An assault charge is taken more seriously then most crimes by both prosecutors and judges since it is a crime against a person. The goal of the defense in any criminal case is to avoid a conviction and stay out of jail. The best defense, first of all, is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you represent yourself in court, you will be more likely to be convicted of an assault crime and to do jail time. A criminal defense attorney will investigate the case to determine if self defense is an option for you and will determine whether or not the alleged victim will make a credible witness before a jury. Secondly, I would advise you to immediately enroll in anger management classes. A proactive approach to your defense will go a long way to keep you from serving jail time.

If you have been charge with an assault crime and interested in staying out of jail, contact Robert J. Shane, Esq. for a free case assessment at (612) 339-1024 or visit his website at Please check out his video at the following link: