Zealous Defense For Assault Charges
Assault is a serious, violent crime often laden with emotion. Being convicted can affect many areas of your life and the freedoms you now possess. It is essential to seek immediate, aggressive legal help from a seasoned Minnesota criminal defense attorney who knows the court system and how it works. In Minnesota, it is not the alleged victim who presses criminal charges for assault, it is the state itself.
Personal Attention To Obtain Results
Our aggressive attorney at the Minneapolis Law Offices of Mitchell A. Robinson, P.A., is here to help during this uncertain time. He’ll work directly with you and explain details in easy-to-understand terms, so you comprehend each step of the process and know your rights. Whatever misdemeanor or felony you are charged with, you will receive diligent defense to ensure the most successful results possible.
Where Do You Fit In? The Types Of Assaults:
- Domestic assault — Occurs within the same household members and includes physical harm or causing the fear of harm or death upon another family or household member.
- Fifth degree — A misdemeanor charge with an attempt to cause fear or bodily harm on another.
- Fourth degree — Assault with a dangerous weapon resulting in significant bodily harm. Harsher penalties may be given if the victim is an authoritative figure or if the crime is race, religion, disability or sexual preference related.
- Third degree — Assault with substantial bodily harm to another, a child under 4 or a minor where there is a pattern of child abuse.
- Second degree — Assault with a deadly weapon, includes guns, bats, tools — any weapon considered dangerous.
- First degree — Minnesota’s most serious assault charge, defined as physically assaulting someone to the point of great bodily harm and/or putting a person at risk of death, or deadly force used against a police officer while on duty.
Please keep in mind every case is unique and the only way to know whether you have a claim is to speak with an attorney adept at Minnesota law.
Penalties Are Based On Severity Of Assault
Some simple assault charges result in a misdemeanor while other more serious assaults result in a felony. Your consequences depend on the severity of the crime, and we will work adamantly to prove the facts and possibly reduce your charges.
If Convicted, Your Penalties In Minnesota Could Be:
- First-degree assault — A felony charge with up to 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines
- Second-degree assault — A felony charge with up to seven years in prison and $14,000 in fines
- Third-degree assault — A felony assault with up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines
- Fourth-degree assault — A gross misdemeanor (a felony charge in some cases) with up to one year in prison and $3,000 in fines
- Fifth-degree assault — A misdemeanor charge with up to 90 days in jail and possible fines
Assault Charges? Free Consultation With Our Lawyer Who Can Explain Your Rights.
An assault conviction can affect you the rest of your life. Get options. Call criminal defense attorney Robinson for a free case evaluation at 612-360-2839 or contact us online today.