Facing Assault Charges In Minnesota? Get Legal Help Now.

Being charged with assault is a scary thing, as a conviction could change your life forever. Even before going on trial, you may have to contend with a no-contact order that limits your contact with the alleged victim and even your child. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault and battery, it is important to consult with a skilled attorney.

A conviction for assault could result in harsh criminal penalties. Even before going on trial, you may have to contend with a no-contact order, which limits your contact with the alleged victim or your own child.

At GROSHEK LAW PA in Minneapolis, our lawyers defend individuals throughout the Twin Cities who are facing charges of domestic violence, assault, battery and other violent crimes. Call 612-426-7047 to learn about your options.

Fighting For Your Rights

Even if you have never been charged with a crime before, it is crucial to fight hard to keep your record clean. The more convictions you have on your record, the greater the criminal penalties you potentially face. GROSHEK LAW PA defends people throughout the Twin Cities who are charged with crimes such as:

  • First-degree, second-degree and third-degree assault
  • Domestic assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Obstruction of legal process with force

A Skilled And Experienced Attorney On Your Side

These cases often involve an array of facts and accusations. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands how to sort through the accusations and find the truth. Criminal defense attorney Christa Groshek can stand up and fight for your rights. She has numerous success stories in this area of the law and has achieved not guilty verdicts due to her case preparation and trial skills.

Frequently Asked Questions About Assault Charges In Minnesota

Here are the most common questions our clients have:

What are the different assault charges in Minnesota?

Minnesota categorizes assault into various degrees. The charges include:

  • First-degree assault: This is the most severe offense and involves inflicting great bodily harm on a victim or the use of deadly force against an on-duty peace officer, prosecutor, judge or correctional employee.
  • Second-degree assault: This involves using a dangerous weapon and/or inflicting substantial bodily harm with one.
  • Third-degree assault: This involves the infliction of substantial bodily harm or assaulting certain minors.
  • Fourth-degree assault: This involves intentionally causing fear of bodily harm or actually inflicting bodily harm to a specific class of victims, such as first responders.
  • Fifth-degree assault: Often called “simple” assault, this is intentionally creating fear of bodily harm or attempting to inflict that harm.

Depending on the situation, you could be facing decades in prison, plus fines that can go into the thousands.

How can a Minneapolis assault lawyer help with charges of assault with a deadly weapon?

A lawyer can help you understand the charges against you and better navigate the judicial process from the start. They can also investigate the incident, gather evidence and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecutor’s case. Based on the facts of your case, they can negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or a favorable plea deal. When a plea deal is not appropriate, a Minneapolis assault lawyer can aggressively represent your interests in court.

What happens if I am convicted of felony assault in Minnesota?

If you’re charged with a misdemeanor simple assault, you face a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine – but that also means having a criminal record for a violent crime that could affect you in future cases and permanently damage your career opportunities. At the other end of the spectrum, a first-degree felony assault can be punished with up to 30 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

Why should I contact a Minneapolis assault lawyer before talking to the police?

You should never speak to the police about your case without an attorney present. Anything you say can potentially result in self-incrimination and damage your future defense.

Take Charge Of Your Situation ~ Call Today

If you or a loved one has been charged with any kind of assault or battery crime, contact us right away so you can learn about your options. Call us at 612-426-7047 or send us an email to schedule a consultation with a skilled assault defense attorney at GROSHEK LAW PA.

Why Hire Us?

At Groshek Law PA, each client is viewed as an individual, not a legal problem.


We start with a proactive approach through mutual education.


We expect the unexpected, so we are always prepared.


Our attorneys adhere to the Highest Professional Standard.