Minneapolis Assault Lawyer & Defense Attorney

Minneapolis Assault Defense AttorneyIn Minnesota, an assault can be classified into five different levels:

  • First Degree Assault – Felony
  • Second Degree Assault – Felony
  • Third Degree Assault – Felony
  • Fourth Degree Assault – Gross misdemeanor
  • Fifth Degree Assault – Misdemeanor

In legal terms, an assault is defined as the intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another, the attempted infliction of bodily harm upon another, or the infliction of fear upon another of immediately bodily harm or death. In other jurisdictions, it is defined as an unlawful attack or attempt to cause physical injury to another person through the use of violence and force. Even if the attempt was unsuccessful, if the target was aware of the attack, then it may be considered an assault. An assault with minor injuries and without the involvement of a weapon is usually a simple assault. If a weapon was involved in the attack, or if the assault resulted in serious injury for the victim, then it is categorized as a felonious assault. An assault with a deadly weapon in Minnesota is a second degree felony assault. However, if the victim required urgent medical attention as a result of the attack, irrespective of the involvement of a weapon it is considered as an assault and battery, or perhaps first degree assault. A first degree assault in Minnesota usually involves life threatening injuries. It is worth noting that even a misdemeanor domestic assault can have very serious consequences. For example, a misdemeanor domestic assault conviction may result in a lifetime ban on the possession of a firearm. Thus could preclude hunting, as well as careers in the military and law enforcement. Thus, it is very important to get a lawyer as soon as possible when charged with an assault. For your information, a third degree assault, a felony, usually involves a broken bone, and fourth degree assault usually involves an assault against a police officer, or one that is biased based. Lastly, fifth degree misdemeanor assault usually involves a bar fight.

Assault lawyer Lynne Torgerson lawyer wins felony assault charge, gross misdemeanor harassment charge, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct

Criminal Defense Attorney Lynne Torgerson’s client was charged with 3rd degree felony assault, gross misdemeanor harassment, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. In a rare occurrence, the case went to a jury trial.  Ending in great success, her client was found not guilty of 3rd degree felony assault, the gross misdemeanor harassment count was dismissed. Excellent result for her client.  A felony assault conviction can be devastating to one’s life, career, and future.

Definition of 3rd degree felony assault

Third degree felony assault is a charge where the facts usually involve a broken bone, or, what the statute defines as “substantial bodily harm.”

Harassment definition

Harassment is a charge where the facts allege repeated unwanted contact or unwelcome words.

Disorderly conduct definition and law

A disorderly conduct charge is a lower level misdemeanor. The statute talks about words and/or conduct that reasonably tend to arouse anger, alarm, or resentment in others.  A little known legal rule is that case law has held that “others” means that more than more other person must be involved, must be present.  That means that if you are arguing with someone, and there is no one else around, that there are only two (2) of you, as a matter of law, you cannot be convicted of disorderly conduct.

Assault defense attorney Lynne Torgerson, Esq. obtains success in misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct case

Lynne Torgerson, Esq., Criminal Defense Lawyer, had great success in the following assault and disorderly conduct case.  Initially, her client was charged with assault and disorderly conduct.  It involved problems with security, or, the bouncer, at a bar.  In handling her client’s case, Ms. Torgerson, Esq. obtained a continuance for dismissal for all charges in the case.  This means there was no plea of guilty, no admission of wrongdoing, and no conviction.  This keeps a person’s record clean, as well as keeping them out of jail, and thus helps them with future employment and career opportunities.  Then, eventually, the case was dismissed.  This is so important for young adults.  Criminal convictions can cause employment problems for people throughout their lives.  Ms. Torgerson works to keep criminal convictions off of her clients’ records.  This is particularly important where a person is charged with misdemeanor assault, domestic assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing legal process, violation of an order for protection, violation of a harassment restraining order, interference with a 911 call, etc.  She understands the importance of protecting her clients’ future.  Excellent successful result for Ms. Torgerson’s client.

Later, after the case was dismissed, because there was no conviction in her client’s case, her client petitioned for expungement of her criminal records, such as the police reports, court records, etc., and, the expungement was granted.  This resulted in a complete victory for her client.  This means that there is nothing on her client’s record, thus protecting her client’s future employment opportunities and career.  Excellent work Ms. Torgerson!

Lynne Torgerson, Esq., a criminal defense lawyer, an assault lawyer,  with over 26 years experience, is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She practices successfully throughout the State of Minnesota.  Call Lynne Torgerson, Esq., a lawyer of excellence:  (612) 339-5073.

Minnesota Aggravated Assault Lawyer

An aggravated assault usually involves a deadly weapon such as a knife or a gun and is a graver crime. Even in the absence of a weapon, if the assault included a threat to kill, rob or rape, then it is considered as an aggravated assault. And, if you are being investigated, it is highly recommended that one does not get overwhelmed by the actions and efforts of the investigating officer by giving a statement. Rather, you need to invoke your rights to silence and to counsel. This can be simply and politely done by saying “I don’t want to talk, and, I want a lawyer.” Further, you should never consent to a search of you, or your, or your car. While you cannot do anything to stop a search in progress, you never need to give your consent. And, you should not do so. Overall, it is best to seek the services of a professional Minnesota aggravated assault attorney at the earliest, as a qualified and confident attorney can help you with the situation and explain the prosecution’s requirements to prove guilt.

Minnesota Domestic Assault Lawyer

Domestic assault cases involve a higher level of legal complexity and are often associated with extreme emotions and sentiments. If you have been charged with domestic violence, then it is essential that you hire the services of an experienced Minnesota domestic assault attorney, who can provide you with skilled representation and at the same time can understand painful emotions associated with the case. Ms. Torgerson has had great success in the area of domestic assault charges.

Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

A sexual assault charge is one of the most serious crimes one can be accused of during a lifetime. However, once charged with a sexual assault, it is not very easy to come clean out of the legal system and you need an experienced and knowledgeable Minnesota sexual attorney to defend you. Lynne Torgerson is known for strong, effective representation of her clients. It has been said that she leaves no stone unturned to ensure that all her client’s rights and interests are protected to the maximum. If you or any of your loved ones are going through the nightmare of an assault charge, contact the Law Office of Lynne Torgerson as soon as possible. An early consultation can make a huge difference to your case. DO NOT DELAY, CALL NOW!

Minnesota Assault Attorney & Defense Lawyer

Our Minnesota Assault Lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities, Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Burnsville, Minneapolis, St Paul, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Maplegrove, Maplewood, Woodbury and Plymouth. Including, but not limited to, the counties of Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Dakota County,Washington County, Sherburne County, Wright County, Dakota County and Washington County, Carver County, Scott County, Wright County, Sherburne County, Isanti County,Chisago County and Stearns County. Lynne Torgerson represents clients throughout the entire State of Minnesota.

Contact Lynne Torgerson today at 612-339-5073 to schedule your free consultation. Our law firm can help you with our qualified Assault Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.




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