St. Augustine Aggravated Assault Lawyer
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Aggravated assault is considered any threat, whether with words or with
actions, that involves a deadly weapon or the intent to commit a felony.
A conviction can land you in jail for many years and result in other serious
consequences. You need a criminal defense attorney who will work hard
to fight your aggravated assault charges in St. Augustine and Jacksonville.
70+ years of award-winning, combined experience, you can rely on Albaugh Law Firm to deliver the first-rate defense that
you need and deserve. With
former prosecutors on our defense team, we are well-versed in criminal law and your legal
rights. Discover how we can help you!
Penalties for Aggravated Assault
Aggravated assault does not require intent to injure, only the intent to
cause the victim to believe and fear a sudden attack with the deadly weapon
in your possession. A deadly weapon is anything inherently dangerous such
as a firearm, knife, baseball bat, or other objects.
Depending on certain aspects of the case, aggravated assault can be classified
as a third or second degree felony. A third degree felony can result in
up to 5 years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, upwards of 5 years of probation,
Aggravated assault can be upgraded to a second degree felony if the victim is a:
- Firefighter or police officer
- Emergency medical care provider
- Licensed security officer
- Person over 65 years of age
- Sports official
A second degree felony carries enhanced penalties of up to 15 years in
prison, a fine of up to $10,000, 15 years of probation, and restitution.
Our Assault Defense Firm Stands Ready to Defend You
Our St. Augustine criminal defense attorney is poised to fight for you
in court. If you have been charged with aggravated assault, be sure to
call on our award-winning law firm. The consequences of a conviction could
ruin your life, causing you difficulty for years to come. Do not fight
your charges alone! Albaugh Law Firm is here to challenge your assault
arrest and can work hard to have your charges dropped or reduced.