It can be a disaster. Aggravated assault penalties can have a permanent impact on your life. You could lose everything you love, including the dreams and hopes you have for your future. If convicted along with another charge, such as burglary or domestic aggravated assault the punishments could increase. The following penalties have been given for those convicted of aggravated assault in New Hampshire:
- Imprisonment lasting in excess of 7 years
- A permanent misdemeanor or possible felony
- Steep fines (exceeding $1000)
- Courses in anger management or sexual assault rehabilitation
- Restraining orders
- Restrictions on housing (if charge relates to aggravated sexual assault)
- Restrictions on driving privileges (if assault charges occur while operating a vehicle)
You are playing with fire when you take the wait and see approach regarding the outcome of your aggravated assault case. Contact New Hampshire criminal defense attorneys Ryan Russman and Jerome Blanchard to aggressively fight your criminal assault charges.
What is Aggravated Assault?
A variety of charges fall the label aggravated assault, and the resulting penalties can change in severity depending on the type of action committed. The general definition for aggravated assault could be described as:
A crime or charge of physically attacking another person which results in serious bodily harm and/or is made with a deadly or dangerous weapon.
Of course, when charged with such a crime, usually the description provides more detail, to allow the New Hampshire court a better understanding of the circumstances surrounding the crime. As a result, the following crimes could all fall under an aggravated assault charge:
Using a deadly weapon such as a gun, knife, or even a blunt instrument can negatively impact your case. If authorities deem you to have malicious intent with such an instrument, you could easily get the maximum sentence for your aggravated assault crimes.
Aggravated Assault – A Weak Defense Results in Major Penalties
Those who witness the crime may tell a story that does not coincide with the truth. Subpar attorneys may be satisfied with the stories that witnesses offer, but Attorneys Russman and Blanchard view an aggravated assault case differently. As two of New Hampshire's top criminal defense attorneys, you can count on Attorneys Russman and Blanchard to vigorously advocate for you and mount the best defense possible.
Ryan Russman, A NH Criminal Defense Attorney, Provides the Real Truth
Give attorney Russman a call. He offers a free consultation, where you can sit and talk in confidentiality. He will give you the specifics of what you face legally. If you are still asking yourself, “What is an aggravated assault charge?” you could be in serious danger of losing the privileges you value in your life. Years of dedicated experience as a criminal defense lawyer with hundreds of hours of litigation experience and continuing education make Attorney Russman an excellent criminal defender. Call him today.