St. Louis criminal defense attorney W. Scott Rose has more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He limits his practice exclusively to criminal defense work in St. Louis, and is a distinguished assault defense attorney.
If you have been charged with assault in St. Louis, whether a state or municipal case, you require legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Whether the charge brought against you is due to misunderstanding or exaggeration or you were simply protecting yourself from the original aggressor, your attorney will make certain these facts are brought to the attention of courts and prosecutors. Often these cases can be resolved on acceptable terms, but if necessary, criminal defense attorney W. Scott Rose of Rose Legal Services in St. Louis is prepared to take your case to trail before a judge or jury and strongly advocate for your rights.
Assault Charges in St. Louis
In St. Louis, assault charges can be in the form of both misdemeanors and felonies, depending on the severity of the case. Both misdemeanor and felony assault charges can have a lasting impact on your livelihood, result in jail time and can affect some of your basic rights as a resident of the St. Louis area. The differentiators between misdemeanor and felony assault in St. Louis are in the details of the case itself:
- Menacing threats
- Throwing a punch (but not actually hitting the intended target)
- Brandishing a weapon
- Successfully causing bodily injury without the force of a deadly weapon
- Negligent injury by use of a deadly weapon
- Severe injury to another by use of a deadly weapon
- Use of alcohol or other mood-altering substances
- Whether medical treatment was obtained
It is important that you immediately hire an assault defense attorney
Defenses to Assault Charges in St. Louis
The law in St. Louis recognizes several defenses to the crime of assault, the most well-known being self-defense. As you discuss the facts of your case with our assault defense attorneys here at Rose Legal Services, it is vital to include all facts of the incident which may have given rise to your need to defend yourself. The assault defense attorneys at Rose Legal Services may argue on your behalf that the alleged victim was the actual aggressor and you were lawfully protecting yourself from bodily injury.
Another defense accepted in St. Louis, known as defense of others, may be applicable if you were protecting a third person from the threat or imposition of bodily injury.
"The State accused me of 3 felonies that someone else committed. I hired Scott, and he got the charges dismissed. B.E. Former Client
Call us Immediately to Speak with a St. Louis Assault Defense Attorney
If you've been charged with assault in St. Louis, you're probably concerned about your upcoming trial, possible conviction and future livelihood. In the days ahead, it’s absolutely critical that you consult with the criminal defense attorneys of Rose Legal Services who can help you navigate St. Louis' complex legal system and create a strong defense strategy on your behalf. Contact us today for immediate and effective legal representation for your assault case.