Facing assault charges can be an extremely difficult experience. It is important that you understand the severity of the situation that you face and that you retain the legal assistance that you need in your situation.

Assault is the crime of intentionally or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person or threatening another with imminent bodily injury. In some cases, any unwanted physical contact can be considered assault. Depending on your circumstances, you could be charged with a misdemeanor offense of simple assault, which can carry up to a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000.

The crime of aggravated assault either involves the use of a weapon or results in serious bodily injury. This crime is a second-degree felony and carries up to 20 years in state prison along with fines of up to $10,000. Because this is a felony, conviction can prevent you from obtaining employment, housing, and other benefits that require a background check. Retaining skilled representation can be essential to your future.

Call The Law Office of Brent R. Hardy today at (210) 415-6662 to schedule your free consultation.