The Penalties for Assault on a Female
Assault on a Female is a Class A1 Misdemeanor. It is punishable by a statutory maximum of 150 days in jail. If convicted, you can receive a sentence of imprisonment even if you have never been convicted of anything. In addition, those convicted of assault on a female can also be fined, required to take classes and undergo psychological evaluations.
However, just because you have been charged does not mean you are guilty of anything. You have rights. In order to convict, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are (1) at least 18 years old, (2) a male, and that you (3) committed an assault (4) on a female. In addition, you may be able to suppress illegally obtained evidence or negotiate with the District Attorney’s Office based on your good character and accomplishments. You may be able to negotiate an alternative disposition under some circumstances. It is important that you immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
What is Required for Your Defense
Criminal Defense requires extensive knowledge of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, the Rules of Evidence, and Criminal Procedure. It also requires familiarity with the other parties involved including the judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers. How you deal with these laws and these people will likely determine whether you will be convicted and (if convicted) the nature and extent of your punishment.
The Next Step
The outcome of your case may have a tremendous impact on your life. I would encourage you to be proactive and continue to gather information. We have been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers for consecutive years, and we have an Avvo Rating of 10 out of a maximum of 10 based upon our reputation, experience and conduct. We are available now to provide you additional information.