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Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Criminal Defense Case Study #2


Grand Jury Representation – Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon




Our client was 19 years old and had a long standing history of drug and alcohol abuse. One of the police officers on scene charged our client with intentionally attempting to run him over with a car.

We investigated the facts early on, fully debriefed our client and his family, visited with the prosecuting attorney handling the government’s case, and then made a concise but thoroughly complete Grand Jury presentation. Our investigator interviewed witnesses who had observed first hand what took place at the scene. He also requested the police reports through the Open Records Act procedure. We had a series of photos of the client’s vehicle taken and properly presented them for the Grand Jurors' consideration. We then examined and researched the necessary criminal intent needed to sustain an aggravated assault conviction, and compared those standards to what we believed our client was actually capable of forming, based on the witnesses’ observations that day. In addition, we counseled with our client and his family that the best thing he could do for himself and his future was to confront his drug and alcohol problems, and become willing to ask for help in resolving them.

With our guidance, and his family’s support, our client voluntarily checked himself into one of the country’s finest treatment facilities after he made bond.


The Grand Jury declined to indict our client on the first degree felony charge of Aggravated Assault, Public Servant, Deadly Weapon. Instead they reduced the charge, reporting it out as misdemeanor reckless conduct.


Being able to use more than 14 years of experience successfully preparing Grand Jury presentations and obtaining Grand Jury No Bills and reductions, to help a kind, decent, but confused young man, avoid the stigma and potential future consequences of a serious felony charge.


Our client and his family. Please call our offices at 214-363-1828 or email us at for further information and contact numbers.


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