Assault is a crime in which an individual physically harms, threatens, or intends to harm another person. There are several different types of assault charges, all of which can lead to serious consequences. If you are facing an assault charge in Minnesota, you need an experienced defense attorney on your side. Fortunately, we can help you.
Understanding Assault Charges
Depending on the situation, assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. In many cases, the type of assault charge will be based on the use of a weapon or the severity of physical harm. Aggravated assault charges usually occur when there is a gun or a knife used in the assault. You can also be charged with aggravated assault if you cause severe bodily harm to someone, such as death, dismemberment, or disability. Aggravated assault is typically a felony charge.
Even if there is no physical harm done, you can still be charged with aggravated assault, or a felony, if there is a weapon present at the scene. Many people misunderstand assault, and think it is only a physical crime. However, you can be charged with assault even if there is no bodily harm done.
The punishment for an assault charge can be very serious. Typical punishments include:
- Jail time;
- Community Service;
- Restraining Orders; and
Besides aggravated assault, there are many other possible assault charges. This includes domestic assault, sexual assault, and others. When an assault case involves children, the stakes can become even higher. No matter what the charges are, assault is a serious crime that requires a strong defense.
Assault Defense Lawyer
When you are charged with assault, your future can be very uncertain. With the right defense lawyer on your side, your charges can be reduced – or even dropped. This can help make sure any sentence or fine will be minimized, even if you are guilty. In cases where you have committed an act of assault, your defense lawyer will represent you in a way that helps you get the lightest charge, and penalty, possible.
If you have been falsely accused of assault, your defense attorney will need to be able to prove your case. Without a strong and experienced assault lawyer on your side, you may end up facing serious punishment for a crime you did not commit.
Always A Free Consultation
If you are facing any kind of assault charges in Minnesota, you need help. At the Brown Law Offices, P.A., we will provide the help you need to get through your case with the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a free assault defense consultation anywhere in the greater Minneapolis area. We don’t cast judgment on you, and we will help you get the best result -regardless of guilt or innocence. Call us today at 763-323-6555, or complete our free online consultation form.