Assault and related offenses are found in Chapter 565 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, titled “Offenses Against the Person.” You don’t need a criminal defense lawyer to tell you that charges of assault and offenses against the person are serious charges. But, you do need a criminal defense attorney for a felony assault if you are accused or being investigated. Once the government has made the decision to charge you, the system works to convict you; it is not enough that you did not do it.
Assault charges are, understandably, some of the most serious charges one can face. The state is very powerful. The focus and blame is on the accused, and emotions run high. There is also frequently a very public component to such a charge. Serious assaults often make the news, elicit public outcry, and tend to elicit a presumption of guilt rather than one of innocence. It takes a criminal defense attorney focused on your story and your defense to show a jury your innocence.
Your criminal defense lawyer with Sartorius Kirsch will respond to that call with the passionate, zealous advocacy with which they defend each and every one of their clients. We understand that there are two sides to every story, even when serious injuries result. Contact us for a free consultation.