Gulfport Assault Charge
There are two sides to every story. If you are accused of assault or domestic violence, The Maggio Law Firm, PC, will make sure that the judge or jury hears your side. We will not let you be railroaded or unduly punished for an overcharged or exaggerated offense. We will vigorously protect your freedom, your civil rights and your future.
Gulfport criminal defense lawyer Stephen Maggio represents the accused in Harrison County, Jackson County and neighboring areas of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He handles misdemeanor and felony assault charges, as well as other violent crimes.
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Defense Attorney Stephen Maggio: Assault And Aggravated Assault
Clients are sometimes surprised to be charged with a serious criminal offense, especially when there was no serious harm. The legal definition of assault includes verbal threats, threatening gestures, thrown objects, a shove or a slap. We have defended clients on the full spectrum of assault charges:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault (weapon or serious bodily injury)
- Domestic abuse
- Sexual assault
- Manslaughter (assault resulting in death)
A conviction for simple assault will not typically involve jail time, but it goes on your record. The court also may impose fines, anger management counseling and other restrictions. Aggravated assault is a felony. In addition to jail or prison, you can lose your right to carry a firearm or own guns for hunting or home defense. The conviction will also be a significant bar to employment and other activities.
Exploring Your Defenses For Charges Of Assault
Attorney Maggio is a former public defender and municipal judge with 22 years of experience in the court system. He knows how to challenge the prosecution’s case to cast doubt on the charges and pave the way for dismissal or reduction. For example, simple assault charges might be dropped altogether or aggravated assault might be pleaded down to simple assault.
We explore affirmative defenses such as provocation or self-defense. We challenge conflicting statements of witnesses or sinister motives of the accuser. We examine whether police investigated fully or simply took the victim’s account as gospel.