Arguments happen. A domestic dispute may lead to the police being called. A night out might lead to an altercation after people have had a few drinks.

At Tom Sutherland Law Office, we understand that the criminal charge you face is the result of complex circumstances. Our goal is to make sure you have every opportunity for a strong defense, ultimately keeping your criminal record clear and keeping you out of jail.

Attorney Tom Sutherland leads our firm with more than 18 years of experience in Wyoming criminal defense. His aggressive trial presence has helped our firm achieve notable verdicts and settlements in a wide range of criminal cases, including some involving violent crimes.

Make sure you have the best chance for reduced charges, a reduced sentence or case dismissal. Contact our office in Casper, Wyoming, to arrange a free consultation.

What Is The Difference Between Assault And Aggravated Assault?

While every violent crime arrest or accusation is serious, the potential consequences of a conviction vary according to very specific details of the case. Was a weapon involved? Was there just intent to cause bodily harm as opposed to actual bodily harm? This information will play a key role in what kind of charge is filed against you.

Assault involves an attempt to cause bodily harm or injury. Battery involves intentionally and knowingly causing bodily harm or injury. These charges are misdemeanors when they involve simple cuts and bruises, but if the bodily harm is more serious or involves the use of a deadly weapon, the charge may be considered a felony. This is called aggravated assault or aggravated battery.

How We Can Help

Investigations play a crucial role in what charge you face and what consequences may be on the table. Make sure you work with an experienced attorney who can find opportunities for reduced charges and sentences.

Reach our office online or by telephone at 307-224-4318. Arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer at our firm.