A Minnesota assault conviction can drastically change your life. You could face up to twenty 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.

But don’t despair. There are many defenses a skilled criminal law attorney can use to have you acquitted, or reduce your sentence if conviction is unavoidable. Intent is a key element in the Minnesota assault statute is that of intent. 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.

The criminal law attorneys at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. are skilled litigators who will fight aggressively for your freedom. Don’t let a mistake ruin your life. To discuss your defense, contact a Minnesota criminal law attorney at Patton, Hoversten, & Berg, P.A. today. 

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