Being charged with an aggravated assault is a very trying period in anybody’s life. An aggravated assault can range from a third degree aggravated assault up to a second degree aggravated assault. The difference between those are extremely significant. If you are charged with a second degree aggravated assault and you are convicted of it, you are looking at a mandatory period of state prison of between five and ten years and you must serve 85% of that sentence before you are eligible for parole, and that is subject to the No Early Release Act. It is important that you find an attorney who has the ability to defend against these charges and understands what it takes to be your advocate.