Assault is an English word derived from assut, which means to harm someone. Assault is a crime. Assault can be defined as a situation in which the person threatens another person either with or without weapon causing a fear of life. 2 parties are involved in assault. One is accused and other is victim. Person who is threatens is called accused and go gets threatened is known as victim. Police are involved in assault cases. Charges of assault is laid on the degree of assault. Degree of assault is categorized into 3types, Simple, aggregated, and sexual. Punishments also vary based on the degree of assault.
In simple assault, a person threatens another person either without weapon causing a fear of life. He may be physically harming and the victim gets minor injuries. In this case the accused might be punished with fine or to some extent a few months of jail.
In aggravated assault person uses a weapon to threaten or injure the victim seriously that victim struggles to survive. In this case, the accused would be given a serious punishment, if he is proven guilty. In sexual assault, the person might be touching the victim or forcing the victim to have a physical contact with him. The seriousness of the case goes to raping and injuring the victim heavily. Domestic violence is also considered as an assault case. In assault cases first police would investigate the situation and produce the witness in court. It depends on assault lawyer, how he defends you.
Either you are accused or victim, you need to hire an assault lawyer to fight your case. He will help you in going through trials and will defend you. If you are proven guilty he can help you in getting your punishment decreased by his knowledge on law. In majority of the cases, if the case is not serious, he can negotiate with the prosecutor for pleas. He will also guide you the best way to answer the prosecutor, so that you may not commit any mistake during trails. The entire process may take time and involves a lot of money.
Assault lawyers will help you irrespective of the degree of the case. But it is important to consider the experience and knowledge of the lawyer.