Committing assault with a dangerous weapon is known as aggravated assault. General crimes of aggravated assault are punishable by up to 6 months in jail, and persons who are convicted can accrue fines as high as $1,000. These consequences can significantly increase when the assault involves a firearm.
In Louisiana, assault with a deadly weapon such as a firearm is a felony offense. If you are facing charges of this nature, you cannot afford to waste any time seeking legal defense for your case. If convicted, you could be facing serious consequences, including thousands of dollars in fines, years in prison, and more. Contact us at The G. Carter Law Firm, LLC for a consultation. We won’t let you be victimized by the system.
Although commonly mistaken as aggravated assault, assault with a firearm actually refers to the discharge of a firearm. Persons convicted of assault with a firearm could face years of imprisonment and thousands of dollars in fines. A conviction of this nature can also lead to a felony charge on your record. In fact, the crime is so seriously punished that state law requires the court to impose enhanced penalties. These penalties are issued without the option for probation or potential suspension of the sentence or parole.
A number of different defenses can be used to challenge an accusation of assault with a deadly weapon. At The G. Carter Law Firm, LLC, we can meet with you to discuss the circumstances that led to your charges. From there, we will work to develop a defense strategy that can be employed on your behalf. Possible defenses include (but are not limited to):
Other methods of defense can be applied as well, depending on the nature of your situation. The best way to establish an effective strategy for moving forward is to meet with an attorney to discuss your case.
If you have been accused of a violent crime offense, do not wait to contact The G. Carter Law Firm, LLC. It is important to remember that being accused of assault with a deadly weapon is not the same as being convicted. With aggressive legal defense on your side, the chances of getting your charges reduced or dropped could be much higher.