Aggravated Assault Charges Lawyer


If you or a loved one has been charged with an aggravated assault charge in Utah there are severe consequences if found guilty. Depending on the outcome of the trial, sentencing can carry hefty fines and up to 15 years in prison. This is why it is so important that you have the necessary criminal defense representation to keep your freedom and to ensure your individual rights are protected.

Utah Defense Attorneys Dennis Pawelek & Richard Gale represent clients who have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Our criminal defense lawyers will review the facts of the case and listen to witness testimonies in order to give clients a strong defense in the courtroom.  

What is Aggravated Assault?

Under Utah’s criminal code 76-5-103, one person is found guilty of committing aggravated assault if he/she uses a dangerous weapon or any other means of force which will produce death or serious bodily injury. Assault is specifically when one person either intentionally acts in a threatening, aggressive manner that instills fear in another or when one makes an attempt to seriously harm an individual. Assault is generally elevated to aggravated assault in cases where a weapon is involved, someone has been gravely injured or there was an intent to severely injure.

Penalties for Aggravated Assault in Utah

In the state of Utah, aggravated assault cases are typically charged as a 3rd degree felony, unless the aggravated assault is coupled with serious bodily injury, in which case the charge is automatically increased to a 2nd degree felony offense. Depending on the level of offense, here are the maximum penalties:

  • 2nd Degree Felony: 1-15 years in prison, $10,000 fine.
  • 3rd Degree Felony: 0-5 years in prison, $5,000 fine

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Aggravated Assault cases we defend:

• Strangulation
• Serious threats of violence
• Domestic violence
• Assault with a deadly weapon
• Assault against school employees
• Assault against an officer of the law

Dennis was my lawyer for many years. he kept it real with me and got me a great deal everytime. highly recomend this guy!

– Preston

Criminal Defense Against Aggravated Assault

If you or a loved one are looking for an experienced aggravated assault lawyer in Utah, Pawelek & Gale have successfully had cases dismissed completely and felonies reduced to misdemeanors. During your complimentary consultation, our criminal defense lawyers will meet with you to thoroughly review the circumstances that led to your arrest, and obtain the information necessary to begin an in-depth, independent investigation into your matter and start formulating an aggressive defense foundation on your behalf. Call 801-362-9996 today to speak with one of our top rated felony lawyers.