Defending Your Freedom After Assault Charges
Attorney Matt Hirsch defends clients against criminal assault and battery charges. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor battery and assault offense arising from a barroom fight, or you were charged with felony aggravated assault or battery for allegedly robbing, raping or injuring someone with a gun, he can help. He provides strong, aggressive criminal defense to individuals in Atlanta and throughout the state.
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What constitutes a simple assault/battery charge? Find out more by reading our blog post: Elements of a simple battery charge.
The Consequences Of Aggravated Assault And Battery
In Georgia, assault and battery can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances. Even if you don’t physically injure someone, brandishing a weapon, or creating the fear of physical injury is enough to charge you with assault.
Simple assault and battery are misdemeanors and punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and up to one year in prison. However, if the alleged crime involved certain “aggravating circumstances,” such as an elderly or pregnant victim, a police officer or a domestic situation, fines may be increased to $5,000.
Aggravated assault and battery are felony-level offenses. If found guilty, you face large fines into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and up to 20 years in prison. Even after serving your time, a felony conviction will remain on your permanent record, making it difficult to find employment or housing. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of their right to vote and carry a gun.
At Hirsch Criminal Defense, you will find that attorney Hirsch is an aggressive litigator. He is not afraid of a courtroom battle. He stands up to government prosecutors, protects his clients’ rights and builds strategic defenses that seek to mitigate the consequences his clients may face.
Contact Hirsch Criminal Defense at 404-919-7096 for a consultation.