In Utah, when there is a threat of bodily harm (a strike or blow), that is classified as assault. When a person is actually struck, that is referred to as battery.Assault occurs anytime the fear of imminent violence is present. The charge can be a felony or misdemeanor; in the case of aggravated assault — when a deadly weapon is used — the charge is very serious and is typically a felony.Battery can be classified as domestic violence, aggravated battery (an act with the use of a deadly weapon that caused significant bodily harm), or felony battery (occurring when someone has a prior conviction or against a protected class.If you or anyone close to you has been charged with assault or battery, it is important to take decisive action; your future may be on the line.Aric Cramer, Attorney at Law, is prepared to aggressively fight your criminal charge or work toward the best possible plea, given your unique circumstances. It is important to realize that these cases are far from black and white. In the case when someone was seriously provoked, bullied or defending him/herself or others, there may be significant mitigating circumstances.
Regardless of your circumstances, the team at the law firm will work directly with you to protect your interests as best as possible. Get in touch with our criminal attorney St George as soon as possible.
Contact A St. George Assault Attorney
To schedule a free 30 minute in-office or phone consultation with Aric Cramer, call 435-627-1565 (criminal law issues only) or email me.