What is 3rd Degree Assault in MN?
If facing a 3rd degree assault charge, your are being accused battery under the following situations:
- The assault caused a fracture, or temporary and substantial disfigurement or impairment;
- The assault was on a minor and the accused has a pattern of past child abuse against that minor; or
- The assault caused multiple bruising, or bodily harm to the head, eyes, or neck of a child under four.
Potential Consequences of Third Degree Assault
If charged with third degree assault, you may be facing up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, the five-year prison sentence for those cases with unusually bad facts, and for people with the most lengthy and serious criminal history. Because 3rd degree assault is a felony-level offense, the MN Sentencing Guidelines are a better indicator of your actual risk of prison time. Other consequences of a felony conviction includes a public record of the conviction that will affect your ability to find employment and housing, and will result in the loss of your voting rights and ability to purchase and possess firearms.
Accused of 3rd Degree Assault? CALL 612-747-2254
Coley J. Grostyan is a Minneapolis based assault defense lawyer with the aggressive, professional representation it takes to successfully defend his clients against third degree felony assault charges. Coley Grostyan is always accessible for his clients and promptly responds to inquiries. For confidential and professional representation, contact Coley Grostyan today at 612-747-2254. Coley represents individuals facing felony third degree bodily harm charges, and all other assault allegations, in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and throughout Minnesota.