Shocking reports out of Cobb County when a house party full of teenagers at an apartment ended with four gunshot wounds to four different teenage guests.
There were about thirty people inside of one apartment unit when shots were fired.
Police are still searching for suspects and any answers. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline one of the offenses that will probably result from the incident - aggravated assault.
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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