Dayton Lawyer for Assault
Accused of Assault in Ohio?
According to Ohio laws, assault is an attempt to cause physical harm to another, while battery is to intentionally or negligently cause offensive physical contact or bodily harm. If you are facing assault charges, an experienced Dayton assault lawyer from our firm can help you deal with the wide range of charges and penalties associated with assaults.
A conviction has consequences that could affect your life from now on. You need strong defense. L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC is here to help.
We have represented individuals accused of the following:
- Simple assault
- Vehicular assault
- Aggravated assault
- Negligent assault
- Felonious assault
Assault vs. Self Defense in Ohio
Whether the incident is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony is determined by what actually happened. Miscommunication, misunderstandings, and complete mistakes happen - and escalate. It’s easy to do this if someone else has started attacking you first. Instincts tend to take over, and you might have struck your attacker in an attempt to defend yourself.
Usually, use of force that would otherwise be criminal in nature could be excused if it was done in self-defense. The state of Ohio allows people to use force to defend themselves, another person, their homes, or their property. The level of force that may be lawfully used varies, depending on the circumstances.
A self-defense defense can be hard to prove unless you have many witnesses to the event. It is your job to show you acted in self-defense when you inflicted force against another person, especially if the other person didn’t live to tell his or her side of the story.
Led By a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Our legal team is led by Attorney L. Patrick Mulligan, who is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. One of the 24 lawyers in the state of Ohio to have this additional certification, Attorney Mulligan applies his expert legal knowledge to each case that crosses his desk. Our firm has become known for being passionate defenders of the rights of accused individuals in Dayton.
Should you choose to retain our services, you can feel confident in knowing that we will do whatever we can to shield from serious penalties such as:
- Steep fines
- Jail time
- A criminal record
Defense From L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC
If you have questions about challenging assault charges, we are here to give you the answers you need to move forward with your case. We will work relentlessly toward securing a favorable outcome, such as a dismissal or a reduction of charges. Let us put our more than 50 years of combined experience to work for you.
Please give us a call at (937) 685-7006 if you need help with the assault charges you face.