Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault can include Assault With a Deadly Weapon and Assault With Intent to Rape, Maim or Murder and other offenses. Whereas a fist fight would be considered a simple assault, assaults involving deadly force are considered far more serious and carry much more severe prison sentences. Aggravated assault is a serious form of assault, usually defined as an intentional attack using a weapon or some object that is likely to cause serious physical injury, such as a gun, knife, or blunt object. It is also defined as an attack that causes serious bodily injury or places another person in fear of serious bodily injury. Aggravated assault is usually considered a felony in the United States and is punishable by a prison sentence.  This crime is defined as an intentional act of violence that causes serious bodily harm to another person. It is considered a more serious offense than simple assault, which is typically a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine or jail time.

If convicted of assault charges, an individual may face more severe penalties than those associated with a misdemeanor offense, such as a hefty fine, jail time, or even a felony charge, depending on the severity of the offense.If convicted of the offense, the individual could face serious consequences, including a hefty fine, jail time, or even a felony conviction, depending on the gravity of the crime.

Violent crimes are taken very seriously and typically involve prison terms and high bail amounts — or even no bail amounts. The stakes are higher in violent crimes than most other types of charges. This is because violent crimes can cause physical and psychological harm to victims, and can have long-lasting impacts on their lives. As a result, the consequences for those convicted of violent crimes are often more severe than those for other types of offenses.


If you have been charged with aggravated assault, it is important to speak with a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. A qualified criminal defense attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and help you build a defense to combat the charges against you. Your attorney or assault attorney can also negotiate with the prosecution to have charges reduced or dismissed, or to secure a favorable plea agreement.  This is a common practice in the criminal justice system, as prosecutors are often willing to negotiate in order to avoid the time and expense of a trial. Negotiations can take many forms, from a plea bargain in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence or a lesser charge, to a plea negotiation in which the defendant and their legal counsel attempt to negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecutor.

One of the keys to a successful defense is lawyers intervening during a pre-trial investigation. Effective investigation can uncover prosecution missteps, identify exculpatory evidence and allow the use of tools such as DNA analysis and polygraph tests.

The prosecution has experienced investigators whose job is to build a case against you while providing you the services of an overburdened public defender to save your life. This is an incredibly difficult situation to be in, as the public defender is often overworked and underpaid, and may not have the time or resources to adequately defend you. The prosecution, on the other hand, has a team of lawyers and investigators working together to build a strong case against you. They have access to resources such as police officers, forensic evidence, and expert witnesses that can be used to support their case.

Defending against violent criminal charges requires a thorough pre-trial investigation that can add reasonable doubt to the prosecution’s case. Our lawyers or criminal defense lawyer and experts prepare every case for trial. We will not rush to plea your rights away.  We understand that the stakes are high and that you need a lawyer who will fight for your rights and interests. Our team of experienced lawyers will work tirelessly to build a strong defense for you. We will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case, review all evidence, and speak to any witnesses that may have relevant information. Our team will work diligently to uncover any and all details that may be beneficial to your case.

Mounting a winning defense requires the best lawyers and experts, not just a single attorney. Prosecutors generally do not pursue cases they do not feel they cannot prove in trial. This is why it is critical to dig even deeper than the prosecution and inject the reasonable doubt that will let you win in the courtroom if necessary.  It is essential to build a strong defense strategy that will stand up to the prosecution’s case. In order to do this, you must be prepared to challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution.

At LibertyBell Law Group, we have a team of criminal attorneys with experience in defending you against violent crime offenses. You can also check federal criminal attorneys .


Call us now at 855-LAW-PRO1 (855-529-7761) for a free consultation with one of our criminal attorneys or sex crimes lawyers . We stand ready to defend you both inside and outside the courtroom. Early intervention is the key to our mutual success.

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Gina Tennen


At A Glance

  • Expert legal strategist.
  • Experienced in both prosecution and defense.
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  • Received the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award
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Executive Managing Attorney Gina Tennen is a renowned leading advocate of personal liberties. Her meticulous trial preparation and exceptional ability to pursue every possible defense has earned her the admiration of clients and respect from prosecutors, judges, and other criminal attorneys all over the nation.

Lawyer Tennen began her career as a Senior Law Clerk for one of the toughest District Attorney’s offices in the country where she gained remarkable experience in juvenile crimes, elder abuse, parole hearings, child abuse, sex and other serious crimes. Her experience at the District Attorney’s Office armed her knowledge and case strategy in exploiting the other side’s weaknesses for the client’s advantage and building a rock solid defense. Criminal attorney Tennen’s experience on both sides and brilliant maneuvering throughout is evidenced in her winning track record. In fact, even before earning her law degree, she was instrumental in getting excellent results on several criminal cases outshining her peers.

A consummate strategist and top criminal attorney, lawyer Tennen works tirelessly on many high profile criminal cases. She is known as a relentless fighter who never gives up on any case. Whether the case is hers or handled by another criminal defense attorney from LibertyBell Law Group, no matter how small the case may seem she asserts that every client deserves the right to the best legal representation.

It is her deep belief and what she has built her entire career and lifelong dedication to that there is always hope for every client and every avenue should be pursued regardless of the time and energy it takes. For criminal attorney, Gina Tennen, devoting the finest criminal defense for clients is a habit and talent that you must apply and do all the time.

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