Criminal defense cases cover both criminal suits — charges brought by the government to punish an individual for an act classified as a crime — and civil suits — claims brought by individuals or organizations as a dispute over rights and duties.
Criminal assault charges can include causing bodily injury to another or even threatening another with bodily injury. Assault charges in Nebraska state court are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the severity of the assault and the intent of the defendant. There are varying degrees of both misdemeanor assaults and felony assaults.
There are also a number of defenses that can be raised to assault charges in Nebraska. Some of the most common defenses include:
Self-defense: The defendant was acting in self-defense or in defense of another person.
Consent: The victim consented to the assault.
Mental state: The defendant did not have the necessary mental state to commit assault, such as the intent to cause bodily injury.
If you have been charged with criminal assault, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you understand your rights and options.
The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can help.