Aggravated Assault

Dealing with an aggravated assault charge in Ohio can be a stressful and difficult situation for anyone. With the potential for a prison sentence and costly fines, this is a problem that can spiral out of control if you do not take the steps necessary to remedy it.

One of the most important of these steps is to work with an attorney to develop a proper defense strategy that effectively argues your case.

Columbus Aggravated Assault Attorney

Aggravated assault comes with enough potential negative ramifications to warrant a very serious look at how to go about fighting these serious allegations. With the help of a criminal defense attorney, you can rest assured that you will be given every opportunity to make certain that your voice is heard and you are treated justly during this trying time.

Brian Joslyn is a dedicated Columbus defense attorney whose primary focus is on providing excellent legal representations while protecting your rights throughout the criminal process. His aggressive and measured approach to criminal defense will allow you every opportunity to try and get your charges reduced or possibly dismissed.

Call (614) 444-1900 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case with the Joslyn Law Firm today. Brian proudly represents individuals accused of crimes in the central Ohio counties of Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Licking, Fairfield and Pickaway.


Aggravated Assault under Ohio Law

ORC §2903.12 states that no person, while under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, shall knowingly:

  • Cause serious physical harm to another or to another’s unborn;
  • Cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance

An aggravated assault charge, in most cases, will be classified as a felony of the fourth degree. If convicted, this charge comes with a presumptive sentence of up to 18 months in jail and / or fines of up to $5,000.

If the aggravated assault was committed on a law enforcement officer or an investigator of the bureau or criminal identification and investigation, it is considered a felony of the third degree. This charge, if proven guilty, will come with a presumptive sentence of up to 5 years in prison and / or fines of up to $10,000.


Joslyn Law Firm | Franklin County Aggravated Assault Lawyer

With all there is to lose in an aggravated assault case, take the steps necessary to fight for your freedom and work with a capable criminal defense attorney right from the outset. Brian Joslyn has the knowledge and understanding of Ohio criminal law to make certain that you are in the best position possible to effectively argue your case.

Call (614) 444-1900 to set up a free and confidential consultation with Brian Joslyn to discuss the specifics of your case in detail. Brian proudly represents individuals dealing with the criminal process in and around the central Ohio cities of Dublin, Westerville, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, New Albany and Hilliard, among others.