Will I go to jail if I take Xanax for anxiety, had 2 beers and assaulted someone? 23 Answers as of May 22, 2013

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Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
You may for the assault.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/27/2012
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
You certainly could if you are charged with assault.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/21/2012
Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
Whether you will spend time in jail will depend on your prior record and all of the facts surrounding this offense.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/21/2012
James M. Osak, P.C.
James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
No. But you can go to jail if you assault someone.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/21/2012
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
It depends on your criminal history and the extent of injuries. Hire a good defense attorney, he may be able to get the charge resolved with a lesser sentence or a viable defense to the crime.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 9/21/2012
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    Maybe, depends on the seriousness of the assault and prior criminal history.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
    You can face charges for the assault no matter what you may have been on. The sentence will be determined by the court taking into account the nature of the assault and the injury resulting.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Yes you could go to jail for assualting someone.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    You will go to Disneyland.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
    Your question requires an attorney consultation. It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated. With that being said, if you assault someone, you have committed a crime with potential jail time. Whether the Xanax in combination with the 2 beers is a mitigating circumstance is questionable. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal law attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your situation. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
    You certainly could. It will depend on many factors such as what previous crimes you may have committed, the seriousness of the assault and the position of the victim of the assault.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Attorney at Law | Michael P. Vollandt
    Rx? No. Assault is another issue. If you put the sock on someone you may be in trouble for battery. Do not speak with law enforcement until you have an attorney present.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    It is possible that you could be sentenced to a jail term for the facts you cited.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Pingelton Law Firm | Dan Pingelton
    You won't go to jail for taking Xanax, provided you have a prescription for it. You won't go to jail for drinking two beers, provided you're over 21. But assaulting someone might be a problem for you. Talk to a lawyer. With counsel you have a very good chance of not going to jail even if you didn't have a prescription, aren't over 21 and really did assault someone (provided the injuries were not serious).
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Of course you will. You voluntary consumed Xanax, and then 2 beers, and I am sure that the Xanax bottle says do not consume with alcohol. You made yourself delusional. You do not then get to do whatever you want to do. I suggest that you know retain an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    You may. Xanax has warnings against alcohol consumption. You may argue you lacked the intent to assault due to your intoxication though.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Douglas M. Philpott, P.C. | Peter J. Philpott
    Yes, you can.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    If you are charged with felony assault because you caused an injury or used a weapon you could get a jail sentence if you are convicted. You should retain a good criminal lawyer to handle the case to get the best possible disposition in the matter. Most first offense assault cases where there is no serious injury will result in a misdemeanor conviction with 3 years probation.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Absolutely. Being on xanax or drunk is no defense. If it were, a lot of people would go rob a bank tomorrow, and get off simply because they're high.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    The assault will put you in jail not the Xanax.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    If you have a prescription for Xanax that should not be an issue, but the certainly assault is. If you do not have an Rx, the issue is compounded. Get an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    The O'Hanlon Law Firm, P.C. | Stephen O'Hanlon
    That would depend on the seriousness of the assault.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 9/20/2012
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