Duluth Assault Defense Lawyer | Northern Minnesota Assault Defense Attorney

Assault is a serious crime in Minnesota, so being accused of this offense can have life-changing effects. If convicted of assault, a person is looking at prison time, fines, a restraining order, and other consequences that can last a lifetime. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, you need the representation of an experienced and dedicated Duluth assault defense lawyer.

At Andrew, Bransky & Poole, we are highly experienced in criminal defense. We look at every angle and use the facts and law to craft a strategic defense designed to secure the best outcome. That outcome may be reduced charges, dismissed charges, or acquittal if the case goes to trial. Our goal is to help you move on with your life sooner.

Effective Assault Defense

Assault is a very challenging area because of what can be constituted as assault. If you made an unsuccessful attempt at hurting someone, even if you didn’t touch them, you could still be charged with assault.

If a weapon is used or substantial bodily harm results, then the charge will be much more severe. This is why you need a Northern Minnesota assault defense attorney in your corner from start to finish. The sooner you make the call, the stronger your case can be.

Fighting Domestic Assault Charges

Another area of assault is domestic assault. This can involve an Order for Protection (OFP), which means jail time if the terms of the order are violated. Domestic assault cases are very emotional because there are usually children involved. The defendant is also not able to go to their home. You have rights, and you can challenge an OFP with the help of your Duluth assault defense lawyer.

Aggressive Criminal Defense

The goal of building a strategic case is to avoid paying harsher penalties than necessary. Sometimes, that translates into not having to pay any consequences at all. The following is a breakdown of the levels of assault charges:

  • First-Degree Assault – Up to $30,000 in fines and 20 years in prison
  • Second-Degree Assault – Up to $14,000 in fines and seven years in prison
  • Third-Degree Assault – Up to $10,000 in fines and five years in prison
  • Fourth-Degree Assault – Up to $3,000 in fines and one year in prison
  • Fifth-Degree Assault – Up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail
  • Domestic assault – Up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail

It’s essential to defend yourself because an assault charge can also make it challenging to find a place to live, find a job, and do anything that requires a background check. Even if the charges can only be reduced, this will positively impact your life more than paying the maximum consequences.

Contact A Duluth Assault Defense Lawyer

Assault is a severe offense in Minnesota. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, it is imperative to speak to an experienced and dedicated criminal attorney as soon as possible. We have everything you need at Andrew, Bransky & Poole to craft a strategic defense. To learn more about your rights and options, call 218-727-5384 and request a free consultation.

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Aaron is very knowledgeable. He made the process very easy for us to understand the trust process. I highly recommend Aaron.


Aaron Bransky is a top-notch person in every way. I have nothing but positive things to say about him from a personal and professional perspective!

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Mr. Poole did a great job keeping tabs on my case and is an honest attorney, a rarity nowadays. While nobody likes finding themselves in situations that require legal counsel, if you do I would absolutely recommend giving his office a call. 10/10 stars.

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The legal team at Andrew, Bransky & Poole, P.A. consists of Timothy Andrew, Aaron Bransky, Jane C. Poole, and Andrew T. Poole.

Timothy Andrew and Jane C. Poole handle union labor law and employee benefit matters. Tim has been practicing law in Minnesota since 1992 and focuses on Northeastern Minnesota. Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Tim. Jane has been practicing since 2010 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota. Jane has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.

Aaron Bransky has been practicing law since 1989, and before that, he clerked for two federal judges, so he has seen the law from several perspectives. His specialties encompass many practice areas, including estate planning, elder law, medical assistance planning, probate, business, and real estate. He is your go-to at the firm if you have needs in any of these areas. Aaron has been recognized many times as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Since 2010, Andrew T. Poole has been a practicing attorney in Duluth, Minnesota. Over that time, he has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from DWI charges to theft, sex crimes, drug crimes, murder, and more. He understands the importance of building a defense strategy as soon as possible, fighting to ensure your rights are protected, and ensuring no corners are cut by law enforcement. He has represented defendants in jury trials in both Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, including every courthouse along Minnesota’s North Shore. Andrew has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.