Criminal Defense: Assault
Assault Defense Attorney
Defending People Facing Assualt Charges In Hawaii
We Can Provide You With an Aggressive and Dedicated Defense
Assault is a serious charge that can carry a number of life-altering consequences. Prosecutors, judges, and police officers take assault very seriously, and will do everything in their power to ensure a person who commits this offense is brought to justice and faces the consequences. If you are facing assault charges in the county of Maui or state of Hawaii, Maui criminal defense lawyer, Cary Virtue can provide you with the aggressive, committed defense you need. With over 22 years of trial experience, he has the experience necessary to provide you with the help that you need. Attorney Virtue will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected at all times, and that your charges are aggressively defended both in and out of court.
In Hawaii, all assaults are charged by the degree of injury or harm allegedly caused to another person. Assault First Degree, for example, is intentionally or knowingly causing serious bodily injury, and if convicted is a Class B felony carrying up to 10 years. Assault Second degree entails intentionally knowingly or recklesslessly causing substantial bodily harm. It’s a class C felony carrying up to 5 years. The Assault of Law Enforcement Office can be a felony (class C five years prison) or misdemeanor up to one year. But both charges carry MANDATORY minimum sentences in Hawaii state court of “not less than 30 days” if convicted.
If you are found guilty of assault, the consequences will follow you throughout the remainder of your lifetime. When the stakes are this high, the only way to protect your rights and freedom is to retain the services of a qualified Maui assault lawyer who has extensive experience and practice in this area of criminal law. At Cary Virtue Law, you can feel confident that you’ll receive the dedicated and aggressive service, attention, and defense you need to effectively fight your charges and significantly reduce your chances of a conviction.
Defending an assault charge can be complicated and should be done by a professional Hawaii criminal defense lawyer. We have extensive experience in defending these and other such criminal charges.