Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree in Missouri

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A person commits the offense of Domestic Assault in the Fourth Degree if he or she

The person attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury, physical pain, or illness to such domestic person; or With criminal negligence the person causes physical injury to such domestic person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or The person purposely places such domestic person in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to such domestic person; or The person knowingly causes physical contact with such domestic victim knowing he or she will regard the contact as offensive; or The person knowingly attempts to cause or causes the isolation of such domestic victim by unreasonably and substantially restricting or limiting his or her access to other persons, telecommunication devices or transportation for the purpose of isolation.

The offense of Domestic Assault in the Fourth Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor, unless the person has previously been found guilty of the offense of assault of a domestic victim two or more times, in which case it is a Class E Felony. The offenses described in this subsection may be against the same domestic victim or against different domestic victims.

Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree is a very serious charge. You want to consult with a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible if you were recently charged with this offense. The attorneys at Miller & Hine are dedicated to provide the best possible defense to our clients, no matter what the charges against them may be. Your freedom and future are at stake. Call us today for a free consultation.