Put an Advocate on Your Side when Facing Assault Charges
Criminal charges can arise in many circumstances where you may not have intended to become involved. With assault charges, a minor disagreement with an individual in a bar or nightclub could escalate into something that could lead to criminal charges, prosecution, fines, and jail time. Assault charges can result from varied circumstances, such as a fight with a stranger in a bar or in allegations of domestic violence with a partner or spouse.
Every criminal charge brings with it two risks. The potential for a conviction on the immediate charge, which is always significant. But there is a secondary risk many people fail to recognize. That is the risk that a prior conviction, of any kind, may be used in a later prosecution as a means of enhancing the penalties you face.
Legislatures are fond of habitual offender laws and other means of piling on the punishment for violent crimes. At the Law Office of Lori Crystal, LLC, our attorney is very aware of both these risks and we work aggressively to create a strong criminal defense for your case in Douglas County.