Assault charges can arise from all sorts of situations, and can affect any person. Often a single misunderstanding or miscommunication will give rise to assault charges, and we at Jon Stephenson Law have seen enough cases to understand that. No matter the root cause, we are ready to fight to protect your rights.
Often assault charges can bring with them immediate and serious consequences, such as restrictive bond conditions, protective orders on the public record, and more. These consequences can arise even before you are indicted, and way before anyone looks at your guilt or innocence. The attorneys at Jon Stephenson Law know that time is of the essence, and they are ready to fight for your rights from moment you say the word go.
The best way to deal with many issues in assault cases is to get out in front of them. By this we mean that it is important that you call us as soon as you can. In an assault family violence case, for example, we can work against an emergency protective order that would keep you from interacting with your spouse and children. While not impossible, and we have had success in this area, it is much more difficult to counteract these orders once they are already in place. It is best if you call us immediately, so we can start work on your case and prevent these issues.
Every case is different, and Jon and Kaia know the importance of telling your side of the story. Sometimes this is best done at a probable cause proceeding, or in the Grand Jury room. Other times, it is best to go to trial. No matter what the circumstances in your case dictate, we will work to get you a just result and the best possible outcome in your case. Call us today to set up your free consultation.
Even if you’ve waited to call, we may still be able to mitigate certain types of punishments. Many assault cases, since they are considered to be violent crimes, can carry significantly harsher penalties and punishments than other offenses in the same class. Even in cases we have joined later in the process, the team at Jon Stephenson Law has a reputation for success in keeping penalties reasonable and reducing potential consequences.
The following is a partial list of assault crimes specifically represented by the Jon Stephenson Law firm. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you do not see your particular charges, please do not hesitate to call us because it is likely that we will be able to represent you still.
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Assault Family Violence
Injury to a Child
Assault on a Peace Officer
Assault of a Public Servant
A word on Privilege in Assault Cases:
Assault charges can have a lot of social stigma attached to them that can affect you and your family. Jon and Kaia are sensitive to this, and will do everything we can to protect you and your family throughout the course of your case. We understand that at the bottom of many of these cases lie complex relationships and sensitive long-term issues. We operate with total discretion, and, where possible, speed. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help you put this behind you, so your life can return to normal.
Expunctions and Non-Disclosure in Assault and Violent Crimes
Once your case is complete, we will do everything we can under the law to protect you from the stigma associated with having a violent crime on your record by helping you obtain an expunction or a petition for nondisclosure. Even if we did not handle your underlying case, we can still help you in this process. We have an office policy of investigating the law before we will actually take these types of cases, so rest assured that signing up with us means we can get it gone!