Washington, D.C. Assault Lawyer
Accused of Assault? Call (202) 759-7929
Assault occurs when a person unlawfully uses force or threatens another
person in a menacing manner, causing that individual to fear imminent
harm. In assault cases, there does not need to be injuries or physical
contact. If you have been charged with assault, talk to a
Washington, D.C. criminal defense attorney at Hunter & Johnson, PLLC. We can listen to your case and get to work
immediately to help you build a strong defense.
Whether you are facing
felony assault charges involving accusations of causing serious injuries, stalking,
threats or dangerous weapons, you need to start building your defense
as soon as possible. Start by talking to an assault lawyer about your
situation. The sooner you work with an experienced attorney, the better
your chances of successfully fighting these charges.
requesting a case consult
to discuss your assault case.
What Are the Penalties for Assault?
Criminal penalties for assault can include prison incarceration and fines.
Depending on the circumstances, such as serious injuries or a victim who
was a law enforcement officer, you may be looking at even stricter penalties.
In cases involving
aggravated assault or
assault with a deadly weapon, charges are elevated to felonies, with the risk of additional fines,
prison time, and other penalties.
Even cases of
are seen as a violent offenses, and can haunt you for the rest of your
life. Whether you are applying for jobs or looking for housing, when an
employer or landlord sees that you have an assault conviction, he or she
may be inclined to deny your application. Don't let this charge ruin
Cutting-Edge Defenses to Assault Charges
Creating a strong defense for assault accusations starts with thorough
investigations. Our criminal defense lawyers meticulously analyze police
reports and scrutinize witness statements to find weaknesses in the prosecutor's
case. Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, we may be able
to look into possible defenses such as self-defense, lack of intent, mistaken
identity, lack of evidence, and more.
Turn to Our Washington, D.C. Assault Attorneys for Help
Assault cases are rarely cut and dry. Arrests can be made with law enforcement
officials failing to understand both sides of the story. We have seen
many instances where clients have been arrested based on false accusations
or exaggerated stories. We know the stress of being accused of a crime
and we can guide you through the whole process - the courts, dealing with
prosecutors, and fighting to protect your future.
Our team at Hunter & Johnson, PLLC is in it to win it. We approach
each case with this
and our aggressive case preparations because we know how much your future
depends on it. From fiercely negotiating for the best possible plea deal
to taking your case all the way to a jury, we are prepared to exhaust
all of our options in order to deliver the result you need.
Need straightforward advice?
Call us at (202) 759-7929