Assault Case Dismissed For Client of Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys

Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys got a third degree assault case dismissed in Hennepin County. The case involved a fight between two men after having been out drinking most of the evening. A fight broke out and her client was charged for assaulting the alleged victim. The client, however, was trying to break up the fight and did not instigate or start it. The alleged victim had a fracture to his jaw as a result of the fight. A fracture is “substantial bodily harm” under the statute and constitutes third degree assault. Ms. Stein was able to show that her client was also a victim in the case and not the aggressor. Through images, Ms. Stein was able to show that her client was also seriously injured. By pointing out many inconsistencies in different witnesses statements, Ms. Stein was able to convince the prosecutor that her client was a victim, not an aggressor.

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What is third degree assault?

Under Minnesota Statute 609.223, Third degree assault occurs when: whoever assaults another and inflicts substantial bodily harm may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both. Past pattern of child abuse. Whoever assaults a minor may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both, if the perpetrator has engaged in a past pattern of child abuse against the minor. As used in this subdivision, “child abuse” has the meaning given it in section 609.185, clause (5). victim under four. Whoever assaults a victim under the age of four, and causes bodily harm to the child’s head, eyes, or neck, or otherwise causes multiple bruises to the body, is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

If you have been charged with a crime as a result of an assault, contact Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys immediately. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has two criminal justice attorneys. A criminal justice attorney will be able to fight the charges against you. The criminal justice attorneys handle all types of criminal matters. Call 952-913-1421 for a free consultation. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys is located downtown Minneapolis, MN and offer payment plans in most cases. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys will take the charges seriously and are ready to take the case to trial if needed.

There are a number of defenses to these crimes and many ways to keep charges from going on your record. Do not go into court without an experienced criminal justice attorney. Do not go in and plead guilty without first seeking legal advice from a criminal justice attorney. There are many defenses to assault cases such as self-defense or and alternate perpetrator defense. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has great success when it comes to winning cases at trial and getting cases dismissed before the trial is held.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

Confidential informants may provide integral information to help build criminal investigations, but how reliable is that information when they are receiving payment for their services? To protect them, state law requires the identity of informants be kept confidential. For those facing criminal charges, however, this creates challenges in questioning the accuracy and validity of the information given at trial.
Stay calm and compose after getting accused of a crime but not charged in Minneapolis, MN. Do not discuss the facts of your case with anyone, including your relatives and family members. Hire a criminal defense attorney with a demonstrated record of winning cases like yours. Your attorney will discuss your rights, guide you on how to cooperate with law enforcement within the legal boundaries, and build a solid defense strategy to fight the charges you could face in the future.
Expungement and sealing of records in Minnesota affect how your criminal history appears to government agencies and the public. The main difference between the two legal actions is that expungement permanently removes past arrests, criminal charges, or convictions from private and public databases, while sealing hides the criminal record from the public. Courts, government entities, and law enforcement agencies can access sealed criminal records.