How Do You Get An Aggravated Assault With A Firearm Charge Reduced To A Misdemeanor In Okaloosa County?

An experienced criminal defense attorney in Okaloosa County should be able to immediately tell you that the most prevalent charge that could be negotiated down from an Aggravated Assault with a Firearm offense would be the misdemeanor: Improper Exhibition of a Firearm.

This would be considered a much better result that simply dropping the “with a Firearm” from Aggravated Assault, because Aggravated Assault (with any weapon), no matter how it is charged, it is still a felony, only without the 3 year minimum mandatory prison term.

While the charge “Simple Assault” is a possibility too, it is substantially less likely to obtain since it is only a second degree misdemeanor and a prosecutor would have a hard time justifying that type of reduction.

The one charge that best mirrors Aggravated Assault with a Firearm factually, but also insulates the client from prison and a felony conviction is Improper Exhibition of a Firearm and it is generally considered a good result if the case is contentious or difficult.

If you or a family member has been arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, or elsewhere in Okaloosa County, call me at (850) 362-6655 for a free consultation.