Franklin County Assault Defense Attorney

Assault is one of the most frequently committed crimes in Franklin County Ohio and the severity of these charges require that you hire a Franklin County assault charges defense attorney. People argue and get into verbal altercations every day both domestic or professional, and these altercations often escalate into the threat of violence being used. If you have threatened someone with violence ie., hitting, punching, stabbing, shooting, and the threat was intentionally committed, you may have committed an assault and you’ll need to engage an assault defense attorney immediately. Please call the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan, assault defense attorney. John understands the definition of assault, what it takes to prove, and what you need to do.

In order to prove assault, one has to prove that the defendant acted intentionally. Accidents are not assault. There needs to be a scare or an imminent threat. You are walking down the street and the person jumps out of the bushes and points a gun at your head has committed an assault. If you are in the middle of a heated argument with a spouse, neighbor or a business partner and that person grabs you by the shirt and raises his clenched fist as if to punch you, that is another example of an assault. An assault has occurred if you reasonably believe that an intentional and imminent threat to your physical well-being exists. A person has committed assault whether or not the punch is thrown, or the bullet is fired. The keys are that the threat must be intentional, reasonable to believe will occur, and if carried out will cause harm.

It’s the job of an assault defense attorney in Franklin County to protect your rights and to make sure that you are not being charged with a crime that you may not have committed. And just because you have been charged with assault, standard criminal defenses strategies apply, such as self-defense, intoxication, duress, etc. At the Rutan Law firm, we are experienced Franklin County assault defense attorneys that will give you the aggressive and passionate criminal defense representation that you need.


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