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Savannah Aggravated Assault Attorney

Aggravated Assault is a serious charge. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, with implications on your freedom, your family, and your job. But being charged with Aggravated Assault does not automatically mean you will be convicted or that you will go to prison.

The attorneys at the Claiborne Firm are here to help. We want you to have hope. We empower our clients with knowledge and information. We fight aggressively to defend you in court.

We know our clients come to us during the scariest times of their lives, and we value the trust they put in us. We can spend the time with them that their situation deserves by taking on fewer clients and taking cases that truly matter.

What is Aggravated Assault?

Aggravated assault is a physical attack that is either:

  • • Using a deadly weapon or any object that could cause serious physical injury;
  • • Using a weapon or object that could cause or does cause strangulation;
  • • Committed with intent to rob, murder, or rape; or
  • • Discharging a firearm from inside a vehicle without legal reason.

 

Is Aggravated Assault a Felony in Georgia?

Yes, Aggravated Assault is a felony in Georgia.

What Are the Potential Penalties for Aggravated Assault?

Penalties vary based on the circumstances of each case. They could include:

  • • Up to 20 years in Prison;
  • • Up to 20 years on Probation;
  • • Up to $5,000 in fines;
  • • Restitution payments victims or their families; and
  • • Other punishments and penalties.

 

How Do We Defend an Aggravated Assault Case?

We aggressively investigate the case, the facts, the people, and meticulously go through the police reports, detective summaries, search warrants, body camera footage, and physical evidence. Each case is different, so the most effective defense for your case will be tailored for you. Some common defenses include:

  • • Proving your innocence – with an alibi witness or physical records;
  • • Attacking the prosecutor’s case – highlighting the holes and incomplete police work;
  • • Showing you acted in self-defense – of yourself, of others, or of property; and
  • • Disproving elements of the charges – showing you acted without intent or that the object used was not a deadly weapon.

What Makes the Claiborne Firm Different?

The Claiborne Firm has a reputation for fighting injustice in the legal system. We’re known for giving our clients individual attention because we keep our caseloads low. We fight doggedly in court. We brainstorm creative solutions to cases that might seem hopeless or unwinnable. We use the media to our advantage in landmark cases. And we never shy away from a tough fight.

If you have been charged with Aggravated Assault, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation today.

(912) 236-9559.

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