Compassionate Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyers Represent Clients Charged with Assault and Battery
Caring Minneapolis attorneys provide strong advocacy and support for people facing serious charges
If you have been charged with assault or battery, you are likely frightened about the prospect of facing prison time. You may not know where to turn or what to do. But under our criminal justice system, you are innocent until proven guilty, which is why you need and deserve an advocate who understands your circumstances and is committed to protecting your rights. At Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A., in Minneapolis, we represent people throughout Minnesota who have been charged with assault or battery. We understand that these allegations often turn on law enforcement’s ignorance of what prompted the incident, so we wage a strong defense to challenge the prosecution’s case and preserve your freedom. Our attorneys are true advocates for your rights, committed to easing your burden when you face violent crime charges.
What is assault and battery?
Generally, assault is the threat of violence, and battery is any violent or unwanted touching. These charges, however, vary by state, and the names of the two crimes are often used interchangeably. In some states, they are not considered separate offenses. Actions such as hitting, kicking, punching or pushing are considered to be assaults. Many other actions, such as grabbing or spitting, can also lead to assault charges. Our attorneys understand how easily a simple misunderstanding can lead to these allegations, so we are thoroughly prepared to assert your rights.
What are some types of assaults?
Assaults happen for a variety of reasons. Many assault or battery charges stem from simple fights. In these cases, our attorneys work to show that you were acting in self-defense and are not a violent criminal. Other assaults are gang-related or occur in conjunction with other crimes such as robbery. Assaults of a sexual nature are treated differently by the law. In all cases, our attorneys know what you stand to lose if convicted, so we present a strong defense to preserve your freedom.
Reducing an assault charge
Most states have a variety of assault charges such as aggravated assault or assault in the first degree. Depending on the facts of your case, the state may choose to charge you with a higher-level crime than is necessary. Our attorneys work to get your charges reduced through a variety of pretrial motions. And when the facts are against you, we work tirelessly to secure the most lenient sentence possible under the circumstances. In every case, you can trust in our support and advocacy throughout your case.
Contact our supportive Minnesota criminal defense attorneys for a committed defense to assault or battery charges
If you’ve been charged with assault or battery, you need a strong and supportive defense from attorneys who put your best interests first. At Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A., we are committed to providing the representation you deserve. Call us at 651-237-4873 or contact us online to schedule your consultation at our Minneapolis office.