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Duluth Domestic Assault Attorney | Northern Minnesota Domestic Assault Lawyer

Domestic assault is taken very seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors in Minnesota. This is because of such an offense’s very sensitive and emotionally charging nature. Domestic assault occurs when someone in the home assaults or physically abuses their family members. If this is an offense that you have been charged with, it’s important to have a Duluth domestic assault attorney in your corner.

At Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A., has the experience, knowledge, and resources to craft a strategic and strong defense. Many domestic assault cases are legitimate, while others are the result of false accusations. We do everything we can to get to the bottom of what occurred and fight for the best possible result.

Thorough Investigation Of Your Charges

One of the things that we must do to build a strategic defense is looking at every element of the case. There are many domestic assault cases that are the result of false accusations. This can happen in divorce and child custody cases. There are other times when the person charged with domestic assault is a person who was protecting themselves against another person in the home assaulting them.

We will look at witness statements, medical reports, police reports, and any other information that is available so we can craft your defense. After we gather all the necessary information, we can negotiate a reduced sentence or case dismissal due to lack of evidence.

If convicted of domestic assault, a defendant can face anywhere from 90 days in jail to 20 years in prison, depending on the specifics of what occurred. Assault charge guidelines apply in this case. However, the most common penalty is up to 90 days in jail and/or $1,000 in fines. This can be more serious if any of the following exist:

  • A weapon was used in the commission of the alleged assault
  • There was substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim
  • A weapon was used in the commission of the alleged assault
  • There was substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim

Skilled Duluth Criminal Defense

Minnesota Statute 634.20 shows how difficult domestic assault can be difficult to defend against since the prosecutor can bring about evidence of prior alleged assaults against the victim, whether it was proven or not. This makes it even more important to be represented by a Northern Minnesota domestic assault attorney.

Your attorney will also help you fight an order for protection (OFP) that may have been brought against you following the alleged domestic assault. We will fight for you and do so aggressively so you can receive the best outcome possible.

Contact A Duluth Domestic Assault Attorney

Domestic assault is taken very seriously in Minnesota. A conviction for domestic assault can affect everything from your ability to get a job to your right to own a firearm. If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic assault, it is imperative to speak to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. To learn more, call Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A. at 218-722-1764  to request a free consultation.

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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.