Facing Aggravated Assault Charges in Utah?
If you have charges pending against you for the violent crime known as aggravated assault you are probably aware that you are facing serious jail time, restitution, and other consequences. That is why you get Utah Defenders on your side. Our criminal defense trial attorneys understand that things are not always as they seem and that chances are you were acting in self defense.
We conduct a thorough investigation of your case to determine how best to defend you. If you were acting in self defense the prosecutor has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt not only that you committed the crime, but that you were NOT acting in self defense. Let our experience work to your advantage so that we can protect your rights and individual liberty.
How Does Aggravated Assault Differ from Simple Assault?
Generally speaking, simple assault is when one person causes bodily injury to another person. Assault can occur in domestic violence situations, school ground fist fights, and many other situations.
Aggravated assault is more serious because it typically involves serious bodily injury or the use of a dangerous or deadly weapon. The problem is that for purposes of aggravated assault anything can be classified as a deadly or dangerous weapon. It is not limited to guns and knives. For example, if someone were to pick up a skateboard, a chair, or a computer and use it as a weapon, chances are that person will be charged with aggravated assault. Your vehicle can be considered a weapon.
The overbroad definition of weapon makes it imperative that you hire legal counsel who has significant experience in this area of the law.
Utah Defenders Defends Against Aggravated Assault Charges
Our attorneys are some of the most experienced criminal defense lawyers in Utah. Contact us for a free consultation so that we can help you understand your charges and how we can help you. 801.618.1334.