Wyoming Criminal Defense and DUI

Assault and Battery – Wyoming Criminal Lawyers

Assault Battery – Criminal Defense Law Firm - Wyoming Burg Simpson

Violent crime has unfortunately been on the rise over the last few years in Wyoming, with more than 1,200 incidents reported in 2016, excluding simple assaults. More than 75 percent of those violent crimes are aggravated assaults – and most aggravated assaults are accompanied by a weapon or some other tool used to “produce death or great bodily harm.”

Simple assaults, those committed without a weapon or that do not result in serious harm, are much more common with the state reporting more than 4,500 simple assaults in 2016, making up more than 80 percent of all assault incidents in Wyoming.

If you have been arrested for an incident involving assault, reach out to a criminal defense attorney at our Burg Simpson Cody office by calling 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form so that you can speak to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

According to Wyoming state law, a person is guilty of assault when he or she “unlawfully attempts to cause bodily injury to another.” Simple assault is classified as a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $750.

The state also classifies battery as a misdemeanor and is defined as the intentional and/or reckless bodily injury of another person through physical force. It also carries a $750 fine in addition to jail time of up to a year. However, consequences escalate if the crime involves another household member or upon repeated offenses.

If you have been in touch with law enforcement over a report of a simple or aggravated assault, you need to get help from an experienced defense attorney right away. Call Burg Simpson Wyoming as soon as possible at 307-527-7891 or fill out a form for a free initial consultation.

There are several valid, potential strategies that we can assert with your defense in an assault and/or battery case, such as:

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of another party
  • Defense of property
  • Lack of intent to threaten
  • Provocation
  • Vague threats that lacked any real or overt act
  • Dispute over the facts surrounding the incident
  • Dispute over the allegation itself

If you have been arrested for any crime related to assault and/or battery, do not try to defend yourself. Get legal assistance from a Burg Simpson criminal defense attorney in Cody Wyoming by calling 307-527-7891.

Call a Burg Simpson Defense Lawyer Quickly

We understand that for most people, the criminal justice system can be daunting. We also realize that every criminal defense case is unique. Some cases can be settled – or even dismissed with experienced negotiations while others must go all the way to trial. If you or a family member is facing criminal charges, we can help. We will work hard to protect your rights and secure your freedom. You need the resources that only an experienced criminal defense law firm can offer. Call Burg Simpson’s Wyoming office before it is too late at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form now.

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