Defending Your Freedom After Assault Charges
At Cohen & Hirsch, we defend clients against criminal assault and battery charges. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor battery and assault offense arising from a barroom fight, or charged with felony aggravated assault or battery for allegedly robbing, raping or injuring someone with a gun, we can help.
Our lawyers provide strong, aggressive criminal defense to individuals in Atlanta and throughout the state.
Cohen & Hirsch: Aggressive, experienced criminal defense
The Consequences Of Aggravated Assault And Battery
In Georgia, assault and battery can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances. Even if you don’t physically injure someone, brandishing a weapon, or creating the fear of physical injury is enough to charge you with assault.
Simple assault and battery are misdemeanors and punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and up to one year in prison. However, if the alleged crime involved certain “aggravating circumstances,” such as an elderly or pregnant victim, a police officer or a domestic situation, fines may be increased to $5,000.
Aggravated assault and battery are felony-level offenses. If found guilty, you face large fines into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and up to 20 years in prison. Even after serving your time, a felony conviction will remain on your permanent record, making it difficult to find employment or housing. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of their right to vote and carry a gun.
At Cohen & Hirsch, our attorneys are aggressive litigators. We aren’t afraid of a courtroom battle. We stand up to government prosecutors, protect our clients’ rights and build strategic defenses that get our clients the best possible resolution of their criminal charges.
Hire A Former Prosecutor To Defend You
As a former prosecutor, attorney Jill Polster knows the techniques prosecutors use when building a case against you. Drawing upon her inside knowledge, our firm takes proactive steps to undermine the prosecution’s case and protect our clients’ rights.