If you are charged with an Assault, it is vital to hire an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. The attorneys at Pechter & Pechter LLP have experience defending those who have been charged with Assault and will not only aggressively fight your case, but will explain your options and assist you in making an informed decision.
What is an Assault?
A person commits an assault when, without lawful authority, he or she knowingly engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. Assault is a Class C misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail and a fine of $1,500. Further, courts normally impose community service in addition to any other sentence that may be imposed.
Important Issues to Consider:
Did the person have lawful authority to commit the assault?
Was the alleged victim placed in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery?
More specifically, was the victim placed in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature?
The state must prove each element beyond a reasonable doubt.
It is also important to keep in mind whether the accused has any defense.
What should I do if I am Charged with Assault?
Barry Pechter and Scott Pechter concentrate their practice on Criminal Defense including defending those who have been charged with Assault and are ready to help you with your case. Call us at (708) 599-4300 if you or someone you know was charged with an Assault.