Assault

Fighting Accusations of Violent Crime in Cleveland

A charge of assault can stem from anything from threatening someone to injuring them. Common violent crimes in Ohio range in severity from misdemeanor to felony and include:

  • Assault, or “simple assault,” when a person knowingly attempts or causes physical harm to another person or an unborn child.
  • Negligent assault, when a person causes physical harm to another person or unborn child by the negligent use of a deadly weapon.
  • Aggravated assault, when a person, under the influence of a sudden fit of rage or provocation, causes serious physical harm to another person or an unborn child, or attempts or causes physical harm to another person or unborn child by using a deadly weapon.
  • Felonious assault, when a person causes serious physical harm to another person or an unborn child, or attempts or causes physical harm to another person or unborn child by using a deadly weapon. This charge is also applied to certain sexual assaults.
  • Aggravated menacing, when a person causes another to believe that they will cause physical harm to the other person or his/her property, unborn child, or immediate family.

Have You Been Charged with Assault?

Allegations of a violent crime can have a devastating impact on your life even if they are untrue or the result of an unfortunate accident. Potential penalties become even more severe if you face multiple charges or if the alleged victim is a minor, healthcare professional, teacher, or police officer. If you have been arrested for a violent offense in Ohio, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to represent you.

Have you been charged with assault in Cleveland, Ohio?

Standing Up for Assault Defendants

Marein & Bradley have a tradition of excellence in defending cases of assault in Northeast Ohio. Our team of legal experts and outside consultants are well-versed in exploring all mitigating factors in assault cases to argue for reduced or dismissed charges. Let us help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.