Many of our clients are surprised to find themselves charged with assault, or alarmed to learn of the serious consequences they face. You need to know your rights if you have been arrested or investigated for assault or domestic violence. You need an attorney who can leverage your rights to protect your freedom and your future.
Assault does not necessarily involve physical contact or injury. It may be slapping, punching or kicking, but it can also apply to shoving someone, restraining them, breaking or throwing things, verbally abusive tirades, menacing gestures or threats of violence. We make sure that your side of the story is told, and explore defenses and mitigating factors such as self-defense, provocation or the victim’s intoxication.
You Don’t Want An Assault Conviction On Your Record
Assault charges may or may not result in jail time. You may be ordered by the court to attend anger management or substance abuse treatment. You may be kicked out of your own home and prevented from seeing your own children. You may be prohibited from possessing firearms. The conviction may scare off potential employers.
Protect Your Rights
Even if you think the incident was minor, a judge may not see it that way. Even if the victim won’t press charges, the prosecutor may. Don’t take any chances with assault or domestic violence charges.