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Aggravated Assault Laws in GA


Is aggravated assault a felony?

Yes, aggravated assault is charged as a felony in Georgia. Aggravated assault sounds terrible, because it implies you physically harmed someone. And that’s simply not the case.

What is aggravated assault?

Assault simply means you’re accused of putting someone in fear of physical harm. Therefore, an aggravated assault charge is an accusation that you assaulted someone with the intention to murder, rape, or rob the alleged victim.

Also, strangulation (or choking someone) or firing a weapon at someone from a vehicle is considered aggravated assault in Georgia.

What is the penalty for aggravated assault in GA?

If you’re convicted of an aggravated assault in Georgia, the maximum punishment is 20 years. However, if you’re convicted of an aggravated assault with an intent to rape a person under 14 years old, then the maximum punishment is 50 years.

And the maximum fine for aggravated assault in Georgia is $200,000.

Should I get a felony assault lawyer?

Absolutely. Our law firm offers a free consultation. Contact an experienced Atlanta criminal defense attorney who can give you legal advice for assault charges specific to your case.


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