A Felony 1st degree assault charge requires the following allegation:
- The assault created a high probability of death or caused serious permanent disfigurement or impairment; OR
- The assault was through the use or attempted use of deadly force on a peace officer or correctional employee.
POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT
1st degree assault convictions normally result in significant prison sentences. Regardless of someone’s criminal history, a statutory minimum sentence of 74-months in prison is required if convicted. Worse yet, if the alleged assault is on police officer or correctional employee, there is a 10-year minimum prison sentence. Although rarely imposed, the maximum sentence for 1st degree assault in Minnesota is 20 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
Additionally, felony convictions result in numerous collateral consequences such as loss of voting and firearm rights, and difficulty finding employment and housing.
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Due to the serious consequences first degree felony assault charge poses, choosing an experienced assault defense attorney is vital to your future freedom. Coley J. Grostyan’s knowledge of Minnesota assault laws and aggressive representation has allowed him to successfully defend numerous assault cases for clients.