Assault Defense Lawyer in Utah
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Have you been charged with assault in Utah? You might have been defending yourself or maybe your temper simply got the best of you. Regardless, facing assault charges can lead to severe and life-altering consequences if you’re convicted. Besides extended jail time, assault charges can follow you longer than other violent crime convictions because they take so long to expunge from your record. They can also result in the loss of gun license and alter custody arrangements.
There are different levels of assault in the state of Utah with a variety of consequences attached to them. None of them are easy to tackle alone. Wasatch Defense Attorneys boasts the highest levels of personal attention and support. With our expertise and aggressive defense, you can rest assured that your case is in the right hands.
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Different Levels of Assault Charges in Utah
Assault charges range from a Class B misdemeanor to a second-degree felony. Depending on the circumstances of the assault and on its results, a person convicted of assault could spend up to 15 years in prison.
Assault is typically considered a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and up to 6 months in jail. However, it can be classified as a Class A misdemeanor if the victim is pregnant or if the act causes substantial bodily injury to the victim. A Class A misdemeanor carries up to one year in jail and $2,500 in fines.
You can also face multiple counts of assault depending on the situation when you were arrested for the charge. For example, let’s say you got into a bar fight with three different people. You would then face three separate counts of assault. You only got into one fight, but it’s compounded due to the number of people involved. This means you could be facing up to 3 years in prison versus just the original 1 you would have faced with a normal Class A misdemeanor.
Aggravated Assault Charges in Utah
Aggravated assault is any assault that includes the use of a dangerous weapon. According to assault law, a dangerous weapon is any item that can cause death or serious bodily injury. Typically, aggravated assault is a second-degree felony that carries a prison sentence of 1-15 years and up to $10,000 in fines. If you are facing charges of aggravated assault, you could also be facing the additional charge of carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to cause harm or to display it in a threatening manner. When your charges are compounded, it increases your potential jail time and any additional fines you might have to pay.
(Utah Code §§ 76-1-601, 76-5-103)
Criminal Assault Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City
If you or anyone you love is facing criminal assault charges, you need an experienced attorney who will defend your rights. At Wasatch Defense Attorneys, our highly qualified representatives will support you and defend your quality of life. Our experienced, responsive attorneys can ensure speedy resolutions and help you avoid incarceration.
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