An Aggravated Assault Case Can Happen to Anyone

An aggravated assault case can happen to anyone. Many people however don’t consider the implications of the charges until they happen to them. Rap Artist Pablo Carti recently found out how serious accusations of Aggravated Assault can get when the police arrested him for Aggravated Assault on his pregnant girlfriend. (Vibe/TMZ)

Many people don’t realize that the crime of an Aggravated Assault can happen to anyone. Certain circumstances, however, can make the charges become greater than just Aggravated Assault. Aggravated Assault is defined in O.C.G.A. 16-5-21 and involves someone who intends to assault with intent to murder, rape or rob, either with a deadly weapon, or with an object or device or without legal justification shoots a firearm at another.

However, where the assault involves a particular type of person, such as a public person, an elderly person, a spouse or various other small alterations which would increase the jail or prison exposure from the charge. Assault by itself is a serious charge and can carry 1-20 years, but when the extra items come into play, they can create jail exposure of anywhere from a 5-20 year minimum sentence.

Of course there are facts to every case where defenses can be raised for anyone charged with the crimes of Simple Battery or Battery. Each situation is different from the other and requires a evaluation of all the information in order to properly mount a defense and an effective negotiation with the prosecutors office.

Have you been arrested for Battery, Simple Battery, Aggravated Battery or Aggravated Assault?

Every case is different because no two sets of facts are the same. Proper application of not just the law but also case law to your situation would take examination of the facts surrounding your case and creating a properly mounted defense for YOUR arrest.

Our office has 24-hour response lines and can answer your questions and help you. Give our team of criminal defense lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.


Michael D Barber
Georgia Lawyer specializing in DUI, Drug Charges & Criminal Defense