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