How To Get Assault Charges Dropped
Can You Really Get Assault Charged Dropped?
Charged with assault? Don’t give up and automatically plead guilty!
If you hire the right Colorado Springs criminal lawyer, there are many options available to get assault charges dropped. Our criminal attorneys have years of experience fighting literally thousands of cases for our clients and have learned from this experience how to get assault charges dropped.
A conviction for an assault charge – felony or misdemeanor – will be devastating to you and to your family. You can lose your job, lose your spouse, have your housing choices severely limited. You do NOT want an assault charge on your record. That’s why it is IMPORTANT that you work with a criminal attorney who can get assault charges dropped if at all possible.
So, What Exactly Is Assault In Colorado?
In Colorado, assault is defined as an illegal act of one person recklessly causing an injury or physical damage to another. Depending upon the severity of the crime, there are three degrees of assault as defined in Colorado;
- First Degree Assault, Felony
- Second Degree Assault, Felony
- Third Degree Assault, Misdemeanor
Assault can take vary by method – virtually any type of physical harm is considered including
- Throwing an object
- Throwing Acid on someone
- Shoving or pushing
- Many more!
Assault charges are not rare. In fact assault is one of the most common violent crimes reported in the state of Colorado.
If you are facing assault charges in Colorado, there are several steps that an experienced and aggressive lawyer can take to fight the charges. Here are a few suggestions:
Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney
A top criminal defense attorney can help you understand the charges against you, explain the potential consequences of a conviction, and develop a defense strategy. Your criminal attorney fights for you, and Jeremy Loew or Matt Roche will explore every way possible to get assault charges dropped.
If your assault charge is Military-related, Matt Roche specializes in Military Defense!
Your attorney can help you gather evidence to support your defense. This may include witness statements, video footage, and medical records. Most likely, there are types of evidence to help your case that you didn’t realize exist. Yet another reason to hire the best criminal attorney to defend you!
Challenge The Evidence
Your attorney can also challenge the prosecution’s evidence. For example, they may argue that the evidence was obtained illegally or that it does not prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The great news here is that we have many options when it comes to challenging evidence.
Negotiate A Plea Bargain
In some cases, it may be in your best interest to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecution. This can result in reduced charges or a lighter sentence for a non-assault charge.
Go To Trial
If a plea bargain is not an option, your case may go to trial. Your attorney can present evidence and argue your case to the jury. Jeremy Loew is not afraid to go to trial to defend you in a court of law. In fact, Mr. Loew has defended many clients at trial – successfully.
It’s important to remember that every case is unique, and there may be other steps you can take to get assault charges dropped in Colorado. Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney is the best way to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive a fair outcome.
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