Assault is a crime that involves the intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another, attempted infliction of bodily harm upon another, or the infliction of fear upon another of imminent bodily harm or death.  In other words, it’s the act of attacking or hitting another, or purposely making them afraid of bodily harm.

Even if you didn’t touch the other person, or the attempt was unsuccessful, you can still be charged with assault.  If you use a weapon during an assault, or if you cause substantial bodily harm, the charge can be more severe.  If charged with any assault related crime, it is crucial that you hire a Duluth assault attorney to aggressively defend you and protect your rights.  To learn how Poole Law Office PLLC can help you, contact us now.

In cases of domestic assault, the Judge will likely sign an order for protection that prohibits you from making contact with the alleged victim.  Violation of an order for protection is a crime, which is why it is important for you to understand your legal rights.  Any time you are accused of any of these crimes, you need a Duluth assault lawyer to honestly and competently defend you against the charges. Contact our Duluth criminal lawyer now.

Assault Penalties

If convicted of assault of any type, a defendant jailed between 90 days and 20 years, depending on the severity of the alleged offense. In Minnesota, there are six different levels of assault:

  • First-Degree Assault – Up to 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines
  • Second-Degree Assault – up to 7 years in prison and $14,000 in fines
  • Third-Degree Assault – Up to 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
  • Fourth-Degree Assault – Up to 1 year in prison and $3,000 in fines
  • Fifth-Degree Assault – Up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines
  • Domestic Assault – Up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines

Have a Duluth Assault Lawyer Defend You

If you are being investigated, it is very important that you do not become too overwhelmed by the actions of the authorities and give a statement without consulting with a Duluth assault lawyer. Instead, you need to invoke your rights to silent and to have an attorney present. You can do this simply by saying “I want my lawyer here first,” or something to that effect. In addition, you should not consent to a search of your car, your person, or your home without consulting with a Duluth assault attorney. Have your lawyer present to ensure your rights are protected. Rights violations include evidence being seized against you through unconstitutional means.

Contact a Duluth Assault Lawyer

If you have been charged with assault, you need to have a competent attorney by your side. At Poole Law Office PLLC, we can help you understand the charges against you and we can tell you what your rights are and how to protect those rights. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us by filling out our contact form or calling us at 218-461-0247 for your free consultation.

Poole Law Office PLLC also practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, DWI / DUI, Divorce, and Bankruptcy.

(The content on this page is for informational purposes only, shall not be used as legal advice, and is absolutely no substitute for contacting an attorney for help)