Keller Law Offices 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.
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 Law Offices immediately. Keller Law Offices 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 Law Offices is located downtown Minneapolis, MN and offer payment plans in most cases. Keller Law Offices 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 Law Offices has great success when it comes to winning cases at trial and getting cases dismissed before the trial is held.