Clark County Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Jail Time for Assault Convictions
If you are convicted of misdemeanor assault you could be facing up to 180 days behind bars. Assault on a police officer, a corrections employee, local government official or a teacher on school grounds is a fourth or fifth-degree felony and carries a six-month to a one-year jail term. Assault upon a disabled person is a third-degree felony and you could get one to five years in prison.
According to the Ohio Criminal Code section 2903.12, Aggravated assault states: “No person, while under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, shall knowingly cause serious physical harm to another or to another’s unborn, or cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.
If you are convicted of aggravated assault, the charges, and fines are severe.
As a Clark County assault defense attorney, my job is to protect your rights to defend those rights on your behalf in court. Standard defenses strategies apply, such as self-defense, intoxication, duress, etc. The attorneys at the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan are experienced Clark County assault defense attorneys and we will give you the aggressive and passionate criminal defense representation that you deserve.