Get Our Lynnwood Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side
While simple assault involves a limited threat or minor injury, aggravated assault is much more serious and includes a victim who is threatened with or experiences violence more serious than a slap to the face or punch in the jaw. Punishments for a conviction are severe which means if you have been accused, turn to a skilled Lynnwood criminal defense attorney from our firm to preserve your rights at all times.
The Law Office of Michael P. Sheehy, PLLC is an acclaimed defense firm with more than 22 years of legal experience, including time spent working as a former prosecutor. Such experience goes a long way to understanding how to beat assault charges and protect clients from a conviction. As a Superb rated attorney by Avvo, Attorney Sheehy can build you the legal defense you need to beat your charges.
Aggravated Assault can Bring Serious Penalties
Whether an assault charge is classified as aggravated can depend on several factors. The level of injury or intended injury is a large factor but the accused’s amount of remorse and whether it was premeditated is also considered.
Assault can be elevated to aggravated assault for reasons such as:
- Striking or threatening a person with a dangerous object
- Assault causing serious physical injury
- Assault while hiding one’s identity
- Pointing a gun at the victim
- Assault with intent to commit a felony
- Assaulting a police officer, social services worker, healthcare provider, or other protected persons
Convictions can come with at least five years in jail if a firearm or deadly weapon was used. Otherwise, aggravated assault is a Class A felony that carries up to life in prison.
Don’t lose hope—call our firm!
You are legally entitled to a defense when charged and our Lynnwood assault attorney can build you a robust defense no matter what you are charged with. If you acted in self-defense it may possible to have your assault charges dropped. You may also have injured another person accidentally with no criminal intent.
Look to the Law Office of Michael P. Sheehy, PLLC to argue vociferously in your defense when you are arrested for assault.