Salt Lake City Aggravated Assault Lawyer
Talk to an attorney who understands the law and puts your best interests first
Aggravated assault is a serious crime. That’s why it’s important to talk with a sexual abuse and assault attorney if someone attacked you to learn more about your legal rights. Otherwise, you could miss out on your opportunity for justice.
In Utah, many people trust the Andrus Law Firm in Salt Lake City to defend their rights and make sure their case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. For more than three decades, attorney Randy M. Andrus and his legal team – including his wife, Cynthia – have been fighting for the rights of people who have been assaulted.
What counts as aggravated assault in Utah?
Aggravated assault is a specific type of assault and battery charge. In order for an assault charge to rise to the level of aggravated assault, the attack must result in serious bodily harm. In addition, aggravated assault also often involves the use of a dangerous weapon, which is defined as any weapon which is capable of causing serious bodily harm or death.
In particular, aggravated assault often involves the attacker trying to prevent a person from breathing or restricting their blood flow. As a result, aggravated assault cases often involve the person who was attacked losing consciousness or suffering other serious injuries.
There’s also another important distinction between simple assault and aggravated assault in Utah. Simple assault is classified as a misdemeanor. Aggravated assault is classified as a felony, a much more serious criminal charge with more extensive prison time.
You have rights. Talk privately with a lawyer who can explain your legal options.
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your aggravated assault case. The person who attacked you might deny doing anything wrong. He or she might also work for a large, powerful institution, such as a university or a church. As a result, they will likely have powerful legal representation defending their rights – and fighting to discredit you in order to avoid jail time.
We can be your voice for justice. We can defend your rights. We can investigate your attack. We can represent you in court and make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation today. Everything you discuss with Salt Lake City assault attorney Randy M. Andrus will remain private and confidential. You have our word.