Antonio Gee was accused and arrested for breaking into a Mableton home in order to attack his ex-girlfriend, their children, and the woman's grandmother in December 2016.
Prosecutors reported that Gee attacked the grandmother first by punching and stabbing her in the face. Gee then stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times, and then he used a taser on her and both of the children.
He was arrested after a multi-hour SWAT operation and charged with sixteen different counts including:
- Burglary in Georgia
- Aggravated Stalking in Georgia
- Aggravated Battery in Georgia
- Aggravated Assault in Georgia
- False Imprisonment in Georgia
- And Cruelty to Children in Georgia
Gee was convicted on all sixteen counts last month and was sentenced to life in prison plus 192 years earlier today.
Metro Atlanta is unfortunately familiar with heinous crimes such as the story above. Yes, Gee was found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and was convicted by a jury of his peers, but there are situations in which people are wrongfully accused and arrested. As an Atlanta Criminal Lawyer, it's important for me to explain all aspects of criminal law in the state of Georgia, so that people understand what constitutes a criminal act.
In today's post, I will focus on the offense of aggravated assault in Georgia.
Aggravated Assault in Georgia
The Georgia Code defines aggravated assault in Georgia 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
- A person or persons 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 considered a felony offense in the state of Georgia. The penalty can include up to twenty years in prison.
As criminal defense attorneys, we understand the concept of "innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt." We can walk you through every detail of your case, so that you understand what options are available to you. There are plenty of Georgia Criminal Defenses that may apply to your case.
So if you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime in the Metro Atlanta area, contact an Atlanta Criminal Attorney today.