Assault Defense Lawyers Ready To Fight For Your Freedom
Arguments and displays of anger that degenerate into fights take many people by surprise. Many who have been convicted for assault never expected to run into trouble with the law.
Whether the charges are your first or repeat incidents, you owe it to yourself to give yourself the greatest chance of a favorable outcome.
The best outcome is dismissal of charges. This is always the starting point of a defense strategy for our clients at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A.
What If You Are Convicted?
A Minnesota assault conviction can drastically change your life. You could face up to 20 years in prison, fines of up to $30,000 and a permanent criminal record. You may be charged with a felony, a gross misdemeanor or a misdemeanor depending on the individual facts of your case, including whom you assaulted, whether the assault involved the use of a deadly weapon and the degree of harm caused.
As Long As You Will Fight For Your Future, There Is Hope
Our most fundamental piece of advice applies to every client in every defense case: don’t despair. There are many defenses a skilled criminal law attorney can draw from. If we represent you, we may seek to have you acquitted if the facts and the court allow this. Otherwise, we will seek to get your penalties reduced if conviction is unavoidable. Intent is a key element in the Minnesota assault statute. Was it really your intent to hurt someone in an altercation with you? The prosecutor must be able to prove that you intended to do harm to another in order for you to be found guilty of criminal assault.
One Mistake Should Not Define You
Don’t let a mistake ruin your life. The criminal law attorneys at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. are skilled litigators who will fight aggressively for your freedom. To discuss your defense, contact a Minnesota criminal law attorney at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. today.
To schedule an appointment with one of our Minnesota business law attorneys, please visit our Contact Us page, or call our law offices in Waseca at 507-835-5240, in Owatonna at 507-451-9000, in Faribault at 507-332-7425 or in Janesville at 507-234-5106. We can also be reached toll-free at 1-888-835-5244.