Defending You Against Aggravated Assault Charges
An aggravated assault accusation is serious, as it is the act of allegedly causing serious bodily harm to another person. However, there are many reasons why a person may be charged with aggravated assault, such as self-defense.
Other times, a person can be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and do something that they wouldn’t normally do. Tempers can run high, and physical altercations happen. The intention to cause the other person harm may be there, but there may be no intention to cause severe injury. Regardless of the reason, it is important to have a Minneapolis aggravated assault attorney defending you.
With a competent criminal defense attorney guiding you throughout the legal process, you can make informed decisions that influence the outcome of your case. Ms. Speas has over 25 years of experience helping defendants receive the best outcomes in their cases.
Understanding Assault Charges
There are three degrees of assault with each one determining the penalties if convicted. The degrees are:
- First-degree assault – Causing temporary bodily injury
- Second-degree assault – Use of a dangerous weapon
- Third-degree assault – Strangulation or other such actions that constitute assault
It is a felony to cause serious bodily injury, especially when there was a risk of death, permanent disfigurement or impairment. When alleged aggravated assault involves a deadly weapon, it is an automatic felony.
Fighting Aggravated Assault Penalties In Minnesota
The penalties for aggravated assault are serious. They include probation, fines, loss of the right to own a firearm and anger management classes. The exact penalty is determined by the events that occurred at the time of the offense, such as the use of a weapon or if the assault occurred during the commission of another crime.
Ms. Speas is highly experienced in defending clients in aggravated assault cases. As a knowledgeable and successful Minneapolis aggravated assault attorney who has helped many throughout St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the entire Twin Cities secure satisfactory outcomes in their cases, she is committed to each and every client.
Contact A Minneapolis Aggravated Assault Attorney
Being accused of aggravated assault is devastating because of the impact that a conviction can have on your future. To secure the best result in your case, you need an experienced defense attorney to help you through every step of your case and to defend your rights and future. To learn how the Speas Law Firm, P.A. can help you, call 612-333-6160 to schedule your initial consultation.