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At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we understand that your freedom and reputation are on the line when you are facing assault charges. We are here to protect your rights every step of the way. Contact us today for your free consultation to discuss the situation with us during a private case review.  

How Our Dayton Assault Defense Lawyers Approach Assault Cases

Assault is a unique criminal charge in Ohio because it does not require actual physical contact for a crime to be committed or charged. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, we understand assault charges often result because of misunderstandings and that you might try to clear your name after being interrogated by police. However, the police are not really interested in your side of the story. They just want to help prosecutors secure convictions. When everyone else involved is working against you, you need a strong advocate in your corner who will work for you. 

We can truly listen to you to find out how the events unfolded. We can also search for additional evidence that supports your version of events or reasons why the alleged victim may be fabricating or exaggerating allegations against you. Contact us today to take advantage of our free and confidential case review. 

Types of Assault Cases Our Dayton Criminal Defense Lawyers Handle

Our top-notch criminal defense firm is prepared to handle any assault case, including: 

Simple Assault (2903.13)

Simple assault involves the knowing or reckless causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another or their fetus.  

Aggravated Assault (O.R.C. 2903.12)

Aggravated assault also involves the knowing or reckless causing or attempting to cause physical harm, but it is committed while using a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance. 

Negligent Assault (O.R.C. 2903.14)

Negligent assault occurs when a person accidentally causes physical harm to another person or their fetus while negligently using a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.  

Felonious Assault (O.R.C. 2903.11)

Felony assault can be charged if a defendant knowingly causes serious physical harm to another, uses a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance, or transmits AIDS. Because the suspect knowingly carries out this action, the offense is treated as a more serious felony. 

Menacing (O.R.C. 2903.22)

Menacing occurs when a person knowingly causes another person to feel threatened. 

Vehicular Assault (O.R.C. 2903.08

Vehicular assault can be charged when you harm another person with a motor vehicle. If the victim suffered serious physical harm, you can be charged with aggravated vehicular assault.

Potential Penalties for Assault Convictions

The crimes described above can result in various penalties, depending on the specific crime and degree charged, as follows:

  • Simple assault – A first-degree misdemeanor, carrying a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a fine of $1,000
  • Negligent assault – A maximum sentence of 60 days in jail and a fine of $500
  • Aggravated assault – A fourth-degree felony, carrying a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a fine of $5,000
  • Felonious assault second degree – A sentence of up to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. 
  • Felonious assault first degree – Imprisonment up to 16.5 years and a fine of up to $20,000
  • Vehicular assault – Up to 18 months imprisonment
  • Aggravated vehicular assault – Up to five years in prison
  • Menacing – A fourth-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $250

Contact Us Today for Help with Your Case

If you are facing charges for assault, contact Patituce & Associates, LLC for immediate assistance. We provide a free phone consultation to get to know you and understand the charges you’re facing. Call us today to learn more.