Defending Your Rights In Aggravated Assault Cases
Penalties for causing or attempting to cause death or serious bodily harm are very harsh. If you have been charged with an assault crime, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
At Richard H. Sindel, Inc., we have extensive experience in all types of state and federal assault crimes, including first-degree assault, second-degree assault and third-degree assault. We have successfully represented numerous people accused of assault, sexual assault and attempted murder. When you retain our firm to represent you, we will fight for your rights and freedom.
Defending Against Assault Charges In Missouri
In Missouri, the crime of “aggravated assault” does not exist in the formal sense. Instead, Missouri law divides assault into three categories: first-degree assault, second-degree assault and third-degree assault. There are enhanced penalties when the victim of the crime suffers serious injuries, assault with a deadly weapon is used in the commission of a crime or certain other conditions apply.
While the law defines these three crimes with some specificity, the facts surrounding the event will determine whether the accused is subject to enhanced penalties or is indeed found guilty of the crime. In some cases, a defense strategy based on a self-defense motive could prove effective. Therefore, it is important to obtain representation from an experienced lawyer.
Consult With Respected Lawyers About Your Case
At Richard H. Sindel, Inc., we are a team of criminal defense attorneys that aggressively defends the rights and freedom of people accused of felony crimes. We have the experience and trial advocacy skills needed to demonstrate to prosecutors, judges and juries that a particular crime did not meet the definition of the crime or does not warrant enhanced penalties.
In your case, we will provide tenacious defense representation, seeking the best possible outcome for you. For a consultation with a St. Louis lawyer, email Richard H. Sindel, Inc. We have earned a reputation for our strength in trial. Let us apply our talents to your assault defense case today.