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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.

Client Testimonials

    “From the beginning, Nick was kind, thoughtful, and caring.”
    “If you need a lawyer who will represent you and your best interest, will listen to you, empathize with your situation, and carefully execute a game plan based on the situation. Nick Lotito will be the best choice if your life is dependent on it.”
    - Mark M.
    “I would recommend Seth without hesitation.”
    “I would recommend Seth without hesitation.”
    - James
    “Nick defended me with dedication, caring, and skillfulness - I will be eternally grateful”
    Thank You Nick, For Justice! The state of Georgia indicted me on two counts of Racketeering that I did not commit. Nick defended me with dedication, caring, and skillfulness in interacting with all parties involved. Against almost insurmountable odds, he was able to get my case dismissed. I will be eternally grateful for all he has done for me. I consider him a superb criminal defense attorney and also call him my friend!
    - Harley
    “Mr. Lotito truly went above and beyond every step of the way.”
    Nick Lotito recently represented one of my close family members in a vehicular homicide case. He helped our family navigate through this incredibly traumatic experience with grace and compassion. He was organized, well prepared, and thorough. And always responded to our emails and phone calls immediately. Mr. Lotito truly went above and beyond every step of the way. Highly, highly recommended!
    - Perri Eichenlaub
    “very impressed”
    Good and Knowledgeable I was in a bad situation at one point in my life, the Federal Government brought criminal action against me and I knew i had to be accountable for my action. I was looking for a good lawyer who specialized in criminal lawyer, one who has professional experience in a court room and could give me a good advice on what I needed to do. I interviewed three lawyers and someone told me about Nicholas Lotito, so I meet with him and we talked for hours, I was very impressed with his honesty, I was convinced and had no doubts or uncertainty that he was the person I needed to represent me. At the end of the trial everything worked out good. So thank you Mr. Lotito for the good work you did.
    - Abe
    “You will be in good hands.”
    “Highest Praise I chose Nick after interviewing many criminal lawyers. It was the best decision I could have made.”
    - Peter

Our Results

When Experience Produces Results

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • ACQUITTED Aggravated Assault
  • VACATED Aggravated Assault & Battery
  • REDUCED CHARGES Armed Robbery Conviction
  • DISMISSED Chop Shop & Possession of Vehicles w/ Altered Vin
  • ACQUITTED Conspiracy to Distribute
  • AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO 10.0
  • Atlanta Bar
  • Georgia Bar
  • ABA
The Right Defense Team Matters Why Choose Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum