses available to you. One of the possible options for defending an aggravated assault case is self defense. If you were acting in self defense when the assault happened then the prosecution must not only prove the existence of the assault but must also prove that you were not acting in self defense, making their case much more difficult.
Call Us for a Free Consultation
The experienced lawyers at St. George Criminal Defense are dedicated to protecting their client’s rights and have proven that they are capable of doing so. There is too much at stake with an aggravated assault charge to not hire a professional that will help get you through this tough time. If you have been charged with aggravated assault then call us today, we can help answer all of your questions during a free consultation.