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Can School Fights Lead to MN Assault Charges? Absolutely
Can School Fights Lead to MN Assault Charges? Absolutely
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Whether you went to a public school or a private school, you were probably witness to some roughhousing on the playground back in the day.

 

Well, incidents of fighting at school have not gone away. In fact, last year a handful of teenagers were actually arrested as fights broke out in schools across the state.

 

What are fights like these days?

 

The staff at Southwest High School in Minneapolis know the threat of school fighting and


How Definitions of Bodily Injury Impact Minnesota Assault Charges
How Definitions of Bodily Injury Impact Minnesota Assault Charges
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If you are charged with assault in Minnesota, it’s helpful to understand how bodily harm is defined in various degrees. Below, we’re going to break down the law and penalties for you, then let you know how to fight back against your charges.

 

Understanding Bodily Harm in Minnesota Assault Laws

 

The Minnesota Statutes break assault into five different degrees, which define different levels of bodily harm, among other things.

 

Assault in the Fifth Degree

Minnesota Statute 609.224


Battling Assault Charges in Minnesota: The Strategies Lawyers Use
Battling Assault Charges in Minnesota: The Strategies Lawyers Use
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Most people think of assault as physically hurting someone, but in Minnesota, that is only one way to commit the offense – you can also be charged for acting in a way that makes someone afraid that you’re about to hurt them. Of course, those are two very different things. How does Minnesota law account for this? By creating multiple degrees of assault.

 

There are actually five different degrees of assault in our state, each with unique


Is There a Difference between Assault and Battery in Minnesota?
Is There a Difference between Assault and Battery in Minnesota?
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Many states have distinct charges for both assault and battery. The definitions vary from state to state, but generally speaking one charge involves the threat of violence (usually, but not always, assault), and one charge involves actual physical violence occurring (usually, but not always, battery).

 

In Minnesota, there is no such clear distinction between these two acts. If you threaten someone, it’s assault. If you physically harm them, that’s also assault.

 

However, there are quite a few


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


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

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