Simple Assault

Simple Assault Charges

Washington D.C. Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you were arrested for simple assault, it means that you allegedly threatened or intentionally intimidated someone without the use of a deadly weapon or the intent to cause serious bodily harm. Even though simple assault is a misdemeanor, as compared to a felony in aggravated assault crimes, the consequences upon conviction could still hinder you for the rest of your life.

Legal penalties applied to simple assault convictions may include:

  • 180 days in jail
  • $1,000 in fines
  • Community service
  • Probation

The penalties not administered directly by the court are often the most damaging to an individual. Potential employers and representatives of educational institutions may view even a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record as enough to exclude your from employment or selection. Even after the mark expires, if it is not expunged, it could still be discovered and cause repercussions in your private, day-to-day life.


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Forms of Simple Assault

The laws in Washington D.C. are both vague and specific when it comes to assault charges. On one hand, any sort of threat or intimidating gesture can be considered simple assault as long as it causes a reasonable person to feel fear. On the other, specific activities are also always considered simple assault, such as striking someone once with a closed fist or throwing a dense or hard object at them during an argument. Even resisting arrest or interfering with the duties of a public official, such as a firefighter or civil code inspector, no matter how peacefully you do so, can constitute simple assault.

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Simple assault charges in Washington D.C. are one of the more common criminal violations for which people are arrested, charged, and convicted. Do not assume that you need to be another number in that statistic. You have the right to protect yourself from any criminal accusation, slight or severe. Contact Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, request a case evaluation, and tell our Washington D.C. assault attorneys about your case, and we can tell you what to do next. Don’t delay, start today.

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