Nov 11/28/2022

Assault in the First Degree

2022-11-28T17:00:06+00:00November 28, 2022|Assault Charges|

Assault in the First Degree is a serious felony level charge. If someone is found guilty of Assault in the First Degree, they could face up to 30 years in prison and could be required to pay up to a $40,000 fine. An individual could also face a mandatory minimum [...]

Oct 10/05/2022

Assault in the 2nd Degree

2022-10-05T19:27:39+00:00October 5, 2022|Assault Charges|

Assault in the Second Degree is a serious felony level charge. If someone is found guilty of Assault in the Second Degree, they could face up to ten years in prison and could be required to pay up to a $20,000 fine. There are two ways someone can be found [...]

Sep 09/28/2022

Assault in the 3rd Degree

2022-09-28T15:26:40+00:00September 28, 2022|Assault Charges|

Assault in the Third Degree is a serious felony level charge. If someone is found guilty of Assault in the Third Degree, they could face up to five years in prison and could be required to pay up to a $10,000 fine. There are three ways someone can be found [...]

Feb 02/15/2022

Assault in the 4th Degree

2022-08-26T14:16:33+00:00February 15, 2022|Assault Charges|

Assault in the Fourth Degree protects a special class of persons such as law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, correctional employees, vulnerable adult and others. Assault in the Fourth Degree can be a felony or a gross misdemeanor, depending on the identity of the victim. Common verbiage used in this statute [...]

Feb 02/08/2022

Assault in the 5th Degree

2022-08-26T14:16:33+00:00February 8, 2022|Assault Charges|

There are several different kinds of “assault” described in Minnesota’s criminal code. There are five “degrees” of assault organized based upon severity level. Assault in the First Degree has the highest penalty and Assault in the Fifth Degree has the lowest. ASSAULT IN THE FIFTH DEGREE To be found [...]

Apr 04/03/2020

Minnesota Sees Uptick in Domestic Assault Related Calls After “Stay at Home” Ordered

2022-08-26T14:16:38+00:00April 3, 2020|Assault Charges, Criminal Defense|

Fox 9:  During the First "Stay at Home" Weekend - Two-Thirds of Police Calls Were Domestic Assault Related Earlier this week, Fox 9 News reported that, according to Governor Walz, two-thirds of all police calls over the first weekend of the "stay at home" order were for domestic assault or domestic-violence related incidents.  Fox 9 [...]

Jan 01/11/2018

Aggravated Assault: The Basics

2022-08-26T14:16:43+00:00January 11, 2018|Assault Charges|

What is an Assault? The basic definition of an assault is that you either: (1) touched someone with the intent to cause them "bodily harm" (physical harm) or fear of  bodily harm; or (2)committed an act with the intent to cause fear of bodily harm.  Importantly, no actual contact between the actor and the [...]

Oct 10/04/2017