Atlanta Assault Lawyer

Defending Those Who Have Been Accused of Assault in Georiga

Assault is considered a serious criminal offense that may result in serious penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and a permanent criminal record. It is critical to seek the assistance of a criminal defense attorney if you are facing assault charges. At Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum, we understand that facing assault charges can be a highly distressing and life-altering experience. If you or a loved one are confronted with assault allegations in Atlanta, having an experienced legal team is crucial. Our firm has decades of combined experience and is dedicated to providing top-tier legal representation to individuals facing assault charges in Georgia.

Call Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum today at (404) 471-3177 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our assault attorney in Atlanta.

What is Assault?

Assault is considered a serious criminal offense that involves intentionally causing apprehension of harmful or offensive contact with another person. It's important to note that physical contact does not need to occur for an act to be considered assault; the mere act of causing fear or threat of harm can be sufficient. Assault can take various forms, ranging from simple assault to aggravated assault, with varying severity and potential consequences.

What are the Penalties for Assault in Georgia?

The penalties for assault convictions in Georgia may differ based on the case's specific circumstances, and the offense's degree factors that influence penalties include:

  • The severity of the harm caused.
  • The presence of weapons.
  • The victim's relationship with the accused.

Simple Assault: Simple assault is typically a misdemeanor offense. Convictions can result in penalties such as fines, probation, community service, and even up to one year in jail.

Aggravated Assault: Aggravated assault is considered a felony crime involving using a deadly weapon, intent to rape, or causing serious bodily harm. Penalties for aggravated assault convictions can include substantial fines and imprisonment.

Defenses Against Assault Charges

Being charged with assault does not guarantee a conviction. There are various effective defenses that our experienced Atlanta assault lawyers can employ to protect your rights and ensure a fair legal process:

  • Self-Defense: If you were acting to protect yourself or others from immediate harm, you may be able to claim self-defense.
  • Lack of Intent: Assault charges require the presence of intent to cause apprehension of harm. The charges may be reduced or dismissed if this intent cannot be proven.
  • Mistaken Identity: If there is reasonable doubt about your involvement in the alleged assault, we can work to prove your innocence.
  • Consent: If the alleged victim consented to the actions, it may weaken the prosecution's case.
  • False Accusations: In some cases, false accusations can be proven through investigation and evidence, leading to dropped charges.

Contact Our Assault Attorney in Georgia Today

Facing assault charges alone can be overwhelming and detrimental to your future. Our dedicated legal team at Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum is here to stand by your side, provide personalized guidance, and fight tirelessly for your rights. We are committed to crafting a strong defense strategy tailored to the specific circumstances of your case. If you or a loved one are facing assault charges in Atlanta, acting swiftly and decisively is essential. Contact us now to secure dedicated legal representation that can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Contact Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum today to get started with our Atlanta assault lawyer.

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