In Georgia, aggravated assault is a serious crime. The State essentially has to prove that you placed someone in reasonable fear for his or her safety by use of a deadly weapon. Other than murder, there are few crimes that are viewed as harshly by Chatham County judges as aggravated assault.
The Savannah area has a serious firearm problem, and therefore any time someone uses a firearm (even for self-defense), the judges try to “make an example” out of them.
If you are facing aggravated assault charges, you need an experienced criminal lawyer right away. It is important to find an attorney who handles serious crimes and not just one that typically handles only traffic violations.
The main reason to hire someone with experience with these crimes is that an aggravated assault charge often comes down to whether the defendant had the intent to “murder, rape, or rob” someone. This is often proven by circumstantial evidence, and the best criminal lawyers know how to blow holes in the prosecution’s case.
When you are being charged with aggravated assault, you need an aggressive attorney that will fight for the charges to be dropped. Serious charges require a serious attorney with the experience necessary to win the case. Give us a call today to learn how we can beat your aggravated assault case.
Don’t let an aggravated assault charge destroy your future! Call The Turner Firm today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case.