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Cincinnati Assault Attorney

The sooner you consult with one of the Ohio criminal defense lawyers with LHA, the better, as they will work diligently to achieve the most favorable outcome for your case. This could mean the difference between serving less jail or prison time to a complete dismissal of assault charges altogether.

Contact Cincinnati assault lawyer Brad Groene today at to find out how he can help you through this difficult situation.

What is assault?

Assault can happen in any kind of situation where another individual was hurt or threatened to be hurt, even if you did not intend for harm to occur. There may be a number of reasons that assault allegations are made, or perhaps it was a misunderstanding. Most people never envision themselves facing assault charges. Assault charges can be complicated and are often emotionally complex, difficult experiences, which is why it is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Regardless of what happened in your case, you are probably scared and overwhelmed by the assault charges that you are currently facing. You do not have go through this experience alone. Cincinnati assault attorney Brad Groene is here to provide his experience and legal counsel to help you deal with the assault charges that you are facing.

Assault is defined according to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2903.13) as either of the following:

  • Anyone who knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical harm or danger to another individual or to another individual’s unborn child;
  • Anyone who recklessly causes serious physical harm or danger to another individual or to another individual’s unborn child.

Aggravated assault is defined according to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2903.12) as anyone who either:

  • Under the influence of sudden passion or a fit of rage was provoked to knowingly cause serious physical harm or danger to another person or their unborn child.
  • Causes or attempts to cause physical harm or danger to another or their unborn child through the use of a deadly weapon after provoked while under the influence of sudden passion or fit of rage.

Assault Penalties in Ohio

Criminal Penalties Breakdown

  • Typically a first-degree misdemeanor with up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines
  • The offense was against law enforcement:
    A fourth-degree felony with up to 18 months in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
  • The victim is a teach or school administrator:
    A fifth-degree felony with at least six months in jail and up to $2,500 in fines

An assault conviction can result in serious penalties and consequences that will forever impact your life. You may face either a misdemeanor or felony charge, which both carry serious penalties. If convicted, you will likely face extensive incarceration, large fines and fees, and the charge permanently being on your criminal background. People are often quick to judge assault offenders, so you may also face a damaged reputation in your community.

If you are convicted of assault in Ohio, you will typically be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. This charge entails serving a maximum jail sentence of up to 6 months and paying fines up to $1,000.

If you are convicted of assault and you are a caretaker or functionally impaired, you will be charged with a third-degree felony. This charge entails serving a minimum of one year and up to a maximum of five years in prison, in addition to paying up to $10,000 in fines.

If you are convicted of assault and the facts of your case indicate that it occurred near local or state jails or prisons, the victim is an employee of the facility, and you are in custody at the facility, you will be charged with a fifth-degree felony. This charge entails serving a minimum of six months and up to a maximum of one year in prison in addition to paying fines up to $2,500.

If you are convicted of assault and the facts of your case indicate that the victim is a teacher or school administrator, you will be charged with a fifth-degree felony. This charge entails serving a minimum of six months and up to a maximum of one year in prison in addition to paying fines up to $2,500.

If you are convicted of assault and the facts of your case indicate that the offense was against law enforcement, you will be charged with a fourth-degree felony. This charge entails serving a minimum of six months and up to a maximum of 18 months in prison, in addition to paying fines up to $5,000.

If you are convicted of aggravated assault, you will typically be charged with a fourth-degree felony. This charge entails a minimum of six months and up to a maximum of 18 months in prison sentence.

If you are convicted of aggravated assault and the offense was against law enforcement, you will be charged with a third-degree felony. This entails a minimum of one year and up to a maximum of five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

Other Consequences of Assault

An assault conviction in Ohio involves harsh consequences in addition to extensive prison time and exorbitant fines and fees. Due to the serious nature of assault offenses, this charge could potentially be on your criminal background for the rest of your life.

An assault conviction will profoundly impact all other areas of your life in a negative way. You may face having a reputation in your community as a dangerous and disturbed criminal. You may also face difficulty keeping or finding a job, furthering your education, difficulty financially, obtaining loans, maintaining professional licensures and keeping custody of your children.

If you facing are assault charges, it is imperative that you immediately contact the Cincinnati assault attorneys at LHA today. An assault charge can be an overwhelming and anxiety-inducing experience, but you do not have to go through it alone. Although every case is different, it is crucial that you obtain an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate attorney as soon as possible who will fight vigorously for your legal rights and best interests. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the better your options will be regarding your sentence. Cincinnati assault attorney Brad Groene has successfully defended hundreds of individuals charged with assault. Their knowledge, experience, and compassion for your case will help you receive the justice you deserve.

Facing Cincinnati Assault Charges?

In Northern Kentucky and Ohio, Cincinnati assault attorney Brad Groene can walk you through your legal options and begin building a defense to reduce the penalties you face. Get the justice you deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at or email us at advice@cincinnaticriminalattorney.com. We are available 24/7.
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