Defense Against All Assault Charges
Assault charges and attempted assault charges frequently arise out of domestic incidents and are subject to the domestic violence sentence enhancer. In this case, even a third-degree assault conviction comes with mandatory, life-changing penalties.
The Right Defense Is Crucial
In addition to being a skilled criminal defense attorney, Brian B. Boal is also a former El Paso County criminal prosecutor who understands the government’s burden of proof in assault cases and all other types of cases. Incidents of assault, whether in a domestic dispute or a bar fight, can be difficult for defendants to understand, and there may be available legal defenses depending on who initiated the altercation or the other surrounding circumstances. If you believe that you were acting in self-defense, you may have an affirmative defense to the assault charge and be entitled to have the jury so instructed by the judge at trial.
Investigation may also reveal that the injuries supposedly suffered by the victim were pre-existing, not as severe as stated, or caused by something else. There is also the question of the accused’s mental state at the time of commission of the alleged offense. Did you know that your actions would cause harm? Did you act recklessly, or just negligently? Were you using reasonable force to defend yourself from another person? The answers to these questions often means the difference between a “guilty” and “not guilty” verdict at trial.
Start Fighting Assault Charges by Calling Us Now For A Consultation
Call at 719-602-2262 or email to discuss your assault case directly with Brian B. Boal. His law practice serves clients throughout El Paso County and all other counties up and down the Front Range.