Boston Finest Aggravated Assault Attorneys
What is Aggravated Assault?
The Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJISD) of the FBI defines aggravated assault as assault upon another person with the intent of causing severe bodily harm, usually with a dangerous weapon. The offense of aggravated assault is listed under the same section of the Massachusetts General Laws (2011) as simple assault, but the penalties are more severe. According to §265-13A, aggravated assault involving serious bodily injury is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, or a fine of up to $5,000 and/or a jail term of up to 2.5 years.
Examples of Aggravated Assault in Boston
For some, it can be difficult to differentiate between simple assault and aggravated assault. Since assault is committed by instilling fear of imminent harm in another individual, an example of simple assault would be a verbal threat to injure another person. In order for such an act to be considered aggravated assault, the person would have to be displaying a dangerous or deadly weapon, or the threatened action would have to likely cause serious bodily injury. Such injury is generally defined as causing severe deformity, impairment, disability or death. If you are facing charges of aggravated assault, do not wait to defend yourself. Consult with a Boston violent crime lawyer right away.
Contact an Aggravated Assault Lawyer in Boston
For qualified counsel regarding your situation, call the offices of Keegan Law to schedule a free initial consultation. Our legal team has nearly four decades of combined experience and we therefore have extensive skill, knowledge and resources at our disposal. After an arrest, you must be sure that you understand your rights, especially your right to an attorney. By hiring a member of our team, your defense lawyer will fight tirelessly and stop at nothing to defend you from a wrongful conviction. Call our offices right away to get started.