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Cincinnati Assault Lawyer

Trusted Representation For a Range of Assault Charges in Ohio

At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, we represent clients who have been accused of all types of assault and/or battery in Cincinnati and throughout the surrounding areas. We understand these charges can severely and immediately impact your rights, freedom, and future. Because of this, we work quickly and efficiently to build a solid defense on your behalf. Our Cincinnati assault lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience and are committed to leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of a favorable outcome in your case.

Call L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC today at (937) 685-7006 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our assault attorney in Cincinnati!

Understanding Ohio Assault Laws

In Ohio, assault laws cover both assault and battery charges. While these are similar offenses, there are several key differences between the two: “assault” involves harming or attempting to harm another person (including an unborn child), whereas “battery” involves intentionally or negligently causing bodily injury or unwanted physical contact.

According to Ohio state law, assault charges are broken down into several categories: simple assault, negligent assault, felony assault, and aggravated assault.

  • Simple Assault: Intentionally trying to cause or actually causing bodily harm to another person/unborn child or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person/unborn child.
  • Negligent Assault: Negligently causing bodily injury/harm to another person with a deadly weapon (such as a firearm).
  • Felony Assault: Assault causing harm to an individual or unborn child or causing harm through the use of a deadly weapon.
  • Aggravated Assault: Causing “severe” physical injury/harm to another person/unborn child or causing or attempting to cause “severe” physical injury/harm with the use of a deadly weapon and when “under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage.”

Ohio Assault Charges

Assault charges in Ohio can be prosecuted as either misdemeanors or felonies, with penalties ranging according to the type of charge and the severity of the alleged crime.

  • Simple Assault (first-degree misdemeanor): up to 6 months in jail & up to $1,000 in fines.
  • Negligent Assault (third-degree misdemeanor): up to 60 days in jail & up to $500 in fines.
  • Felony Assault (second-degree felony): between 2 - 8 years in prison & up to $2,000 in fines.
  • Aggravated Assault (fourth-degree felony): between 18 months - 6 years in prison & up to $5,000 in fines.

Defenses Against Assault Charges

Mounting a successful defense against assault charges requires a comprehensive understanding of Ohio's legal framework. Our experienced team employs a variety of defenses tailored to the specifics of each case:

  • Self-Defense: Demonstrating that you acted in self-defense can be a valid defense against assault charges. Ohio law allows using force to protect yourself if you reasonably believe you are in imminent danger of harm.
  • Lack of Intent: In some cases, proving that there was no intention to cause harm or that the actions were accidental can be a viable defense strategy.
  • False Accusations: Uncovering evidence that the assault allegations are false or fabricated is a crucial aspect of our defense strategy. Our team diligently investigates every detail to expose inconsistencies in the prosecution's case.
  • Consent: In certain situations, demonstrating that the alleged victim consented to the actions in question can be a valid defense against assault charges.

Navigating the legal landscape surrounding assault charges demands the expertise of seasoned professionals. Our team at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, is dedicated to exploring every avenue to secure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Contact Our Cincinnati Assault Attorney Today

Facing assault charges can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, but you don't have to navigate it alone. At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, our commitment to providing top-notch legal representation sets us apart. We understand the nuances of assault cases in Cincinnati and have a proven track record of achieving favorable client outcomes. If you face assault charges, contact us today to ensure your rights are protected and your case handled with the utmost expertise and care.

Contact L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC today to schedule a meeting with our assault lawyer in Cincinnati!

Proof of Our Success

Read Our Client Testimonials

At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it."

    Extremely pleased with L. Patrick Mulligan and Associates. They helped me through every step of the process and worked hard for me. I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it. Thank you!

    - Megan
    "Patrick and his team are the only choice!"
    My husband was forced to defend himself at our home but that put him in jail. I first went with another lawyer, Mike Mills, who took my money and that was it. Feeling hopeless, I contacted Patrick’s team and they didn’t disappoint. Within 3 hours, Patrick was at jail speaking with my husband and a few days later, Patrick had him home. When you call the office, everyone helps you. You are not just another case to them; I know and experienced it. They are a team you want to be on your family’s side! Thank you Patrick and Laura and team - you are the best, thank you!
    - Jackson
    "When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging."
    My family and I have used Patrick for different cases. A child custody as well as DUI. Initially you may feel scared and want to keep calling but in the end he has always proven that he is the best of the best. When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging. He knows what he's doing. Child custody WON! DUI best possible outcome! I wouldn't hire anyone but him. I highly recommend! Thanks Mr. Mulligan and staff!

    - Satisfied Client
    "You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support."
    I want to personally thank you, Patrick and everyone else who did an amazing job on my cases. I've unfortunately dealt with a lot of attorney's over the years and you guys were the first one's I've ever trusted or felt that you really did what you said you were going to do!! Myself and my family couldn't thank you enough. You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support.
    - Brian
    "Best Lawyer ever."
    Patrick Mulligan took on my case in May 1996 not knowing how things would go. My case being his first Big case. He saved my life. I have still to this day will always remember and be Thankful to him for trusting and believing in me. I was a mother of a daughter 19 months old who as killed by my boyfriend at the time. The state tried to prove me for child endangering and wanting me to serve 18 months in prison. Parick didnt know until that point what he had gotten into . Patrick did everything he could to prove I was a good mother. It was almost a year after my daughters life was taken. We went to trail and I stood on the stand with all my friends and Dr.'s. Patrick worked so hard for me and we won and here I am 15 years later . I found his web site and had to tell my story. Anyone who needs his help he will work as hard as he can for anyone he believs in. I'm so gald to see he is still in Cinti helping people. Thank you Patrick. I will talk to you soon.
    - Stacy
    "I would recommend him to anybody."
    Patrick Mulligan is one of the few attorney's in Dayton that takes no bullshit I would recommend him to anybody
    - Justin
    "Help in the Middle of the Night"
    Mr. Mulligan made all the difference in my case. Through his yellow page ad, I was able to reach him in the middle of the night, after my ex-wife had me falsely arrested for Domestic Violence Verbal. He was prompt in coming to my assistance. He went out of his way to help reach my family so that they could get me released from holding. He answered all my questions and walked me through the entire process. He was able to get the results I was hoping for at the pre-trial, so that we did not actually have to go through an actual trial. Mr. Mulligan exceeded all my expectations and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar unfortunate situation. He was a Godsend for me.
    - Mark
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