Potential Defenses To Assault

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Has the time come to face those criminal charges, or even undergo an investigation? If so, you’ll want to make sure you have a full handle on the situation. And, when it comes down to it, it pays to bring in an experienced criminal defense attorney. With so much on the line, you need someone capable of fighting for your freedoms. So, come on into The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter, and get started on your defense.

If you have been charged with assault, a number of potential punishments exist. However, there are some defenses that can come through for your case.

  • Self-defense – The most common defense for assault is self-defense. To establish this, “the accused party must have reacted to a reasonably perceived threat of harm coming to them that was unprovoked and didn’t stem from the accused inflicting harm on the other party.” You also must not have had the opportunity to escape safely.
  • Defense of others – This defense is similar to self-defense, but involves protecting someone from another person. This must involve a reasonable fear that someone would be harmed.
  • Defending property – If you felt as though your personal property was going to be violated or illegally withheld, defending property may be a potential option. This is an especially common defense when the home is involved.

Are you coming up against criminal charges? There are potential defenses, but only an experienced criminal defense attorney knows how to utilize them. And, with so much on the line, you can’t afford to take this option for granted. Don’t call the first law firm you see on a billboard, when you have access to the expert. Contact The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter, today, and get started with your free initial consultation.

For more information visit http://www.richterlawpa.com

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