Violent crime charges are serious and can include, for example, assault, domestic abuse, or malicious punishment of a child. If you are accused of a violent crime, the attorneys Blethen Berens are here to help.
Assault is defined in Minnesota as either “an attempt or actual infliction of bodily harm upon another,” or “an act intended to cause fear of immediate bodily harm or death.” There are five levels of assault, and charges range in severity from misdemeanor to felony level charges. The degree of assault charges depend largely on the degree of violence or harm involved. Potential consequences of convictions may include fines, probation, jail time, employment restrictions, or even welfare and financial aid eligibility. False accusations may occur because of retaliation, false identification, and other reasons. Knowing what to say to authorities is crucial if accused.
Blethen Berens’s criminal defense attorneys are highly skilled at defending a wide range of assault charges as well as other violent crime charges. Our attorneys work closely with their clients to investigate the facts in a case and work toward the best possible outcome.
If you have been accused of assault or a violent crime, call our criminal defense attorneys for a consultation to help navigate your next steps.