There are many assault-related charges in the Ohio Revised Code, including the following:
- Felonious Assault — knowingly causing serious physical harm to another or cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another with the use of a deadly weapon. This is generally charged as a Felony of the 2nd degree and if convicted carries 2-8 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.
If the State alleges that a firearm was used in the commission of the felonious assault, a firearm specification will be included on the indictment. A firearm specification carries a one to three year mandatory prison term.
- Assault — knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical injury to another or recklessly causing or attempting to cause harm to another. This is charged as a Misdemeanor of the 1st degree and can carry up to 6-months in your local jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Oftentimes, one is charged with Assault in connection to a Domestic Violence scenario.
- Aggravated Assault — While under the influence of “sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage,” knowingly causing serious physical harm to another or causing physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon. This is charged as a Felony of the 4th degree and carries 9 months up to 3 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
- Vehicular Assault — causing serious physical harm to another by means of a vehicle. This could be charged as a Misdemeanor or a Felony depending on the circumstances and prior record of the defendant.
Contact Hayes Law today to discuss the circumstances of your case. Whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney at Hayes Law as early as possible so that we may begin protecting your interests.