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.
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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 even worse.
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 Johnson County criminal defense attorney 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.
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