Assault: Too often, prosecutors only see the word “assault” and do not give consideration to the circumstances that can justify violence in the eyes of the law. Some common defense strategies against assault charges include:

Self Defense: you have the right to defend yourself if you are attacked. However, you do not have the right to use a lethal / dangerous weapon unless your attacker is also wielding such a weapon.

Defense of Another: Sometimes, assault charges are brought against parents who were only defending their children. But if you see someone being attacked – especially a family member – you have the right to step in.

Mutual Combatants: Was the other person fighting back? If so, then the alleged assault may be more properly labeled a fight. Depending on how the fight got started, this can help your case.

Violent/Person Crimes:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Bank Robberies
  • Domestic Assault
  • Domestic Battery
  • Homicide
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Solicitation of a Minor
  • Weapons Violations
Winning these cases requires aggressive legal representation. The use of these charges is growing because of a big federal push to get certain targeted groups off the street. Don’t let overzealous prosecutors violate your rights. It is important that you have an attorney who is fully capable of negotiating with prosecutors on your behalf. Without an experienced advocate, your chances of staying out of jail decrease dramatically.