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Assault Defense Lawyer Minneapolis

If you have been charged with a Minnesota assault crime, the level or degree of seriousness of the assault depends on the circumstances surrounding the alleged act. This is a charge that can arise out of a highly emotional situation, but it may or may not be actual assault. Sometimes a person can be charged for assault when they were in a situation where they had to defend themselves.

If you have been charged with assault, it is imperative to seek out the representation of F. T. Sessoms, a highly skilled Minneapolis & St. Paul criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and your future.

Fighting All Types Of Assault Charges

There are different degrees of assault and which is charged depends on how much harm was done to the other person and/or whether or not a weapon was involved. The following is a breakdown of assault charges in Minnesota:

  • First degree assault – The victim has sustained great bodily harm due to alleged deadly force or the victim was a peace officer on duty.
  • Second degree assault – A dangerous weapon was used in the alleged assault and great bodily harm resulted.
  • Third degree assault – The alleged victim has sustained substantial bodily harm or he or she was a child who has experienced a pattern abuse from the accused.
  • Fourth degree assault – An emergency room doctor, peace officer, firefighter, nurse, natural resource employee, or another person in a profession similar to these was the subject of the alleged assault.
  • Fifth degree assault – There is an attempt to cause death, bodily harm, or fear.
  • Domestic assault – The alleged victim was someone within the household, such as a romantic partner or spouse.

The charge will determine the penalty. For instance, first degree assault is much more serious than fifth degree assault, so it has the most serious consequences.

Aggressive Assault Defense

When you hire an experienced Minneapolis & St. Paul criminal defense attorney to represent you, you can expect an aggressive criminal defense. This means using strategies specific to your case that are designed to get results. It is very important to prove what really happened rather than what appears to have happened so that the best result can be secured in the case. If convicted, the penalties can range from $30,000 in fines and 20 years in prison for first degree assault to $3,000 in fines and 90 days in jail for fifth degree assault. Avoiding as many of the penalties as possible is always in the best interest of the client’s well-being and future.

Contact Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer F. T. Sessoms:

There are varying degrees of assault. But every Minnesota assault crime is a serious charge up to and including a felony which  can result in fines and prison time. If you have been accused of assault, you have the right to secure the representation of a highly experienced attorney who can protect your rights and your future.

To learn more about your rights and options, contact me, Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer F.T. Sessoms, at 612-344-1505 and request a consultation as I would be happy to discuss your case with you.