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.

Have You Been Accused of Domestic Violence?

Criminal charges involving domestic violence are very serious. If you are involved in a divorce or a child custody dispute, the consequence of a conviction on an assault charge against your spouse or child’s other parent could result in the loss of custody and visitation rights. One factor a judge must consider during custody determinations is whether either parent has a history of domestic violence.

If you have been accused, you need a strong defense from an experienced attorney, as these are complex and difficult cases, frequently involving unsubstantiated or inflammatory allegations and emotions can run hot. We understand the defenses to assault, like lack of intent or self-defense. Our lawyer has years of experience working with these types of complex cases. In addition, we also handle family law and divorce cases, which enhances our understanding of the law and the situations where criminal and family law overlap.

Call Today To Speak With An Attorney

Assault charges are serious. In cases involving allegations of domestic violence, you should act quickly. Call to schedule your appointment today.