Assault

In Ohio, there are several types of assault offenses.

Assault is causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another person. This is a misdemeanor of the first degree and carries up to 6 months in jail and a possible $1,000 fine.

Aggravated Assault is while under the influence of sudden passion or in a fit of rage brought on by serious provocation by the victim, cause serious physical harm to another or causing or attempting cause physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon. This is a felony of the fourth degree and carries up to 18 months in prison and a possible $5,000 fine.

Felonious Assault is causing serious physical harm to another or causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon. This is a felony of the second degree and carries up to 8 years in prison and a possible $15,000 fine.

Attorney Walter J. Benson has handled thousands of assault cases during his almost three decades in practice. If you or a loved one is accused of assault contact Attorney Benson and let his experience work for you.

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