Fairbanks Assault and battery Defense LAWYER
experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Serving AK & WA
Those accused of criminal assault and battery are facing charges that could change the rest of their lives. When someone is facing these criminal charges, they face fines, jail time, and the possibility of having their reputation in the community permanently damaged. I’ve grown up in Alaska and am ready to help the accused in my community gain a fair chance at contesting assault or battery charges. As a former prosecutor, I’ve seen the strategies that the other side uses and am prepared to build the strongest possible defense for your case. Learn more by checking out my case results.
WHAT ARE THE criminal ASSAULT CHARGES IN ALASKA?
In Alaska, assault charges are classified in 4 degrees depending upon severity. Assault in the first, second, and third degree are each charged as Class A, B, or C felonies respectively. Assault in the fourth degree is charged as a Class A misdemeanor.
Typically the State considers filing Assault charges when someone has been intentionally or recklessly injured or placed in fear of being injured. What type of assault will be filed will depend on whether the alleged conduct is reckless or intentional, the severity of the injury, if there is one, or whether or not a weapon was used.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR ASSAULT?
The penalties for an assault conviction often include:
- Fourth-Degree: Up to 1-year in jail & fines up to $10,000 (misdemeanor)
- Third-Degree: Up to 5-years in prison & fines up to $50,000 (felony)
- Second-Degree: Up to 10-years in prison & fines up to $100,000 (felony)
- First-Degree: Up to 20-years in prison & fines up to $250,000 (serious felony)
If convicted the court could also require the defendant pay restitution.
Call Spaulding Law Today for Help with Fairbanks Assault Charges
Assault charges are serious in Alaska. Those who are accused of assault face hefty fines, long prison sentences, and a damaged reputation in their community. I will provide the resources, time, and effort you require.
My time as a prosecutor taught me the arguments that the other sides uses and, as a result, I can create the best possible defense. With hundreds of cases under my belt and a decade of trial experience, I’m well-equipped to fight for your charges to get dropped, acquitted, or reduced. When your future is on the line, you want a professional watching your back.