In Los Angeles and the entire state of California, aggravated assault is a criminal offense considered very serious; those convicted will face harsh punishment. At The Justice Firm, we are dedicated to providing our clients with outstanding legal support and guidance, working vigorously to protect you from serious criminal penalties. We know that not only do those convicted of a serious or violent crime face potential jail/prison time, fines, and other penalties, the damage to various aspects of your life such as your career and reputation can be impossible to overcome.
As dedicated Los Angeles aggravated assault lawyers, we know the importance of having a capable and aggressive attorney on your side. Until proven guilty, you are innocent. Our mission is to protect your innocence so that you can avoid the damaging consequences of a conviction.Aggravated Assault
In Los Angeles, aggravated assault is much like assault, other than the fact the accused individual used a deadly weapon to inflict severe bodily injury on another person with willful intent.
Essentially, it is considered assault to intentionally harm someone else in a way that results in bodily injury. The one element that turns assault into aggravated assault is that a deadly weapon is used, purposely or willfully causing another person to be seriously injured. Even an attempt to inflict bodily harm on another individual with a deadly weapon, regardless of whether you were successful, may result in charges of aggravated assault.Los Angeles Criminal Penalties for Aggravated Assault
The criminal penalties for aggravated assault are serious, and will vary depending on a number of factors including prior criminal record, whether the assault was committed against a firefighter or peace officer using a machine gun or semiautomatic handgun, and more. Some of the penalties you may expect if convicted include, but are not limited to:
- Probation or parole
- Prison term
- Substantial fines
- Mandatory anger management classes
- Loss of your right to own any weapon
Also commonly referred to as "assault with a deadly weapon," aggravated assault in circumstances where a weapon was used (other than a firearm) will result in a fine of $10,000, up to one year in jail, or incarceration in state prison for 2, 3, or 4 years. Individuals who are convicted will also have a permanent criminal record, which can affect many areas of your life.Contact Our Los Angeles Aggravated Assault Law Firm now
At The Justice Firm, we cannot stress enough the importance of consulting with a skilled and capable criminal defense attorney when charged with a serious or violent crime. A conviction for aggravated assault will not only result in harsh punishment, but damage your career, social status, and future employment opportunities. Why risk the damage to your career, reputation, and freedom when an effective defense lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome?
We urge you to contact our office today for a free consultation regarding your case. Call us immediately at 310-914-2444.