In Ohio, you don't need to intend to assault another person to be charged with assault. A simple mistake can leave you facing serious charges that can include jail time and heavy fines. If you have been accused of assault, you need to retain a Cleveland criminal defense attorney right away.
Under Ohio law, there is more than one type of assault, each crime carrying varying degrees of penalties. When a person recklessly causes serious physical harm to another person or if someone knowingly causes or attempts to cause bodily harm to another, it can be considered simple assault. A simple assault charge is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.
An assault conviction can ruin your life and will remain on your record forever. Not only will you face criminal charges, but you may also face a civil suit if you caused serious injury and damage to another individual and their property. Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly can challenge your arrest and work to maintain your freedom.
Our firm offers our clients the following:
Make sure you have a seasoned criminal defense team behind you arguing on your behalf. Our firm can make all the difference to your case.
Call our Cleveland office right away if you have been charged with assault!