Assault and Battery Attorney in New Hampshire
Assault can be a complicated charge to understand. Because of the varying degrees of assault in New Hampshire, there are a wide range of potential legal consequences. If you have been charged with assault, you need immediate legal assistance to understand the consequences and possible defense options. Annutto Law Office can be your source for skilled and effective representation that can help you get the most positive outcome for your case.
First Degree Assault
First degree assault is a Class A felony legally defined as actions purposely causing bodily injury or assault with a deadly weapon. Assault can also be first degree charge if it caused a miscarriage or the victim was under 13 years old. First degree assault is a very serious charge and a conviction can lead to extensive prison time. You could face seven and a half to 15 years in prison if convicted. You may also be ordered to pay a $4,000 fine.
Second Degree Assault
Second degree assault is a Class B felony defined as purposely causing bodily injury or assault with a deadly weapon and showing an extreme indifference to the value of life. Negligently causing injury or if the victim is under 13 years old can also lead to a second degree assault charge. Strangulation can fall under second degree assault, also. A second degree assault conviction can lead to prison time of three and a half to seven years.
Simple assault is a misdemeanor charge. This charge can be filed even when there has been no physical contact or bodily harm. A display of force or threat can lead to a simple assault charge. Simple assault is commonly filed if there has been a fight, such as hitting and pushing. A conviction can lead to 12 months in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Other types of assault charges in New Hampshire include domestic violence, sexual assault, assault on a police officer, and vehicular assault. These charges can have various consequences depending on the circumstances.
If you are convicted of a felony assault charge, your ability to buy firearms, get certain jobs or certifications, and even get loans can all be compromised. A felony will remain on your criminal record long after you pay your debt to society.
Experienced Assault & Battery Defense
If you are facing any level of an assault charge, you need an attorney who can fight to protect your rights and put the best defense plan into action. Attorney Annutto has the resources to investigate your case and the compassion to present your side, giving you the best chance for a successful outcome. Our firm understands what is at stake and how a conviction can impact every area of your life. We give each case our personal attention and will devise the best defense strategy. We can also negotiate to reduce or dismiss charges if possible. You may be in the middle of the most difficult time you have ever faced and the consequences can affect your future and your family. Let us relieve the stress of the unknown and fight to get the best possible resolution for your case.