Protecting Your Future After Assault Charges
A conviction for any type of assault charge is a serious threat to your personal freedom and your future interests. Contrary to what many people think about this type of crime, you could face allegations of assault even if there was no direct physical contact. If you are charged with assault or battery, we can help you understand the charges and explain your defense options.
Call us at 715-318-2737 if you’ve been charged with assault, and we will discuss your case in a free initial consultation.
We are Wisconsin criminal defense firm Krische & Moertel LLC, and people throughout the Eau Claire area turn to us when facing complex and serious criminal charges — including physical and sexual assault charges. We understand what is at stake, and through diligent preparation and tenacious advocacy, we will fight to protect your interests and defend you against all allegations.
Reliable And Competent Criminal Defense
In Wisconsin, assault often falls under the category of battery charges. Battery is the use of force against another person to cause physical harm, and assault is any action done with the intent of causing another person to fear the threat of physical harm. Assault does not always involve physical contact or injury, but they often go together. You could face the following penalties if convicted:
- Simple battery is a misdemeanor charge. A conviction could lead to fines as high as $10,000 and months behind bars.
- Felony battery charges are possible in situations in which an assault caused serious bodily harm. A conviction could lead to years in prison and fines as high as $10,000.
Several factors could influence the severity of the specific case against you and the specific level of battery charges. Sexual assault charges also vary in severity based on factors that include the amount of force used and other aggravating elements. Conviction brings penalties that include exorbitant fines and years, even decades, behind bars.
Through a careful evaluation of your case, we can determine the most appropriate defense strategy for your situation. As experienced trial lawyers, we prepare each case as if it is going to trial. Our experience in complex cases and the resources at our disposal allow us to provide both effective representation and supportive counsel for young adults and people of all ages.
You Can Start Working On Your Defense Today
As soon as possible after an arrest, you can start your defense. You can call Krische & Moertel LLC for a free evaluation of your case by contacting an attorney our office at 715-318-2737 or by sending an email.