Assault is a serious and complicated charge. Depending on the specific circumstances, a conviction on an assault charge could result in up to 20 years in jail and up to $30,000 in fines. Even the least serious of the five levels of assault can result in 90 days in jail plus fines.
If you have been arrested for any type of assault, it is important to speak to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. I am Justin Schiks, an experienced Woodbury Assault Lawyer who has successfully defended clients against all types of assault charges, including those involving:
Although it is considered a violent crime, in Minnesota, assault can mean causing someone harm or just making another person fear that they are in danger of physical harm. Consequences are more serious if a weapon is used in the commission of an assault or if the alleged victim sustains “demonstrable bodily harm.” There are enhanced penalties related to everything from throwing bodily waste at a corrections officer to assaulting members of a neighborhood watch group.
I will review the specific charges against you and the facts of the case. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an assault, as defined by law, actually occurred and that you are the person who committed the assault. In addition, the police must have followed proper procedure throughout the case, from investigating the incident to reading you your rights during the arrest.
I have obtained positive results for clients at trial by showing that the prosecution could not prove elements of its case and by highlighting sloppy police work. I have also used my skills as a negotiator to persuade prosecutors to reduce or drop charges against my clients. I highlight the positive aspects of your life, showing that you are more than the charge against you.
If you need an experienced Woodbury Assault Lawyer and discuss your case, please call 952-945-7824.
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