In Missouri Criminal Assault is classified into three degrees. Each type of assault is different, not only in what must be proved but also in what the penalty is if you don’t have an experienced attorney on your side. I offer defense for all types of criminal assault. I have the experience and knowledge to provide aggressive defense to these charges to keep my clients from serving jail time, paying fines, and keeping the charges off your record.
No matter what level of assault or domestic assault charges you may be facing, this is a very serious situation. You should never face criminal assult charges of any kind without a lawyer. Allowing an assault conviction to go on your record can hinder your ability to get a job, an apartment, and places a very negative stigma on your criminal record. With an experienced criminal defense attorney, often times you will be able to avoid an assault conviction and keep your record clean.
If you are being charged with assault in a Municipal Court, often times I am able to negotiate with the Prosecuting Attorney to have the charge amended, so that you will not have an assault conviction on your record. I also have experience defending people with more serious assault charges in State Court. Sometimes these cases can be handled outside of court through negotiations with prosecutors. Other times the best option is to go to trial.
I fully investigate each case that I defend. If you retain me for your assault defense in St. Louis, rest assured you will be getting the highest quality of criminal defense that is available. I will personally work with you, the prosecutors, and judges to develop as many options as possible. If and when the best option is to go to trial, I will personally interview any potential witnesses, and will work with you to develop the best trial strategy for your unique situation.