An aggravated assault is an assault that results in a person being wounded, maimed, disfigured or their life being endangered. As the most serious of assaults, aggravated assault carries a maximum punishment of fourteen years in prison. Any prison sentence resulting from an aggravated assault conviction cannot be served by a conditional sentence order, or ‘house arrest’ – it has to be served in jail. Being convicted of an assault charge can have serious consequences. This could include time in jail.
Even if it is your first time being charged, you may end up with a criminal record which could hurt your job prospects and your ability to travel internationally. Having a lawyer to defend you on these charges could be a great help to keep you criminal-record free.

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