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What is Aggravated Assault?

3 years ago by Brian
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Assault is a violent crime in Minnesota, and the charges and penalties can vary widely depending on the specific allegations. No matter what, you want to present a strong defense and avoid a conviction whenever possible. Contact a Woodbury violent crime defense lawyer.

Assault, like robbery and many other criminal offenses, is considered a violent crime in the State of Minnesota. If you are charged with assault, your case goes to trial, and you are ultimately convicted, you could face very serious criminal penalties. Those penalties often include hefty monetary fines as well as significant amounts of jail time and/or probation. The penalties for an assault conviction will also typically depend upon the type of assault with which you have been charged.

There are several types of assault in Minnesota, including simple assault and aggravated assault. Of the two, an aggravated assault conviction will carry more serious penalties than a conviction for simple assault. If you are facing a criminal charge for assault in the State of Minnesota, it is essential that you have skilled and knowledgeable legal representation on your side.

The Woodbury violent crime lawyers at JS Defense, PA., will review the circumstances of your charge with you and help you determine your best line of defense. Please give us a call today to learn more about how we could assist you.

Defining Simple Assault in Minnesota

In the State of Minnesota, a simple assault charge can come about in one of the following circumstances:

  1. The accused individual intentionally inflicts some degree of bodily harm on another person.
  2. The accused individual attempts to inflict some degree of bodily harm on a person.
  3. The accused individual acts in some way that would cause a reasonable person to experience apprehension of imminent bodily harm.

Defining Aggravated Assault in Minnesota

In order for a person to be convicted on an aggravated assault charge, he or she must have intended to bring about some type of bodily harm by using a deadly weapon. A deadly weapon typically includes a motor vehicle, a firearm, or some other object that is capable of bringing about serious bodily harm, such as a baseball bat. In order to be convicted on an aggravated assault charge, the alleged victim must have ordinarily suffered a permanent or temporary injury.

In the case of aggravated assault, the potential penalties upon conviction typically depend upon a variety of factors. Those factors include the weapon that was used to commit the assault, the identity of the victim, and the nature and extent of the injury or injuries which the accused individual caused. Assault charges in the State of Minnesota usually become a felony when the accused causes the victim to suffer severe bodily harm, such as scarring, a concussion, or a broken bone.

Speak with a Knowledgeable Woodbury Violent Crimes Lawyer Today

The experienced legal team at JS Defense, PA., is ready to help defend you against your criminal aggravated assault charge. We can help you formulate a strong legal defense to your charge and represent you at any in-court proceedings. If you are convicted on your assault charge, we will do everything possible to lessen the penalties and other consequences.
For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Woodbury violent crimes attorney, please call us today at (651) 968-9652 or contact us online for more information.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney Justin M. Schiks who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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