Lashawnte Bright was charged with 3rd and 4th degree assault for punching the principal at the school she attended. The school was for troubled teenagers and Bright is being charged as a juvenile. Bright apparently pulled the Harrison Education Center’s principal to the ground and punched her in the face. The principal had approached Bright and told her that she was not allowed on the schools premises because she was suspended. The principal told her that she needed to leave when Bright attacked her. Staff members tried to separate Bright and she fled from the school. The attack was caught on the schools surveillance video. The principal had a concussion and head trauma from the attack and was unable to return to work. The principal also had visible bruising and marks from the attack.
In Minnesota 3rd degree assault is a felony and carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and $10,000 fine. 3rd degree assault is established when there is assault of someone under the age of 4, assault of a minor when there is history of abuse, and when there is an assault resulting in substantial bodily harm. 4th degree assault is established when the assault is against a police officer, school official, corrections officer, or emergency medical personal. 3rd degree assault is a gross misdemeanor and carries a penalty of up to 1 year in jail and/or $3000 fine. You can also be charged with 4th degree assault if the assault was a result of thee persons race, religion, disability, or sexual preference. Bright will need an experienced Hennepin County attorney to handle her case for her. Bright may need to argue that mitigating factors were involved or that she was of a diminished capacity at the time of the attack. An assault conviction will also go on your criminal record. There may be ways to keep the charges/conviction from going on your permanent criminal record. Contact Keller Law Offices to discuss your options. An assault conviction on your criminal record will make it difficult to obtain future employment and will effect your gun rights. A criminal record may also effect housing options.
Max Keller is a criminal defense lawyer in Hennepin County, Minnesota. A criminal defense lawyer will need to analyze the evidence and come up with a strategy on how to defend you.. Call 952-913-1421 today if you have been charged with a crime and if you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Max Keller has handled many cases in Minnesota and is an experienced Hennepin county defense lawyer. Keller Law Officers offers free consultations and offers payment plans in most cases. Max Keller is experienced in dealing with assault cases. The Hennepin county defense attorneys at Keller Law Offices are available 24/7 and will dedicate as much time that is needed to zealously defend you. Just this past year, the criminal defense lawyers at Keller Law Offices have had two third degree assault cases dismissed against their clients.