Cincinnati Assault Defense Attorneys
Trusted Representation for a Range of Assault Charges
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 that these charges can have a serious and immediate impact on your rights, freedom, and future. Because of this, we work quickly and efficiently to build a solid defense on your behalf. Our Cincinnati assault defense lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience, and they are committed to leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of a favorable outcome in your case.
Understanding Ohio Assault & Battery 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 actually harming or attempting to harm another person (including an unborn child), whereas “battery” involves intentionally or negligently causing bodily injury or unwanted physical contact.
Assault in Ohio is further broken down into several categories:
- 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)
- 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”
Furthermore, 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.
Contact L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC
A conviction for assault in Ohio can result in steep fines, jail time, or even a lengthy prison sentence. When your future is at stake, you can’t afford to not speak with an experienced Cincinnati assault defense attorney.