Police do not always want to hear your side of the story. If you were arrested for assault, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can challenge the evidence and make sure the court considers your version of events.
Mahaffey & Associates, LLC, defends the accused in the Toledo area and northwest Ohio. Our proactive and diligent approach has led to favorable outcomes in misdemeanor and felony assault cases. Contact us immediately if you or a family member has been arrested.
Consequences Of Assault And Battery
We handle all levels of assault charges, including:
- Assault and battery
- Aggravated assault or felonious assault
- Domestic assault
- Sexual assault
- Vehicular assault
- Child abuse
An assault conviction can lead to serious jail or prison time. The penalties are enhanced for use of a deadly weapon, infliction of serious injury or prior convictions. A felony conviction will result in loss of civil rights, including the right to vote or possess firearms. An assault conviction can also affect child custody proceedings or hamper employment or college eligibility.
Limiting The Impact Of Assault Charges
We have handled cases arising from school fights, bar fights, neighbor disputes and other circumstances. You can be prosecuted even if you did not initiate the altercation, but the court will consider defenses and mitigating circumstances, such as provocation, self-defense or intoxication of the victim.
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers will make every effort to avoid a conviction. You may qualify for a deferred sentence or other program that keeps this off your record in exchange for probation or anger management counseling. We may be able to get the charges reduced to a non-felony offense. And we are always prepared to fight the charges at trial when your freedom is at stake.
For proven assault and battery defense, contact us online or call 888-422-6894 for a free initial phone consultation. We have offices in Sylvania, Toledo and Northwood, and we accept all major credit cards.