Providing Criminal Defense Representation in St Louis Assault Case
Assault charges can encompass several factors and occur in deviating degrees. Just like other felonies, assault charges can follow you for the rest of your life. Once you face these charges, you will always hold the stigma of a violent, harmful person and unable to control their anger.
If you or a loved one is under arrest on assault charges, a St. Louis criminal defense attorney offers your best option to minimize your penalty or avoid conviction.
In Missouri, Assault can be a felony or a misdemeanor. It depends on multiple factors such as the amount of physical injury, the type of victim, and the defendant’s mental state. The following are the classifications of assault:
- Assault in the 1st Degree
- Assault in the 2nd Degree
- Assault in the 3rd Degree
- Assault in the 4th Degree
What Constitutes Assault in Missouri?
According to the statutes of Missouri R.SMo. 565.050, "Assault can constitute in the first degree if a person attempts to kill knowingly or cause serious physical injury to another person."
Assault can involve more than just fighting; charges can be in many different ways, such as shooting at someone, stabbing someone, punching someone, kicking someone, slapping someone, and many more.
Often the primary defense to assault charges is self-defense.
These changes mean that someone other than Defendant was the initial aggressor. In the State of Missouri, you have the right to stand your ground.
Let Our Experienced St. Louis Attorneys Help You
Our law firm goal is to provide transparency and confidence to focus on your case. You can rely on our criminal defense team to provide comprehensive counsel through every step of your case in St. Louis, MO.
If you were recently charged with assault or questioned on assault charges, please contact us immediately. We can explain the possible defense available to you and explain what we can do to keep you out of jail. We fight aggressively to protect your liberty. Call us today for a free consultation.
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