Assault / Domestic Violence

Minneapolis Assault & Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic violence accusations go much further than the criminal charge because it is about family. If there are minor children involved, it becomes a matter of whether you can have a relationship with your children if you are convicted of domestic violence. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to understand your rights by having a qualified Minneapolis domestic violence attorney representing you.

At the Speas Law Firm, P.A., Jennifer Speas will work hard to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Sometimes there is merit to such cases and sometimes it is due to a false accusation, self-defense, or the personal belief of the plaintiff that there was a threat.

Effective Defense Against Assault Charges

  • First Degree Assault – Great bodily harm has been inflicted upon another or deadly force has been used against a peace officer of any type when on duty.
  • Second Degree Assault – When another is assaulted with a dangerous weapon that results in significant bodily harm.
  • Third Degree Assault – When one who commits assault inflicts substantial bodily harm to another, such as a child and has a pattern of assault against children.
  • Fourth Degree Assault – When a person assaults a peace officer, emergency room doctor, firefighter, natural resource employee, nurse, or another such individual. One is also guilty of Fourth Degree Assault in Minnesota if they engage in assault behavior that is driven by bias.
  • Fifth Degree Assault – When one commits assault in an attempt to cause bodily harm, death, or to cause fear in another.

Aggressive Domestic Violence Defense In Minnesota

Assault can happen in relationships, which can result in a domestic violence charge. Minnesota sees a lot of domestic violence cases every year, either because of legitimate acts or because someone within a household has been falsely accused. Regardless of why the charge exists, having a Minneapolis domestic violence attorney representing you and your interests can make a significant difference in your case.

Addressing Terroristic Threats In Domestic Cases

Even if violence is threatened, it is considered a terroristic threat and can result in a criminal charge. Perhaps you were simply arguing with someone and said “I am going to kill you!” without meaning it, this could be considered a terroristic threat and the prosecution will pursue it aggressively. Ms. Speas has decades of experience taking the facts and the law and making them work together toward a fair outcome. You don’t have to stand by and accept the charge when you don’t have to, especially with a powerful advocate ready to take on your case.

Contact A Minneapolis Domestic Violence Attorney

If you or someone close to you has been accused of domestic assault, you need a criminal defense attorney to help you. Not only to defend you, but to stand up for your rights while working hard to achieve the best outcome in the case. Even if the judge determines that there is merit to the charges against you, you don’t have to pay the maximum penalties. To learn more about how the Speas Law Firm, P.A. can help you, call 612-333-6160 to request a initial consultation.