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.
With 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, and restitution.
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.
Call our criminal defense team and we can prepare a solid defense strategy for you!