Criminal Assault Defense Lawyer In Cincinnati
Ohio Assault Charges Are Serious — So Are We at John Smith and Associates.
If you have been charged with assault in Ohio, you could face frightening consequences if convicted. We believe in being straight and truthful with our clients, and you can always count on my team and I to be open and honest about what you could be dealing with in your future.
In the state of Ohio, assault crimes are divided into the following groupings:
- Simple Assault: possessing knowledge in the fact that your actions could possibly cause physical harm to another person.
- Negligent Assault: another person was injured because of your actions, but you did not intend to harm that person on purpose. See Penalties for negligent assault.
- Felony Assault: a person inflicts serious injury on another person or attempts serious injury on another by using a deadly weapon (gun, bat, etc.)
- Aggravated Assault: not as serious as felony assault even though the circumstances are virtually the same; you did set out to hurt someone because you fell into an instant “rage” as opposed to a pre-meditated act
Depending on your situation, you could be charged anywhere from a misdemeanor assault with six months in jail and appropriate fines up to a felony assault with up to eight years in prison and fines reaching to $20,000.00 – or anything in between.
These assault charges can act like a wrecking ball on your life if you have inadequate counsel or no counsel at all.
John Smith and Associates: Dedicated and Dependable Ohio Assault Defense Attorneys
We know how to prepare defenses to an assault charge filed in Cincinnati because we are not only knowledgeable about the law, but we are also 100% passionate about our clients’ futures. Please contact us today so we can hear more about your situation and evaluate how we can help you.
We have two offices in the Cincinnati area for your convenience – one in Mason and the other downtown. Contact us today for your free in-house consultation at one of our Cincinnati offices: (513) 421 9700.