Minneapolis Assault Lawyer
The crime of assault is often a crime with only two witnesses – the alleged victim and the alleged perpetrator. It is seldom that simple. Two people can get into a fight after a bar closes with nobody to witness who threw the first punch. Two people can be playing a card game at home, get into a loud argument and end up being charged with assault after a neighbor calls complaining of the noise.
What happens if the victim is underage? Does a slap become a sexual assault?
When is it assault and when is it self-defense? How is it determined who is telling the truth and who is lying? These are some of the ambiguities that a skilled Minneapolis assault lawyer will deal with in the criminal defense of assault charges.
Kevin DeVore is a Minneapolis assault attorney and criminal defense lawyer. He is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist and a member of the Minnesota Society of Criminal Justice, which limits its membership to only 50 Minnesota criminal defense attorneys. In addition, since 2004 he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. Those who have been charged with assault would be well-advised to obtain legal counsel from an attorney as experienced and capable as Kevin DeVore.
Defending Assault Charges with Extenuating Circumstances
The consequences of an assault charge can increase significantly when there are extenuating circumstances. For example, was there a weapon involved in the assault? Was the alleged victim a vulnerable adult or impaired at the time of the alleged incident? Is the individual charged with assault on probation for a similar or unrelated offense? Each of these issues can escalate the potential jail time if there is a conviction – making a dismissal or acquittal all the more important.
As your Minneapolis assault attorney, Kevin DeVore can also provide skilled criminal defense of these other crimes which may be connected to a simple assault charge:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Domestic assault / domestic violence
- Drug possession
- Drunk or disorderly conduct
- Illegal possession of a weapon
- Parole violation
- Probation violation
- Resisting arrest
- Terroristic threats
- Vehicular assault
- Violation of a restraining order
Preparing for Trial | Willing to Negotiate
Good criminal defense often follows a multi-pronged approach. The approach is to prepare diligently as if the case will go to trial, while also being open to negotiation and at the same time being on the lookout for ways to get the case dismissed in its entirety.
An experienced Minneapolis assault attorney such as Kevin DeVore will often pursue all of these options at the same time. This provides more opportunities for a positive outcome. For example, an assault charge could be dropped if the alleged perpetrator agrees to anger management treatment. That could be an acceptable option for one person and an unacceptable option for someone else. In any case, the decision is always the client’s to make after listening to advice from the attorney.
Contact Minneapolis Assault Attorney Kevin DeVore
When you have been charged with assault or other violent crime, you need someone with experience and a track record of achieving results. Call or contact the law office of Kevin DeVore via email to obtain immediate help.