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Ohio Felonious Assault

Ohio Felonious Assault Lawyer

It is important to hire an experienced and qualified criminal defense attorney to help you come up with the best possible defense and to discuss the facts of your case. If you have been charged with Ohio felonious assault, contact Burke, Meis & Associates today at (614) 280-9122 for your free consultation.

Ohio Felonious Assault

Ohio has 3 Definitions for Felonious Assault:

1. Knowingly causing serious physical harm to another person or unborn child.

2. Knowingly attempting to cause serious physical harm to another person or unborn child with a deadly weapon.Ohio Felonious Assault

3. After an HIV diagnosis: having sex with a person who either is unaware of the HIV diagnosis, is under 18, or  lacks capacity to understand the diagnosis.

Ref: Ohio Revised Code Section 2903.11

Ohio Felonious Assault Defenses

Even if your case meets the basic elements of Ohio felonious assault.  You may argue self-defense:

This is an affirmative defense, which means you must prove the following:

  1. you were not at fault in creating the conflict;
  2. you had a bona fide belief you were in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm;
  3. your only means of escape was the use of force; and
  4. you did not violate a duty to retreat or avoid the danger.

Ref:  State v. Williford, 49 Ohio St. 3d 247 (1990)

Even if the government has enough to charge you, arguing self-defense may save you a conviction or jail-time.

Burke, Meis & Associates — Columbus, OH Felonious Assault Attorneys

If you have been charged with felonious assault, contact Burke, Meis & Associates to discuss your case. There are numerous defenses and mitigating factors your attorney can offer in your defense. The right defense attorney is critical to successfully guiding you to the best possible result in your case. Contact Attorney Adam Burke now for a free consultation at (614) 280-9122.

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