Utah Criminal Defense Attorneys: Assault & Battery Charges
An assault or battery arrest can occur in a number of contexts, including a bar fight, road rage incident or physical dispute that erupts at a private residence. Regardless or how or where it occurs, an arrest for assault or battery is a serious matter.
In Utah, an assault/battery charge may be a misdemeanor or a felony. A simple assault charge is a class B misdemeanor, but may be elevated to a class A misdemeanor if the victim suffers serious bodily injury or the victim is pregnant and the assailant knows of the pregnancy. [Utah Criminal Code 76-5-102]
A person may be charged with aggravated assault, a felony, if he or she intends to cause serious bodily injury to the victim or uses a deadly weapon in the commission of the assault. [Utah Criminal Code 76-5-103]
Have You Been Arrested for Assault in Utah?
Utah prosecutors take crimes of violence very seriously. If you have been charged with a crime, do not take your charges lightly. Even if you were involved in a relatively minor incident where no one was seriously injured, you could still be convicted of a crime.
Contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the law offices of Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates in Ogden. Our firm offers dedicated and highly aggressive representation for people facing misdemeanor and felony assault charges. We handle all assault and battery charges, including:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Assault against a peace officer
- Terroristic threats
- Domestic violence
Our experienced trial lawyers will provide the vigorous defense you need and deserve. We passionately defend our client's rights.
If you want an attorney who will work diligently to protect your rights, record and freedom, contact the law offices of Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates today at 801-317-8968.