In Atlanta, Georgia, assault and battery crimes consist of simple assault, aggravated assault, simple battery, battery, and aggravated battery. Aggravated assault and aggravated battery are the worst crimes in this group. They are defined as follows:
Aggravated assault is committed when you intend to rob, rape, or murder someone. Also, by having a weapon that can be, or is used to cause serious harm to someone. Discharging a firearm from a vehicle is also considered aggravated assault.
Aggravated battery occurs when you intentionally inflict a serious injury to someone or cause serious disfigurement.
A serious injury is defined by battery that resulted in broken bones, a coma, wounds that require extensive sutures, hospitalization, or surgery.
Serious disfigurement refers to having a physical alteration of the body, such as a visible scar on the face or another part of the body, or having a broken bone that alters the person’s appearance.
Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery Charges in Georgia
Aggravated assault and aggravated battery are both considered felonies. A conviction can cause you to spend up to twenty years in prison, being on probation for up to twenty years, a fine up to $100,000, and restitution.
The Value of Good Representation
If you’ve found yourself dealing with the legal processes of an assault or battery charge, then you should have a knowledgeable attorney in Atlanta like Richard Grossman by your side. We can walk you through all the steps and ensure that your rights are always protected. Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation to begin working on a strong felony defense on your behalf.