Potential Defense Strategies Against Assault Charges

Assault is the crime of threatening a person strongly enough that the individual fears for his or her immediate safety. It is often coupled with battery, which is the act of actually committing violence against another person. However, assault is a completely separate charge that is not always attached to battery. An assault charge is the result of words and threatening actions, not physical harm.

Still, assault charges are not easy to face and handle. However, the Milwaukee assault lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. have decades of experience defending people who have been accused of all types of violent and white-collar crimes. If you are being charged with assault, contact our knowledgeable defense attorneys at (414) 271-9595 to learn how we can help you through this difficult time.

Common Assault Defenses

Being charged with assault is not easy, but there are ways to combat the allegations. Because each person’s intentions in verbal exchanges are not always clear-cut and can lead to misunderstandings, the assault charges may be illegitimate. Some of the common defenses against assault charges include:

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Prevention of crime
  • Defense of property
  • Punishment for those under the care of the accused

Facing an assault charge is not easy, but having an experienced Milwaukee criminal lawyer on your side can make the entire ordeal much more manageable.

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If you have been charged with assault, the Milwaukee assault lawyer of Hart Powell, S.C. can help you defend yourself from the punishments that would come with an assault conviction. Contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney at (414) 271-9595 to learn more about how we can serve you.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : January 14, 2016