Regardless of the reason for the incident, District Court takes assault charges very seriously and you should too. Assault charges can be filed against you even if there is no physical contact. If a person has a reasonable fear of imminent harm, that is enough for prosecutors to pursue criminal charges. A person charged with criminal assault may face anything from substantial fines to a lengthy jail sentence. With any type of assault charge, a conviction will lead to a criminal record, which can have a negative impact on many areas of a person’s life.
Even if you never laid a hand on another person, your future may be in jeopardy if you are charged with a crime. Offenders often
Lose their job
Have difficulty finding employment
Have difficulty finding housing
Become disqualified from receiving certain loans
Are prevented from participating in children’s activities
Whether you have been charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, domestic abuse or resisting arrest, you need legal counsel in your corner.
The attorneys at Hoffman Walker & Knauf understand how to assert and protect your rights. We can negotiate with the other side in an effort to limit the potential consequences of a criminal charge and tell your side of the story. You can rest assured that we will provide you with all of the information you need to make the decisions that are best for you.