Assault charges can ruin your reputation, career, and future. You could be charged with a felony, which limits your employment and housing opportunities as well as your ability to possess a firearm. If you have been accused of assault, you need a vigorous and aggressive defense from an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Williams Firm has been successful defending assault cases and can help you fight assault charges.
Assault occurs whenever a person commits a physical attack on another person. Cases can often times be fairly straight forward, however, in certain circumstances, cases can become very complex. Operating under the assumption that what has occurred is within the legal definition of Assault, one must act quickly to preserve evidence, confirm witness accounts and rally a defense.
Aggravated Assault is even more serious. However, some of the possible defenses could include the following:
- Self Defense
- The victim feared death, serious injury, or kidnapping
- Defense of oneself or others
- Defense of Property
Proving you were wrongfully accused takes the experience and skill of a criminal trial attorney . If the alleged victim is lying about the situation, for any reason, then the defendant can attack the credibility of the witness and may be acquitted. If you know that you have been falsely accused of assault, you need a good lawyer who is not afraid to confront the alleged victim and/or the investigating officers.
Another possible defense involves how evidence is attained by the authorities. If police obtain evidence through an illegal search, that evidence cannot be used in court. If law enforcement did not have a search warrant and did not obtain evidence under an exception to the search warrant requirement, that evidence cannot be used to find you guilty of assault. A knowledgeable lawyer can help defend you if any of the evidence against you was illegally obtained.
That potential jail time and life-damaging impacts make it very important to have a good criminal defense lawyer when accused of assault. The Williams Firm brings more than 25 years of criminal experience and a dedication to making sure that all of our clients receive a full defense of their rights. We’re focused on providing every client with compassion, integrity, and a high-quality defense. Our lawyers focus on getting to know every client individually and providing them with a specialized defense, tailored to their personal needs. Give The Williams Firm a call today, and we will start working on your defense right away.