Are You Facing Assault Charges in Kansas?
Retain an Olathe Criminal Defense Attorney
Assault is a Class C Misdemeanor defined in K.S.A. 21-5412. To be found
guilty of assault, the prosecution must find beyond a reasonable doubt
that you knowingly placed the "victim" in reasonable apprehension
of immediate bodily harm, on a certain date, within the jurisdiction in
which you are charged. However, as with so many
violent crime cases, your case may hinge upon a single piece of evidence.
Do not go into court alone!
Contact Martin & Wallentine, LLC today for the professionally-prepared defense you deserve.
What Is Aggravated Assault?
Depending on the circumstances your assault charges, they could be escalated
to aggravated assault, which is a level 7 felony. In most cases, this
crime is due to, as it suggests, a heightened sense or intent of aggravation
or criminal intent. Some factors that could be reviewed in your assault
case that could escalate it include:
- Use of a weapon
- Status of the victim
- Intent of the accused
- Extent of any harm or damage caused
If you are convicted of assault, the penalties can be quite severe. However,
if you are convicted of aggravated assault, you could be facing consequences
Some of the punishments that could be used in relation to your charges include:
- Up to 34 months in prison
- $100,000 fine
- Lengthy probation upon release
- Community service
- Loss of child custody rights
Fight Your Charges Today with a Johnson County Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of assault, speak with an experienced Olathe criminal
defense lawyer from Martin & Wallentine, LLC immediately. You need
a dedicated criminal attorney on your side that can effectively represent
you. As seasoned trial lawyers we have represented hundreds of clients
throughout our years of practice.
free case evaluation today to see what we can do for you and your freedom.