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Sometimes I’m asked, in the personal injury context, why can’t we get our recovery sooner, it seems to be an open and shut case. Well, you have to remember that the insurance companies are not in the business of giving you full value. And so, sometimes you have to convince them or threaten to litigate with them in order to get full value for your case. So a lot of times if you take the first offer, that first offer is not their best offer. And so it makes sense to hire a lawyer who will fight the insurance company and get the best value for you or take the case to trial if need be. With more than thirty years of experience, we know how to get result for our clients. Give us a call.

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If you have been in a car accident, you should get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. The reason being is that you are going to deal with the other person’s insurance company and the insurance company has an interest in giving you as little as possible. You should have a lawyer who understands how to gather your medical records and how to make the proper arguments for you to get the full recovery. You also need a lawyer who is not afraid to file a lawsuit and litigate the case if need be. We have over 30 years of experience practicing law, representing people in criminal cases as well as personal injury cases. Feel free to give us a call if you have been in an accident.

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When someone’s looking for a lawyer to represent them in a criminal case, they often ask, “Well, have you represented other people in these sort of cases?” And the answer is yes. I represented people in federal and state court, drug crimes, homicides, assaults, allegations of domestic violence, and abuse. So I’ve handled pretty much every sort of criminal case over my 30 years of practice as a criminal defense lawyer. And so the answer is usually yes, I’ve handled a case like yours. With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to get results for our clients. Give us a call.

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When you hire me you get someone who’s hands-on and you will have access to me. I will be the person who goes to court. I’ll be the person who answers calendar calls, as well as goes to motion hearings and handles your trial. I will explain to you every facet of proceedings. I will let you know what I think is the right course of action. So you get someone who has more than 30 years experience handling state and federal crimes, and everybody doesn’t have that. I’ve been practicing federal court since along since 1993. That is a mix that I’ve developed over the years and that’s the experience you’ll get from hiring me.

With more than 30 years of experience, we know how to get results for our clients. Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer R. Gary Spencer provides clients with the personal attention and skilled counsel they deserve from their attorney.

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In early April of 2017, two people were injured in an overnight shooting in northwest Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Wadley Street. One victim was shot multiple times and another victim was shot in the leg. The first victim was rushed to the hospital in criminal condition. The second victim was taken to the same hospital and was listed in stable condition at the time of the report.

Atlanta police are looking for three individuals who allegedly left the scene in a white vehicle after the shooting. Police did not release any further details such as the criminal charges they are facing, if arrested.

Also in early April of 2017, a 39-year-old man allegedly stabbed two people before allegedly killing a woman, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The stabbing happened in the 1100 block of West Peachtree. The victims knew their alleged assailant and identified him to police. He was arrested after running a red light. He has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. It is not known if the man will go to trial for either alleged criminal act.

What is Aggravated Assault in Atlanta?

Assault is defined as the attempt to commit a violent injury to a victim or place a victim in fear of an immediate violent injury. An assault becomes aggravated, an increased charge, when the attempt to commit a violent injury occurs:

  • With the intent to rape, murder, or rob the victim
  • When the accused uses a deadly weapon or any type of device or instrument to cause serious bodily injury
  • When the accused fires a gun at a victim or group of victims while in a motor vehicle

The Punishment in Atlanta for Aggravated Assault is Prison Time

An aggravated assault conviction can mean prison time, but the amount of time behind bars depends on the age and occupation of the victim. If the victim is under 65 years old and not a police officer, the perpetrator can receive one to 20 years in prison. If the victim is 65 years old or older, the prison time can be three to 20 years. If the victim is a police officer, it can be five to 20 years in prison.

Atlanta Aggravated Assault Defenses

The actual defense a person’s attorney uses depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. Some common aggravated assault defenses include:

  • Self-defense
  • Necessity
  • The alleged victim’s allegations are false
  • Defense of others
  • Lack of intent to harm the victim
  • No sufficient evidence the assault occurred

Contact R. Gary Spencer, P.C. to Fight Your Aggravated Assault Charge

You need a lawyer who will fight the charges against you while working to get them dismissed or reduced. You need an experienced and dedicated lawyer to guide you through your case. You need R. Gary Spencer, P.C. At R. Gary Spencer, P.C., we are dedicated to providing you with a strong defense and guiding you through every phase of your charge. Contact us immediately.