Violent crimes are some of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in criminal law. They also arise out of some of the most complicated situations. Unfortunately, many people who are arrested for assault or domestic violence end up with more than criminal consequences. They have marks on a criminal record that lead to obstacles in employment, housing and other personal matters.
My goal at The Jill K. Shipman-DeHardt Law Firm, P.C., is to provide the accused with strong defense and a route out of the criminal justice system. I understand that many personal conflicts can lead to complex violent crime charges — things that should not rob them of a bright future.
Personal Attention From A Seasoned Defense Attorney
When you contact my office, I will take the time to listen to your situation, provide experienced insight and assertively represent your interests through criminal proceedings.
Remember: One criminal case is not the end of the world. There are ways to protect yourself and mitigate the consequences of an arrest or criminal charge. Learn more about your options by arranging a consultation.
What Does My Charge Mean?
Violent crimes are categorized according to specific details in the physical (or nonphysical) altercation. For example, assault does not have to involve actual physical contact. If an individual simply feels threatened and has reason to believe you can and would physically harm him or her, you may end up with an assault charge.
The incident that led to your assault charge, therefore, may have simply involved a verbal argument. Charges may change from misdemeanor assault to aggravated assault as other details come into play. Was an individual physically harmed in the incident? Was a deadly weapon (gun, knife, car, etc.) involved? Was the assault against a police officer?
You need a lawyer who will thoroughly investigate the details surrounding your case. A cookie-cutter or impersonal approach may lead to overlooked details — things that could've had charges reduced or evidence suppressed in your best interest.
Contact my office in Lee's Summit, Missouri, to discuss your options. I am here to simplify the legal process, help you understand what will happen and make sure you get the best defense possible.