If you are facing charges of assault crime, it is important to know how serious these charges are, the consequences, and what to expect in the future for your case.
Assault charges in the State of Minnesota are divided by the severity of the crime and leveled in five different degrees.
1st degree: considered the most serious of the assault charges. It is an act that causes extreme bodily harm to the victim, including the risk of death.
2nd degree: assault charge when the use of a dangerous weapon was used.
3rd degree: assault which causes substantial bodily harm or assault against a minor that was abused continuously, or a pattern or abuse was identified.
4th degree: assault against a law enforcement officer or other certain professionals.
5th degree: either an act with the intent to cause fear or actual infliction of bodily harm.
Domestic Assault: assault against someone you’ve lived with or had a romantic relationship with.
The conviction and jail time may vary according to the level of the charges. For instance, first-degree assault charges are much more serious than fifth-degree assault charges.
At Arneson Law Office we defend against all types of assault charges including attempted assault charges.
- Simple assault.
- Aggravated assault.
- Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm.
- Sexual assault.
- Aggravated sexual assault.
- And more.
What to do?
If you are facing charges of domestic assault and violence, know that you need legal representation in order to understand the court steps, your rights, and all the consequences you can encounter.
Call your attorney: sit down with your attorney, answer all the questions, and ask everything you want to know. Your attorney will prepare the plan of action to defend you in court.
Ask for assistance: do you feel you have anger issues? Ask for help and request to participate in rehabilitation programs and anger management assistance.
Depending on the severity of your case, you may end up facing prison time. Wyatt Arneson is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor ready to assist you with legal advice and representation on your case.
Protecting your rights and having a fair trial is our goal. Depending on how the case is handled, the outcome can be different. Contact Arneson Law Office today or call our office at (612)-746-1188 to book a consultation. In case of emergency, call our 24-hour line for help at (612)-405-8010.