Being accused of a violent crime is a serious situation. The penalties associated with the crime are harsh due to the severity of the allegations, meaning defendants accused of such a crime are likely to endure personal and professional damages in addition to losing their freedoms if convicted. Thus, it is important to gain a full perspective of the situation, understanding your rights and abilities to assert a defense.
An aggravated assault is more serious than an assault charge because it typically involves the use of a weapon. Other factors that raise the severity of this charge include the status of the victim involved, the intent of the defendant and the degree of the injury caused by the supposed crime.