An assault arrest suggests that you have lashed out and caused someone great bodily harm. This crime of violence is, in most instances, treated as a felony offense. Fight back against any aggravated assault arrest by contacting our Minneapolis assault lawyers as soon as possible at (612) 339-3939.
DEGREES OF ASSAULT
Our firm can handle all instances of assault including:
- First Degree Assault - you may be accused of assault in the first degree if you have inflicted great bodily harm upon another or if deadly force has been used against a police officer when on duty
- Second Degree Assault - you may be accused of assault in the second degree if you have used a dangerous weapon that results in significant bodily harm.
- Third Degree Assault - you may be accused of assault in the third degree if you have inflicted substantial bodily harm to another, such as a child and have a pattern of assault against children.
- Fourth Degree Assault - you may be accused of assault in the fourth degree if you have assaulted a police officer, emergency room doctor, fire-fighter, natural resource employee, nurse, or another such individual.
- Fifth Degree Assault - you may be accused of assault in the fifth degree if you have attempted to cause bodily harm, death, or to cause fear in another.
- Domestic Assault - domestic assault is an act of violence against a family member or someone within the same household including lovers, ex-partners, husband, wife, child, mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc
INSTANCES OF ASSAULT
You could be arrested for assault if you have caused or threatened to cause violence to another person, regardless of the circumstances. There are a number of defense tactics to take when handling an assault accusation. Keep in mind that, although an assault arrest can be shameful and frightening, you are innocent until proven guilty.
Assault charges are usually considered felony offenses but fifth degree assault may be a gross misdemeanour. Regardless of what type of conviction you are facing, you may need to serve prison time, pay hefty fines and restitution to the victim, attend counselling or be granted probation.