Minnesota Violent Crime Defense Lawyers
A conviction for assault or other violent crimes in Minnesota can result in surprisingly harsh consequences. Besides the fines and possible jail time, as well as the ruined reputation in the community, is a possible lifetime ban on possession of a firearm. This coupled with a felony conviction can end not only a hunting hobby, but also make it very difficult to get employment in the future.
If you are a hunter or firearms enthusiast and are charged with even simple misdemeanor domestic assault, you have a serious problem. That problem is a ban on possessing firearms or ammunition and that’s just the start of your firearm restrictions. At the Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office, we solve problems.
We have more than 40 combined years of experience as prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers, which includes the thousands of criminal law cases we have handled. Our Mankato assault charge attorneys understand how these cases are handled, so we can help you get the best results possible in your charge defense.
Common Assault Scenarios
We have handled hundreds of Minnesota assault charge cases. Although every case is a little different, there are a few scenarios in which these situations commonly arise:
- Alcohol-Related Assault: Most people are aware and self-controlled enough when sober to avoid physical confrontations. Most of us, however, become much more courageous and much less aware after consuming too much alcohol or other drugs. This is why charges frequently arise in bars and parties, and alcohol is involved in most assault crimes.
- College Students: We help students — and their parents — who have been charged. Common scenarios for college assault crimes include fifth degree misdemeanor assault, domestic assault, fights at house parties, sporting events, date rape and other related sexual assault charges.
- Domestic Assault: Family law and criminal law converge on domestic violence charges. Husbands and wives frequently get into arguments that escalate into physical violence, especially when alcohol or drugs are involved. Minnesota handles domestic violence claims very seriously and you will absolutely want to know your rights and your options if you or a loved one are charged with domestic assault.
Intelligent Criminal Defense
There are plenty of Minnesota criminal defense attorneys out there who talk a mean game. They play up the “tough guy” image. But the reality is that they are putting on a show for the client. They know that in Minnesota criminal defense attorneys are expected to look tough, so they try to do this. This is done more for the client’s sake then in an effort to actually get a good result. With more than 40 combined years of experience in criminal law, including thousands of criminal cases handled as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, we know what works is getting a plan to defend the case early on, not talking tough. We are intelligent at trial planning and strategy, savvy negotiators and skillful advocates in the courtroom and if you are charged with a crime we will work tirelessly to defend you.
We can be extremely aggressive if we have to, and we have taken that route enough times, but our number one objective is solving problems for our clients.
Minnesota Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys | (507) 625-5000
If you are facing assault crime charges, you can talk with one of our experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyers, in an initial consultation, to learn about your rights and obligations. For many people accused of assault in Minnesota — especially those who are facing criminal charges for the first time — just talking with one of our attorneys and learning about the criminal justice process can be a great way to calm anxiety and make smart decisions going forward. Call our Mankato criminal defense law firm office or e-mail us to schedule your initial consultation.