If you been charged with assault, you are not alone. You may have been misidentified by the police, or falsely accused by a vengeful complainant. You may have acted in self-defense, or for other reasons outside your control. However you have been charged, a conviction can land you behind bars for years. The resulting criminal record can ruin your job prospects for the rest of your life.
When you find yourself charged with assault, follow the below steps:
- Remain silent. Many convictions rely on unnecessary or inaccurate "confessions" given in the heat of the moment.
- Stay out of trouble. Additional charges can prevent you from getting released on bail and will often force you to accept bad plea bargains.
- Get a lawyer. Court procedure is complicated. The rest of your life is at stake. Professional help is often the difference between walking free and going to prison.
At Paul Mitassov Law, our lawyers have represented many clients facing criminal charges. Whatever your circumstances, we will help you get the best outcome possible. Call us today for a free consultation.