Crimes of assault involve some form of an attack on an individual. Depending on the severity of the assault and injuries sustained, whether or not it was intended to inflict serious injury, whether or not a weapon was involved, and other factors, assault may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. No matter what the specific circumstances of the case are, these charges are very serious and you could be facing jail time, fines, probationary restrictions, and a host of other consequences. It should go without saying that having knowledgeable Connecticut criminal defense lawyers handling your case is an absolute necessity.
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Types of Assault Charges
The assault charges that you could be facing under Connecticut state law include:
- Assault in the first degree
- Assault in the second degree
- Assault in the second degree with a firearm
- Assault in the second degree with a motor vehicle
- Assault in the third degree
- Assault in the third degree with a weapon
Many people that are charged with assault are under the impression that the other party has control over whether or not charges are filed. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If your assault charges stem from an altercation with a friend or a family member, they are not able to prevent the filing of charges. However, they do often have a say over how the prosecution’s case will be handled and may be able to push for a plea agreement and helping the accused avoid jail time. In addition to this, there are accelerated rehabilitation programs that may be an option for those facing relatively minor charges and who have no prior history.
The Sills Law Firm: Helping You Understand Your Options
Our criminal defense attorneys at The Sills Law Firm can help you understand the options available to you and are ready to represent you in both prosecution negotiations and a court of law, whichever is the best route in your specific case. We will do everything possible to protect you from the serious penalties of an assault charge.
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