Columbus Assault Defense Lawyer

How does Ohio law define assault?

An assault charge involves the threat of physical harm to a person or actual physical harm to a person. If charged with assault, you may face serious and potentially life-altering criminal charges. Due to the serious and sensitive nature of the alleged offense, we strongly advise you to seek immediate legal counsel. We have 45+ years of experience and an exceptional track record of success. You can be confident in our ability to secure a favorable case outcome. Whether your charges are related to felonious assault, aggravated assault, vehicular assault, negligent assault, or hazing, we will defend your rights and protect your future.

How serious is an assault charge?

In Ohio, an assault offense can range from felonious assault, a felony of the 2nd degree, to aggravated assault, a felony of the 4th degree, or simple assault, a misdemeanor of the 1st degree. A felony of the 2nd degree carries a prison sentence of up to 8 years; a felony of the 4th degree carries a prison sentence of 18 months; a misdemeanor of the 1st degree carries a sentence of 6 months. Remember that convictions are public record. Web searching for your name will likely show your assault conviction. Your record will be available to potential employers, lending institutions and anyone that wants to know..with no expiration date.

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You don’t have to face these serious charges alone.

The law office of defense lawyer Terry Sherman has represented countless individuals in aggravated assault and assault & battery cases involving serious injuries. 

  • Bar / Street Fights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Workplace Violence
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Accusations of police assault
  • Accusations of assaulting medical personnel


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  • 45+ Years Of Experience – Thousands of cases.
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