There are numerous types of assault. Missouri recently changed what used to be a misdemeanor assault to a felony. A fist fight that used to be charged as a misdemeanor often in municipal court now can be charged as a serious felony. Even a hair pulling event can trigger felony charges.
If you or a loved one are facing assault charges, call (314) 456-4567 to discuss.
- Not guilty jury verdict Defendant was charged with shooting his cousin while a second cousin witnessed. Both the alleged victim and the witness claimed that the defendant shot him in the stomach. The witness who claimed to have seen the shooting agreed that it was highly likely that the alleged victim was carrying a weapon in his waistband because they had just come from a club and “you don’t go to clubs without packing heat”. The alleged victim’s gunshot wound was in the waist band area. Attorney Richard Lozano argued that there was reason to believe the gunshot wound was self inflicted. There were many other factual inconsistencies with testimony.
- First degree assault amended to second degree, suspended imposition of sentence Defendant was charged with robbery and first degree assault. Defendant had been accused of hitting the alleged victim over the head with a bat and stealing his cell phone. By agreement, the State amended the charge to second degree assault, dropped the robbery charge, and defendant received a suspended imposition of sentence (no conviction)