When you have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault or aggravated battery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you could face very serious consequences. Erlinda Ocampo Johnson is an experienced Albuquerque criminal law attorney who has the skills and experience to build a strong, effective legal defense to help protect you from the consequences of a conviction.
Aggravated Assault versus Aggravated Battery
You can be charged with aggravated assault when there was a distinct threat against a victim to cause great bodily harm, and this threat causes the victim to be in fear for his or her safety.
Aggravated battery charges result from an actual attack that results in severe bodily harm to a victim.
Severe attacks and threats of attacks include:
- An attack with the intent to murder
- An attack with a deadly weapon
- An attack to commit robbery
- An attack to commit rape
Because such actions, whether threats or the actual act, can result in life-threatening injuries, the courts take accusations of aggravated assault and aggravated battery very seriously.
If convicted, possible penalties include:
- Time in prison
- Heavy fines
- Anger management programs
You will also have a damaging criminal record that will follow you around and could impact your ability to find housing or attain and/or maintain a job.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney of Albuquerque
When you are facing battery charges, it is vital that you find a criminal defense lawyer who has the experience and skill to fight fearlessly and aggressively on your behalf.
Ms. Johnson is an experienced criminal defense attorney who also has knowledge of state federal law from over a decade of serving in the State and Federal Prosecutor’s Offices. She not only understands the law, but her experience gives her insight into how a prosecutor builds a case so that she can anticipate the moves of the other side and deconstruct a case to look for weaknesses.
When you contact the Law Office of Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, LLC, you will have a fearless criminal defense attorney fighting for you who will build an aggressive, effective defense.