Driver pulled beside me and used some hand jesturesn and was yelling at me. This went on for a mile and then he sped up in the far right lane. Once I got to where I turn, he crossed two lanes a traffic to ge in front of me and started pointing to a parking lot. At that time, if he was going to the parking lot, I followed. While he remained in the car, I used "shock and Awe" but he would stop yelling so I hit him while he was in the car. People with cell phones caught the incident. I want to know if my best route would be to plead no contest and what could penaltys be?
A first degree misdemeanor in Ohio has a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a 1000 fine. You should consult a criminal defense lawyer. You have interesting facts. I would be happy to set up a consultation with you. (216) 209-3639
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As to your question, simple Assault (2903.13) is a misdemeanor of the first degree which carries up to 180days in jail and up to $1000 fine. With that in mind, I would highly recommend contacting an attorney to discuss your case and any potential defense you may advance. There is a lot at stake for you, plea Not Guilty and get an attorney. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have 216-696-4514.
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You need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. You should NOT "just plead no-contest" to the charges. This is a serious incident that could result in jail, fines and/or Probation. Do not do this yourself - hire a lawyer to help you. Good luck!
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