A person who intentionally inflicts harm to another or who intentionally inflicts fear of imminent bodily harm upon another is guilty of Assault. Depending on the nature and/or the severity of the assault, a person convicted of such an offense may face penalties anywhere from 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine to 20 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. In addition to these penalties, there are countless collateral consequences of such a conviction. A person convicted of even a misdemeanor Domestic Assault may face life-long consequences as a result. Under current Federal legislation, any person who is convicted of even a misdemeanor level Domestic Assault may lose there right to use or possess firearms for the rest of their life. People involved in the health care industry as well as those involved in working with children in any capacity may find their livelihood taken from them through an occupational license revocation if they are convicted of even a low-level misdemeanor offense. If you are charged with such a crime, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced criminal attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you understand your rights and the potential consequences you face. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has represented hundreds of clients who have faced assault charges. When you are faced with potential life-long consequences, the earlier you are able to speak with a criminal attorney that has experience in representing clients charged with assault, the better off you will be. Knuesel Law Firm offers a 24-hour access number to provide you with the timely advice you need to deal with these types of charges.
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