Assault Charges

If you have been accused of assault, aggravated assault or assault with a weapon, you need to take immediate action to ensure your rights are protected. We represent clients who face many types of weapons assault charges in Minnesota.

Sieben & Cotter, Attorneys
Criminal Defense

Assault Attorneys

Call 651-455-1555 today to schedule a comprehensive consultation at no charge to you. We will listen to your story carefully and help you determine the appropriate course of action.

Areas of experience

Weapons assault cases commonly involve handguns, rifles, pistols, shotguns and other deadly weapons. Our team of legal professionals can provide the criminal defense you need if you have been charged with any of the following:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Drive-by shootings
  • Battery
  • Domestic assault

Assault information

To view various Minnesota statutes and detailed information on felony and misdemeanor assault and related charges, select from the list below:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In Minnesota, an assault can be committed by hitting someone, or even attempting to hit someone, meaning physical contact or injury to the victim are not required. All that is required is a person’s intent to inflict injury, or cause fear of injury on the victim. With that being said, there are a number of factors that determine the severity level of the offense, ranging from 1st degree to 5th degree assault. Those factors are the level of the injury inflicted, who the victim is, whether a weapon was used, and your motivations for the assault.
Domestic assault involves the same or similar conduct as the other forms of assault under Minnesota law, but only differs from those offenses because it only applies to certain family or household members. These members include spouses, former spouses, parents and children, people related by blood, people who live together or have lived together, people who have dated, people who have children together, and pregnant women and the alleged fathers of their children. Usually domestic assault offenses carry higher severity levels, than the same or similar conduct not involving a family or household member.

Timing is imperative

If you face assault charges, the first thing you should do is contact an experienced attorney—before you talk to the police. A bad outcome could result in a lifetime of negative consequences, including the inability to secure a job, a loan or a house. You need to be sure you get criminal defense from the moment you are accused until your case is tried.

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Whether you face state or federal charges, my law office can help you navigate the legal system. We will listen to your story and provide a comprehensive consultation at no charge.

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If you face assault charges of any kind, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Call Sieben & Cotter at 651-455-1555 to arrange your free and comprehensive consultation, or send a request for more information.

The Sieben & Cotter Law office is located in South St. Paul, making it convenient to access attorneys in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the Twin Cities metro area. We also serve greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. We know that criminal defense concerns may require more immediate attention; you can reach an attorney 24/7 – contact Tom Sieben or Patrick Cotter.