Assault Charges in Cleveland
Assault Crimes: As Defined in the Ohio Revised Code
There are several different levels of assault charges, all defined in the
Ohio Revised Code (ORC). Simple assault is defined in
ORC § 2903.13 as knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another or
another's unborn, or recklessly causing physical harm to another or
to a woman's unborn child. The offense can be filed as a misdemeanor
in the first degree, or as a fourth-degree felony depending on what is
alleged to have taken place.
A charge of negligent assault can be filed against you if it is alleged
that you caused another person harm through the negligent use of a deadly
weapon. Negligent assault (§ 2903.14) is a misdemeanor. Aggravated
assault (§ 2903.12), which is committed in "sudden passion or
in a sudden fit of rage," is a felony offense, as is felonious assault
(§ 2903.11) involving a deadly weapon.
Defense Against Charges of Assault
Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law in Cleveland serve clients
throughout the state of Ohio and beyond. In cases of charges of violent
crimes such as assault, you need a Cleveland criminal attorney with an
established record of success at trial. Each case has a varying levels
of evidence, including police reports, witness statements, forensic evidence,
and other data. After a full analysis of the facts in your case, our firm
can advise you about your various options, including the strategy that
could be employed to seek a dismissal, reduced charges or an acquittal at trial.
We invite you contact our firm to discuss your case. Our early involvement
could be a critical point, as prior to your arraignment, there could be
actions taken to reduce the level of the charge filed against you, or
to seek a dismissal if the prosecutor's case is severely flawed. We
think outside of the box in creating a defense case.
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