Assault and Related Offenses

Assault and related offenses are found in Chapter 565 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, titled “Offenses Against the Person.” You don’t need a criminal defense lawyer to tell you that charges of assault and offenses against the person are serious charges. But, you do need a criminal defense attorney for a felony assault if you are accused or being investigated. Once the government has made the decision to charge you, the system works to convict you; it is not enough that you did not do it.

Assault charges are, understandably, some of the most serious charges one can face. The state is very powerful. The focus and blame is on the accused, and emotions run high. There is also frequently a very public component to such a charge. Serious assaults often make the news, elicit public outcry, and tend to elicit a presumption of guilt rather than one of innocence. It takes a criminal defense attorney focused on your story and your defense to show a jury your innocence. Your criminal defense lawyer with Kirsch & Kirsch will respond to that call with the passionate, zealous advocacy with which they defend each and every one of their clients. We understand that there are two sides to every story, even when serious injuries result. Contact us for a free consultation.

Assault and related offenses are found in Chapter 565 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, titled “Offenses Against the Person.” You don’t need a criminal defense lawyer to tell you that charges of assault and offenses against the person are serious charges. But, you do need a criminal defense attorney for a felony assault if you are accused or being investigated. Once the government has made the decision to charge you, the system works to convict you; it is not enough that you did not do it. Assault charges are, understandably, some of the most serious charges one can face. The state is very powerful. The focus and blame is on the accused, and emotions run high. There is also frequently a very public component to such a charge. Serious assaults often make the news, elicit public outcry, and tend to elicit a presumption of guilt rather than one of innocence. It takes a criminal defense attorney focused on your story and your defense to show a jury your innocence.

Your criminal defense lawyer with Kirsch & Kirsch will respond to that call with the passionate, zealous advocacy with which they defend each and every one of their clients. We understand that there are two sides to every story, even when serious injuries result. Contact us for a free consultation. Stealing charges and related offenses are some of the most common cases we defend. That does not, however, mean any two cases are the same. We have the experience to mount your defense no matter which of the stealing offenses you are facing.

This is not assembly line representation

The outset of a criminal investigation or charge is one of the most important times to talk to a lawyer. The increasing power of the state has led to a trend of defendants pleading guilty to crimes they did not commit. As a result, all too often the criminal courts turn into an assembly line from charge to guilty plea. This is an affront to the very principles of the rule of law.

We are here to say that a defendant is not guilty simply because he or she is charged. What if that defendant had a criminal defense lawyer who wanted no part of such a system? What if that defendant had an attorney that says to the prosecutor, “no, my client is not guilty, and I believe twelve members of our community will agree”? What if you had that attorney, and he never put you in a position to pay more attorney fees for your right to a trial or plead guilty because it’s cheaper? What if that attorney did not charge for jury trials?

Our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated advocates. They will not take the easy way out. They will fight for you every step of the way and will never charge a criminal defendant more attorneys’ fees for a jury trial.