Twin Cities Burglary Defense Lawyers Representing Clients Throughout Minnesota
Many people think that burglary means stealing. While you certainly can be charged with burglary if you break into a property and steal something, you can also be charged with burglary even if you do not steal anything. In fact, many burglary charges arise out of a situation where somebody allegedly assaults someone else in a residence. Other times, someone is intoxicated to the point that they do not realize they are somewhere they did not have permission to be, and can find themselves charged with a burglary when they were looking for somewhere to sleep or for shelter from the cold. If you are facing assault charges in Minnesota, you may feel frightened, persecuted and unjustly accused. You could spend years in jail if convicted because police and prosecutors believed the alleged victim’s version of events instead of yours.
At Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense, We Listen: Call 612-474-5420 Now
Our attorneys will listen to you. A lawyer is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us anytime at 612-474-5420. We know that there are two sides to every story. We will listen as you tell us what happened to you, and we will explain how we can help.
Our attorneys have achieved not guilty verdicts and dismissals for many clients facing assault, aggravated assault and domestic assault charges. We have also successfully negotiated to reduce the charges against clients who have been over-charged. We have also been able to get no contact orders lifted in many situations.
Defending Against Assault Charges
Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense’s violent crimes defense team will explore all possible defenses to the assault charge, including:
- Self-defense: You have the right to defend yourself if another person is pushing you, throwing punches or otherwise threatening you with physical harm. You do not have to wait until you are assaulted to reasonably defend yourself, so long as you can meet Minnesota’s self-defense requirements.
- Defense of another: Were you protecting another person when the alleged assault occurred?
- Lack of intent: The prosecution must show that you intended to harm someone or cause fear of immediate bodily harm. We may be able to show that no such harm was intended.
- Alibi and/or identity: Our private investigator may be able to find evidence that you were not at the scene, and that the police arrested the wrong person.
- Degree of bodily harm: We may seek additional medical exams to verify the actual degree of bodily harm caused by the alleged assault. An accurate assessment of harm can sometimes help minimize the charges our clients face.
Experienced Lawyers Who Get Results
Our knowledge of the law and our success at trial have won us the respect of our legal peers. Our compassion and respect for those we represent and the results we achieve for them have earned us the gratitude of our clients.
To put the strength of our experience to work for you, please call 612-474-5420 or contact us by email. We look forward to hearing from you and explaining how we can defend against an assault charge. Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense attorneys represent clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, throughout Minnesota and across the nation.