According to reports out of Gwinnett County, a grocery store employee stabbed a co-worker while at work.
The employee was taken into custody. The victim's name along with other details of the incident have not been released. However, the victim has been undergoing surgery at a local hospital and is expected tot make a recovery.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline of the charges one of the possible crimes that the employee is facing.
Aggravated Assault in Georgia
Georgia Law defines aggravated assault in Georgia in O.C.G.A. §16-5-21 as:
A person commits the offense of aggravated assault when he or she assaults:
With intent to murder, to rape, or to rob;
With a deadly weapon or with any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in serious bodily injury;
With any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in strangulation; or
Without legal justification by discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle toward a person or persons.
In order to be convicted of aggravated assault in the state of Georgia, the State must demonstrate that the suspect is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. With regards to assault, there must be a demonstration of violence coupled with an apparent present ability to inflict an injury that causes a person to fear that they will receive an immediate violent injury.
Aggravated assault is classified as a felony offense in the state of Georgia. The penalty for an aggravated assault conviction is a prison term between one to twenty years.
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