In some situations a baseball bat can be considered a deadly weapon and a person who causes or attempts to cause physical harm by means of a deadly weapon can be charged with Felonious Assault.
However the simple use of a baseball bat does not automatically mean that one would be charged with the Felonious Assault or would even be convicted. The defense of self-defense is always available in the state of Ohio if the facts are there to prove that particular defense.
Additionally the conduct of the victim can sometimes justify a charge of Aggravated Assault, which is a much lower degree felony in the state of Ohio than Felonious Assault.
If you or a family member has been is facing charges for aggravated assault in the Cincinnati area, please call us at (513) 421-9700 for a free consultation.