The degree in which you are charged with assault is important because the penalties you face are significantly different depending on the degree. You may not have known the differences in first, second, and third degree assault before charges were brought against you, but you are definitely interested to know the differences now.
The elements of the crime of assault in the second degree (bodily injury with a deadly weapon) are:
If you were involved in an incident of assault where someone was injured but no lasting serious damage occurred, this would be a case of assault in the second degree. If charged, you could be looking at penalties of two to six years of jail time, as well as fines of at least $2,000. When you are facing such serious consequences, you need to have confidence in your attorney. With a sterling record, you can have confidence in Chris Ponce.
You shoved someone and it resulted in them breaking their wrist. Or you were lighting a fire and the flame got away from you, causing someone to suffer second or third degree burns. You may be facing a second degree assault charge.
The elements of the crime of assault in the second degree (intent to cause bodily injury; causing serious bodily injury) are:
If you can prove that you shoved the person in the heat of the moment or that an accident occured, penalties can be dropped or lessened. Having a sharp and determined attorney at your side is important when fighting assault charges. If you want to protect your future, call Chris Ponce.
Maybe you were in a provoked state and you spat in the direction of a police officer. You weren’t thinking clearly. You also did not think that it would lead to charges like assault in the second degree.
The elements of the crime of assault in the second degree (bodily fluids or hazardous material; emergency responders engaged in duties) are:
Subjecting an active duty emergency responder to bodily fluids or hazardous materials can be classified as assault, and you could be facing serious fines and jail times as a result. When you are facing life altering legal charges, you need Chris Ponce. With experience prosecuting, advising law enforcement, and more, he knows the system and knows how to protect you from it.
You took it too far. You were arguing and one thing led to another. You didn’t realize they couldn’t breathe. Now you’re looking at a second degree assault charge. What does this mean? It could potentially mean up to 6 years in jail and a minimum fine of $2,000.
The elements of the crime of assault in the second degree (restrict breathing) are:
With your future on the line, you need solid legal help ASAP. Chris Ponce has a diverse legal background. He knows the ins and outs of the system. He will fight for you and your rights.