You had mixed feelings when you were charged with assault. On one hand, you know that it’s wrong to commit violence against others, but on the other hand, part of you feels that your reaction was entirely justified. Is it possible to argue your case in court so that the judge sees the situation from your point of view?
Many people are able to get the charges against them reduced or even dropped depending on the circumstances of the crime. For example, you may successfully fight a charge of assault in South Dakota if you are:
It is important to learn as much as you can about felony assault charges before building your defense. Even if you expect to be found guilty of simple assault, your charge can be increased to a criminal offense for many reasons—extending your prison time considerably. At Zimmer, Duncan and Cole, LLP, we can examine your case and start building your defense immediately. Fill out the contact sheet on this page to get started.