Representing Individuals Facing Criminal Assault Charges
If you are facing assault charges, you likely have many questions and concerns about what those charges mean and what types of penalties you may face. Assault charges in Ohio are tiered and, depending on the circumstances involved, range from simple misdemeanor assault to felony aggravated assault.
At Morello Law Offices, Attorney and Counselor at Law, we provide aggressive legal defense to individuals facing misdemeanor and felony assault charges. With more than 20 years of experience defending the rights of residents in Canton and throughout Stark and Carroll counties, we understand that assault cases are often complex and involve divergent accounts of the facts.
We are meticulous in our review and investigation of evidence and apply our legal knowledge and skills to discover and exploit holes in the prosecution’s case.
Strong Legal Defense Against All Assault Charges
Assault is a serious crime in Ohio and the specific type of assault charge you face depends largely on the individuals and circumstances involved in the alleged assault. For example, was a law enforcement official or child involved? Was this a domestic violence situation? Was a weapon involved? The following descriptions provide a basic definition of the four types of assault charges individuals in Ohio may face.
- Negligent assault — A third-degree misdemeanor, with fines of up to $500 and a jail sentence of up to 60 days
- Simple assault — A first-degree misdemeanor, carrying up to $1,000 in fines and 18 months to six years in prison
- Aggravated assault — A fourth-degree felony, punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and two to eight years in prison
- Felony assault — A second-degree felony, with fines of up to $20,000 and a prison sentence of two to eight years
Do Not Plead Guilty To Assault Or Battery Charges — Call Us Today
To learn more about how we can help you overcome your legal challenges and assault charges, call our law office at or toll free at (330) 235-1416. You can also contact us through our website to arrange an initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm.