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How to Fight Federal Assault Charges: Legal Defense Strategies

By Spodek Law Group | October 19, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 20, 2023)

Last Updated on: 20th October 2023, 10:12 am

How to Fight Federal Assault Charges: Legal Defense Strategies

Being charged with a federal assault crime can be an incredibly scary situation. These charges carry steep penalties, including years behind bars. But with an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer on your side, you may be able to avoid conviction or at least reduce the penalties. This article will provide an overview of common federal assault crimes, potential defenses, and tips for finding the right legal representation.

Common Federal Assault Charges

Some of the most common federal assault crimes include:

  • Assaulting a federal officer – This involves physically attacking or threatening a federal law enforcement officer, postal worker, or other federal employee. It carries up to 8 years in prison.
  • Assault within maritime and territorial jurisdiction – Assaults committed on U.S. vessels, federal properties, and elsewhere within federal jurisdiction. Up to 6 months in prison.
  • Assault with intent to commit murder or felony – Assaulting someone with intent to commit another serious crime. Up to 20 years in prison.
  • Assault resulting in substantial bodily injury – Assault leading to serious injuries. Up to 10 years in prison.

There are also many other federal assault crimes involving weapons, aircrafts, domestic violence, and more. The penalties vary based on circumstances.

Finding the Right Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Since federal assault charges are highly complex, it’s critical to have an attorney with specific experience in this area. When researching lawyers, consider:

  • Do they specialize in federal cases and assault charges specifically?
  • Do they have experience negotiating plea deals and getting charges dismissed pre-trial?
  • Do they have resources to build the strongest defense, like private investigators?
  • Do they have a track record of success with similar cases?
  • Are former clients willing to vouch for their skills?
  • Are they respected by judges and prosecutors in your jurisdiction?

Be sure to ask plenty of questions and understand fee structures before deciding on representation. This is not an area to cut corners.

Take Federal Assault Charges Seriously

If you’ve been charged federally, you need to take it very seriously, as the penalties can be severe and long-lasting. But an experienced attorney can carefully analyze the evidence against you, identify weaknesses, and build the strongest defense to give you the best chance of a favorable outcome. Don’t wait to seek out skilled legal help.

With an effective legal strategy and advocacy, it may be possible to avoid conviction or reduce the penalties. But you need experienced representation on your side to fight federal assault charges.

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