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6 Different Types of Assault Charges in Minnesota
6 Different Types of Assault Charges in Minnesota
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Getting charged with a crime is hard enough to figure out. There are a lot of complicated procedures that come with heading to trial or facing sentencing. To understand the process that is ahead, you first have to understand what you have been charged with.

 

But in a situation that involves an alleged assault, this can be particularly difficult. Why? Because Minnesota law breaks the act of assault down in to six different potential charges. To help you better


What Constitutes an Assault Charge in Minnesota?
What Constitutes an Assault Charge in Minnesota?
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Regardless of where you are, an assault charge is serious business. But here in Minnesota, you could be facing some of the harshest penalties in the country if you’re charged with assault.

 

We take assault so seriously that we have five different degrees of assault, each with their own conditions and penalties. If you or someone you love has been charged, you need to understand what the various degrees mean and how you could be impacted.

 

Assault in


Minnesota Assault Laws Explained
Minnesota Assault Laws Explained
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Assault is a broad and common charge in Minnesota. There are several types of assault including Fifth Degree Assault, Fourth Degree Assault, Third Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, First Degree Assault, Domestic Assault, and Aggravated Assault.
So what’s the difference?

 

Regardless of what assault level a person is charged with, the consequences can be life changing. Understanding the difference between assault crimes is critical. Reading about Minnesota’s different assault laws can be difficult and frustrating, especially when there are


Jury Acquits St. Paul Woman of Assault and Disorderly Conduct Charges
Jury Acquits St. Paul Woman of Assault and Disorderly Conduct Charges
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Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Christopher Keyser represented a St. Paul woman accused of assaulting a co-worker in October, 2014.  The City of St. Paul also charged the client with disorderly conduct for allegedly engaging in brawling or fighting. The case involved two female employees at a daycare center. The women agree that an altercation took place, but both claimed the other woman was the initial aggressor. There were eyewitnesses but they did not see the fight begin – only end.


Simple vs. Aggravated Assault in Minnesota
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As a continuation of our previous post “Assault 101: The Basics” we’d like to present a brief overview of the different kinds of assault.  We previously mentioned the six types of assault charges but did not mention the different areas that can be considered assault.

Assault is considered a crime of violence against another person. There are different types of assault and the penalties vary. In Minnesota, assaults causing temporary bodily injury or no injury are misdemeanors. Furthermore, physical contact


Simple vs. Aggravated Assault in Minnesota
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Category: Assault

As a continuation of our previous post “Assault 101: The Basics” we’d like to present a brief overview of the different kinds of assault.  We previously mentioned the six types of assault charges but did not mention the different areas that can be considered assault.

 

Assault is considered a crime of violence against another person. There are different types of assault and the penalties vary. In Minnesota, assaults causing temporary bodily injury or no injury are misdemeanors. Furthermore, physical


What Are Your Rights to Defend Yourself At Home
What Are Your Rights to Defend Yourself At Home
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An attack on your or your family in your home, or even just around town, can be a jarring experience.  In the moment, no one should have to think about the repercussions of defending themselves from such an attack.

 

There are laws in place designed to protect those who are protecting themselves, their families, and their property. They vary by state, situation, and your reaction. Find out what these laws are in our infographic below.

 

We also include


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HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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