Contacting a Columbus Assault Defense Lawyer
Were you arrested for aggravated assault? In Ohio, aggravated assault is a fourth or third degree felony, warranting serious penalties. The Koffel Law Firm is one of the premier defense law firms in Columbus, and we represent clients throughout the state of Ohio. For five consecutive years, The Koffel Law Firm has been voted as one of the "Best Law Firms" in the region and our lead attorney, Brad Koffel, was named one of the "Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio" by the NACDL.
About § 2903.12 of the Ohio Revised Code
Knowing what aggravated assault encompasses can help you understand the gravity of your situation. According to the Ohio Revised Code § 2903.12,
(A) No person, while under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, shall knowingly: (1) Cause serious physical harm to another or to another's unborn; (2) Cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another's unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance, as defined in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code.
If the trial court believes they have enough evidence to prove that you, beyond a reasonable doubt, committed the aforementioned offense, then you will be convicted and sentenced under Ohio's felony sentencing requirements.
How a Felony Conviction Can Alter Your Future
Being convicted of a felony offense can have drastic implications for your future. Aside from a criminal sentence, you face a variety of collateral consequences such as –
- Potential changes to your custody/visitation agreement
- Ability to gain employment or keep a job
- Freedom to own a firearm
The Koffel Law Firm is committed to giving its clients a second chance by offering fair representation that seeks the most favorable outcome. Often, we advocate for alternative sentences such as treatment options in lieu of prison.
To learn more about how a Columbus assault defense attorney at our firm might be able to help you, contact us today.