Anoka County Assault Attorney
Representing Defendants in Assault Cases in Anoka County
Assault charges in Minnesota can mean serious trouble for the accused. The degree of trouble can depend on the degree of the crime (first through fifth degree) and on other factors. If you are facing assault charges, it is very important to consult an experienced Anoka County criminal defense lawyer with a background defending
violent crimes. At Brevik Law, we have developed numerous strategies that have proven very successful for defending those we represent. Our ultimate goal is the best possible outcome for your case.
What are the penalties for my assault charges?
Assault encompasses the act of intentionally causing fear of bodily harm or death, or intentionally harming someone physically. Conviction of first degree felony assault, where great bodily harm has been inflicted, can bring a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $30,000 fine, or both. A second domestic assault against the same victim within 10 years is charged as fifth degree gross misdemeanor assault. It carries a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison, or a $3,000 fine, or both.
The seriousness of assault charges can depend in part on who was assaulted, how much harm was caused, whether or not a weapon was used, and the motivation behind it. For example, assault on a child under the age of 4 is charged as a third degree felony. Assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting substantial bodily harm can bring a prison sentence of up to 10 years. Assault motivated by bias based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, etc. can be punishable by 1 year in prison for a second offense. Your best defense against assault charges is quality legal representation by experienced Anoka County criminal defense lawyers.
Contact Brevik Law
The circumstances of your case determine the options available for your defense. Some possible defenses include providing an alibi, claiming self-defense or defense of another, or challenging the credibility of a witness. Contact our firm for knowledgeable and effective legal assistance. Our firm will be a tough advocate for your rights.