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I was facing some serious DUI charges. It could have resulted in some significant jail time! I contacted Erin who agreed to handle my case at a very reasonable fee. She was engaging and easy to talk to. She answered all my questions thoroughly and with clarity. She has an in-depth knowledge of her field combined with a good working relationship with the court system. I am happy to say that thanks to Erin I got the best possible results at my court appearances. 

Donald

I hired attorney Field for my son who is in prison and had an additional felony warrant served. She was outstanding. She called me right back and explained everything to me. Her fee was extremely reasonable. She contacted my son and went to see him. She explained every bit of the process as we were going through it. She truly was an advocate for my son. We are both very pleased with the final outcome. I highly recommend the services of Attorney Erin Field.

Lucy

Attorney Field is amazing. She is extremely intelligent, dedicated, respectful, genuine and honest. Her knowledge about the criminal justice process and system itself is impeccable. She was upfront and realistic when speaking with me about what to expect and I was never left in the dark throughout the entire case. Attorney Field is extremely reliable, easy to get in touch with and prompt when showing up to court. I highly recommend her. 

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Enfield Assault Lawyer

Assault is a very serious charge that can result in substantial jail time depending on the circumstances.

In many cases, an assault charge is the result of a fight where the alleged victim is either the one who called the police, or got the worst of it, regardless of who actually started it.

But when you are facing a serious criminal charge in Enfield CT, you need an experienced defense attorney to argue on your behalf, and work to get the charged reduced or dismissed.

And you need to act quickly, before you lose your chance to file motions in court on your behalf. Call today for a legal consultation.

What is Assault in Enfield, CT?

Under Connecticut criminal law, the crime of Assault is charged at different levels based on the intent of the attack, the level of harm caused, who the victim was, and whether or not a weapon was used.

An assault charge is considered a 1st degree assault (most commonly assault with a deadly weapon)(CGS 53a-59), if it involves:

  • causing serious injury by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument, or
  • intending to seriously or permanently disfigure a person, or to destroy, amputate, or disfigure a persons body
  • recklessly engaging in behavior that could cause a person’s death, that results in serious physical injury to another person.
  • intent to cause serious physical injury with 2 or more other people participating
  • causing physical injury by use of a gun or firearm

Assault in the 2nd degree (CGS-53a-60) is defined as:

  • causing serious injury
  • intent to cause serious injury with a deadly weapon (other than a firearm)
  • recklessly causing serious injury with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument
  • intentionally administered a drug or controlled substance without that persons consent

Assault in the 3rd degree (CGS-53a-61) is defined as:

  • intentionally causing physical injury
  • recklessly causing serious physical injury
  • with criminal negligence, causing physical serious injury with a deadly weapon

Assault 2nd with a motor vehicle (CGS-53a-60) is similar to assault with a deadly or dangerous weapon. If you hit someone with your car, or threaten to run them over, you can face this charge. Assault with a vehicle offenses will include a license suspension if you are convicted. Assault 2nd with a motor vehicle also means that the driver has consumed alcohol prior to driving but n

The charge below gives a few examples of some possible penalties. Assessing your situation can get very complicated quickly if there are other charges or prior offenses.

Please contact me for a consultation to get a true understanding of what you are likely facing in your specific case.

Connecticut Assault Penalties

DEGREE PENALTY CLASSIFICATION
Assault, first degree
  • Up to 20 years in Prison
  • (5 years minimum)
  • Fines up to $15,000
Class B Felony
Assault, second degree
  • 1 to 5 years in prison
  • Up to a $5000 Fine
Up to $5,000
Assault in the Second Degree with a Firearm
  • 1 year in prison, mandatory minimum, up to 5 years
  • Up to a $5000 Fine
Class D Felony
Assault in the Second Degree with a Motor Vehicle
  • 1 to 5 years in prison
  • Up to a $5000 Fine
  • 1 Year License Suspension
Class D Felony
Assault in the Third Degree
  • Up to 1 year in prison
  • Up to a $2000 fine
Class A Misdemeanor

 

There are additional, enhanced penalties for:

  • Assault on a Pregnant Woman
  • Assault on a Blind Person
  • Assault on a Dept. of Correction employee, or prison official

These charges may result in a required or additional 1 year in prison, mandatory.

How to Beat an Enfield Assault Charge

There are many different ways to successfully win a criminal assault case in court. To get the charges reduced, I will often contest the intent of the accused, or challenge the degree of the injury.

To get a case dismissed, I will argue that the fight was mutual, or that the other person started it and it was self defense.

These cases can be complicated, and how I would actually proceed really depends on the facts of your case. Contact me now for a free consultation, and after reviewing the facts I’ll tell you exactly what I can do to help you.