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Assault / Domestic Assault
Ambrose Law Firm, PLLC handles all types of assault cases. Whether it is Fifth Degree Domestic Assault or Assault in the First Degree – Great Bodily Harm. Cases involving violence often invoke emotions and highly stressful situations. Attorney Robert H. Ambrose understands this type of atmosphere and is here to help you and your loved ones through it.
Additionally, the National Trial Lawyers Organization named Attorney Robert H. Ambrose a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer for 2014 and 2015. Attorney Ambrose has also appeared in nearly half the counties in the state of Minnesota representing clients charged with various offenses.
Below is more information about the types and levels of this offense:
Domestic Assault as a misdemeanor has a maximum sentence of up to ninety days in jail and a $1,000 fine. A person faces this possible punishment if they commit the following against a family or household member:
- intentionally causes fear of immediate bodily harm or death, or
- intentionally inflicts or attempts to inflict bodily harm
Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault carries a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail and a $3,000 fine.
A person faces Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault if they commit one of the acts of Misdemeanor Assault within ten years of a domestic violence-related offense conviction or adjudication of delinquency.
Felony Domestic Assault carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A person faces Felony Domestic Assault if they commit one of the acts of Misdemeanor Assault within ten years of two or more domestic violence-related offense convictions or adjudications of delinquency.
A person faces Felony Domestic Assault By Strangulation if they assault a family or household member by strangulation (strangulation defined: intentionally impeding normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck, or by blocking the nose or mouth).
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