The crime of Assault involves varying degrees of severity ranging from misdemeanor assault to felony assault. It is not necessary to actually cause physical injury or serious physical injury to a person to be charged with Assault. The attempt to cause physical injury to another person, even if such injury does not occur, and depending on the facts and circumstances, is enough to charge you with the crime of Assault.
The punishment for an Assault conviction will depend upon the degree of Assault you are convicted of but you could face significant jail time, probation, fines, or some alternative to incarceration, such as anger management or community service as part of your sentence. The collateral consequences of an Assault conviction are also quite severe, and such a conviction can affect your personal and professional life in ways that you did not contemplate.
Call the Law Offices of Natali J.H. Todd, P.C. today to discuss your case. Our firm is experienced in these matters and we will be happy to assist you.