A judge in Louisville, Georgia has been arrested for Aggravated Assault. Judge Murray Bowman reportedly shot his gun during an argument with is wife.
In order for someone to be convicted of aggravated assault in Jacksonville, the prosecutor must prove that:
1. The defendant intentionally threatened, either by word or act, to do violence to the victim.
2. At the time, the defendant appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat.
3. The act of the defendant created in the mind of the victim a well-founded fear that the violence was about to take place.
The charge can be elevated to an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon if the state can prove that a weapon was used and that weapon can be used in a way likely to cause death or great bodily harm. If convicted of the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a defendant could be facing a 3 year minimum mandatory sentence. If you are charged with this crime, contact a Jacksonville criminal defense law firmtar to find out about your rights.