Thursday, January 12, 2012

Minnesota Assault Charges (Explained)

Assault is a very serious charge that can result in substantial jail time and fines depending on the circumstances.In many cases, an Assault charge is the result of a fight where the alleged victim is either the one who called the police, or got the worst of it, regardless of who actually started it.
But when you are facing a serious criminal charge, you need an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney to argue on your behalf, and work to get the charged reduced or dismissed.
And you need to act quickly, before you lose your chance to file motions in court on your behalf.

What is Assault?

Under Minnesota criminal law, the crime of Assault is charged at different levels based on the intent of the attack, the level of harm caused, who the victim was, and whether or not a weapon was used.  One's criminal history also comes into play when considering the level of crime - from Misdemeanor to Felony - that is charged.

Due to the fact that such designations are so fact specific, it is important to speak with an attorney about your case to ensure that you're not being overcharged.

How to Beat a Minnesota Assault Charge

There are many different ways to successfully win a criminal assault case in court. To get the charges reduced, I will often contest the intent of the accused, or challenge the degree of the injury.  To get a case dismissed, I will argue that the fight was mutual, or that the other person started it and it was self defense. These cases can be complicated, and how I would actually proceed really depends on the facts of your case.

Your Next Step

As a former DA, I've been on both sides of these cases.  I know how hard they are to prove and what needs to be done to defend my client to ensure that their rights and freedoms are upheld.  Before you decide to go it alone, call The Rolloff Law Office and set up a FREE consultation, and after reviewing the facts I'll tell you exactly what I can do to help you.  Call today: (612) 234-1165.

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