Assault Charges Have Long-Term Consequences

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Being charged with assault can change your life forever. It's crucial to hire a criminal defense attorney you can depend on for understanding and steadfast representation. Choose Kopec Law, LLC. Attorney Kopec has been practicing law in Cleveland, OH for more than seven years, building a reputation for excellence in the courtroom.

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4 categories of assault

4 categories of assault

Since assault is a broad term, Ohio law often divides into four distinct categories:

  1. Simple assault. In this scenario, the accused knowingly or recklessly caused harm to another individual.
  2. Negligent assault. This occurs when an individual is negligent and injures someone with a deadly weapon.
  3. Felony assault. Simple assault charges are upgraded to felony charges when a deadly weapon is involved.
  4. Aggravated assault. This type of charge occurs when the accused assaults someone in a moment of anger.

Understanding your individual charges is an important part of building your criminal defense. For more information, talk to attorney Kopec about your case today.