i was wondering because my brother just got arrested for one of these offenses and its his first offense and i was wondering what his charges would be
Criminal Defense Attorney
There is no way to accurately answer these questions right now. Aggravated assault could be anything from a misdemeanor to a high end felony. Simple assault is typically a misdemeanor (gross misdemeanor). What he needs to do is sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney and talk over his options. TODAY
General Practice Lawyer
The county attorney will work up the charges from the police reports, but it is likely he will be charged with felony assault and misdemeanor assault. You can check the law at mt.gov for the sentencing range, but sentencing varies widely based on the facts. A first offense does not get you an automatic pass. If he hurt someone badly or is considered a danger to the community he may do time.
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