Assault & violent crimes
Skilled Defense Against Charges Of Assault & Other Violent Crimes
The Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center defends clients accused of a wide variety of offenses, including violent crimes. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with assault, battery or a similar offense, contact us immediately to discuss your legal options with one of our highly skilled defense attorneys.
Representing Individuals Accused Of ‘Crimes Against The Person’
Assault and similar offenses fall under the category of crimes against the person. These typically involve violence, the threat of violence or the forcible restriction of someone’s freedom/autonomy. Examples include:
- Assault and aggravated assault
- Battery and aggravated battery
- Domestic violence
- Robbery and armed robbery
- False imprisonment
- Murder and manslaughter
Common Defenses Against Violent Crime Charges
If you have been accused of perpetrating violence against someone else, the most common legal strategy is to claim that you were acting in self-defense, defense of others or defense of property. In order to be successful, you’ll need to demonstrate that you had an honest and reasonable fear of harm (to yourself, someone else or your property) and acted in proportion to the threat.
There are limits to these defenses, of course, but they at least provide a starting point in many cases. Our attorneys will take the time to hear your side of the story and help you pursue the most appropriate defense strategy available.
Free Consultations Available — Contact Us Today
The Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center is located in Belton and serves clients throughout the Kansas City metro area. If you are facing criminal charges, why not discuss them in a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers? To get started, call us at 816-318-7943 or send us an email.
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