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
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Kidnapping
  • 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 816-281-0941 or send us an email.

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8427 Clint Drive

Belton, MO 64012

Phone: 816-281-0941


701 East 63rd Street

Suite 300

Kansas City, MO 64110