Assault

Assault is one of the most common criminal charges filed in our region. As noted by the Cornell Legal Information Institute, the specific definition of assault varies by jurisdiction. In Minnesota, there are actually five different...
Broadly defined, an assault is an intentional and wrongful act that causes physical harm to another person. In Minnesota, there are five different categories of assault charges – ranging from a relatively minor misdemeanor to...
In Minnesota, 36.7% of citizens own firearms and the State of Minnesota is debating adoption of “Stand Your Ground” legislation so that individuals can use these weapons to protect themselves from violent crimes. If passed,...
Drug violence and alcohol violence are on the rise in Minnesota. The presence of drugs or alcohol can place men, women, and children at risk of experiencing an assault. It is estimated that alcohol plays...
Young men can be branded as sex offenders based on a single accusation or the doubtful recounting of inebriated witnesses. There are several variables involved in drunk sexual assault. This is true whether you are...
Domestic Assault cases are often emotionally charged and aggressively prosecuted.  A little planning at the beginning of the case typically goes a long ways.  While all cases are different here are 5 quick tips to...
MAPLETON MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AFTER THREATENING SON An alleged threat by a father against his son resulted in the father, Brian Benson of Mapleton, being charged with assault. Benson is reported as being charged...
The latest case to go to the Supreme Court is Lafler v. Cooper, an assault case where the prosecution offered 51 months if Mr. Cooper plead guilty.  His lawyer, looked at the facts and told...

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