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Georgia Uber Driver Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Two Customers

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a city just east of downtown Atlanta, an Uber driver has been arrested for the stabbings of two different customers. 

According to reports, the victims were taken to a local hospital and the when the vehicle was found later on, Uber driver, Shaunisha Brown, was arrested. 

As an Atlanta Criminal Attorney, I will focus today's post on the crime of aggravated assault in Georgia. 

Aggravated Assault in Georgia

I always explain the law behind assault in Georgia when taking a closer look at aggravated assault. Georgia Law defines assault as:

When a person attempts to commit a violent injury to the person of another or commits an act which places another in reasonable apprehension of immediately receiving a violent injury. O.C.G.A. §16-5-20. 

The Georgia Code defines aggravated assault in Georgia as:

When a person 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. O.C.G.A. § 16-5-21

Aggravated assault is classified as a felony. An aggravated assault conviction can include the penalty of a prison sentence of one to twenty years. 

Practice Note

There are plenty of Georgia Criminal Defenses that may come in handy against a wrongful accusation of aggravated assault. Many times, people are not guilty of the offenses that they are arrested for, and a skilled aggravated assault in GeorgiaAtlanta Criminal Lawyer can help mitigate those charges or get them dropped.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for committing a crime in Georgia, contact our offices today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He exclusively handles DUI Cases. As a former DUI Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. You only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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