Assault and battery Defense ATTORNEY

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy has a history of successful defense against assault allegations

Assault is defined as the act of recklessly or knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another. Charges range from misdemeanors to high level felonies with all allegations likely to result in arrest. 

It is not illegal to "win" a fight - it is illegal to start a fight. 

Both misdemeanor and felony assault charges can result in high bonds, loss of jobs, and jail or prison. They are not eligible to be sealed under Ohio law, and a violent crime conviction on your record can make it difficult to get jobs and secure a place to live. 

Allegations of assault are normally based largely on testimony from one side of the story. It is crucial that you make your side known. Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy has both prosecuted and defended assault charges for more than a decade in and around central Ohio. Use his experience to make sure the courts get it right.




Please include your full name, the charge(s) you are facing, and the county in which you are due in court.

Assault cases open with a warrant.

Reduced Charges

After being involved in a fight resulting in serious injury to the other party, the police arrested an individual who was performing self-defense with a baseball bat. Upon further investigation and witness interviews, the prosecuting attorney offered a disorderly conduct with no fine or probation. Brandon's client was able to return to school and his record is now sealed.


I didn't start the fight - why am I being charged with assault?
One of the elements of assault that police and prosecutors must establish is the primary physical aggressor. Again, it is not illegal to "win" a fight - it is illegal to start a fight. If law enforcement incorrectly determines how a fight started, Self Defense is a complete defense to assault charged. A complete defense means charges are dismissed. 

Are there other defenses to assault charges?
Defense of Another is also a defense to assault. If you defend another person (who is not a primary physical aggressor) a Defendant can use any force in defending another that they could use to defend themselves. 

Will I be arrested if assault charges are filed?
Normally, yes. Assault is considered a crime of violence under Ohio Law, and typically leads to arrest and some amount of jail time before the case even opens. Contact Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy immediately to address the warrant and get the lowest possible bond. 

Assault charges in ohio

Felonious Assault (F2) - knowingly causing serious physical harm; causing/ attempting to cause harm with a deadly weapon; or engaging in sex with another person when you are HIV positive and they are unaware of or unable to comprehend your status. 

Aggravated Assault (F4) - causing serious physical harm, or causing/attempting to cause harm with a deadly weapon, in an extreme emotional state which has been provoked by the alleged victim. If the alleged victim is a police officer, it is filed as an F2. 

Aggravated Vehicular Assault (F3) - causing serious physical harm to another person while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

Vehicular Assault (M1) - causing serious physical harm to another person while recklessly operating a motor vehicle. 

Assault (M1) - causing or attempting to cause harm to another person or to an unborn child.

Negligent Assault (M3) - causing physical harm through the negligent use of a deadly weapon or firearm. 


Brandon Shroy has spent more than a decade defending and winning assault cases in Central Ohio.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


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