Assault charges are some of the most commonly tried crimes in our society. Regardless of how often it is committed though, it is still a serious criminal offense and defending your good name against these accusations will require the expertise of a top Minnesota criminal lawyer. Even if the accusations are true and you simply wish to plead guilty, a good legal representative can help you negotiate a plea that will minimize your punishment.
In Minnesota, there are six different types of assault, first through fifth degree assault and domestic assault. The most serious of these crimes is first degree assault, which is a felony charge. Fifth degree assault is only a misdemeanor, but defending yourself from the potential consequences of this offense will still require a top Minnesota criminal attorney. Domestic assault can be charged at a number of different levels depending on the severity.
There are a number of defenses available to a Minnesota criminal lawyer representing a client accused of assault. One of the best defenses involve showing that a dispute was mutual and that the victim was involved in the aggressive acts without being provoked. If you assaulted the other person out of self defense or in defense of another, the charges may be dropped or at least reduced. In some cases, the accusations of assault are completely fabricated as a means to punish the defendant for a personal vendetta. In these situations, you can be certain that your representative from Bradshaw and Bryant will not sit idly by while the false accuser slanders your name and threatens your freedom.
No matter what the specifics of your assault case, we can help. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a skilled Minnesota criminal attorney, please call our office and schedule an appointment.