Aggressive Defense for Assault Charges
An assault usually involves words and actions by both parties. But you are the one facing criminal charges. Because of the potential consequences, it is critical to hire a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to protect your interests.
Kimberly J. Trupiano has represented dozens of clients in the Salt Lake City area and surrounding counties of Utah. She does the legwork to present a viable defense to defeat the charges or minimize the court’s sanctions. Call her at 801-266-0166 to arrange a Consultation. Se habla español.
What? Why Am I Charged with Assault!
Assault does not necessarily involve a physical attack. Assault is any action that causes the other person to fear bodily harm. It can be a slap, a punch or a shove, but it can also be a verbal threat of violence, aggressive posturing (a raised fist, jabbing a finger) or yelling angrily in someone’s face. Simple assault is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail.
Aggravated assault is assault resulting in injury (battery) or assault on a woman who is pregnant. This is a Class A misdemeanor — or a felony if resulting in great bodily harm. A conviction could result in up to one year in jail, especially with priors on your record.
Fighting the Charges
Trupiano Law has defended clients in every scenario — fights that broke out at a bar, a party, or at school, arguments among friends that got out of hand, altercations involving numerous people. She is skilled at reading between the lines of the police report and finding evidence that paints a different picture:
- Did police interview all witnesses, or only those who supported their theory of events?
- Was there provocation? Did the other person escalate things to a physical confrontation?
- Was it self-defense?
- Did the assault really cause the injury, or was it a pre-existing condition?
- Did the client intend to cause harm?
You are assured that the attorneys at Trupiano Law will hunt down all witnesses who can back up your version of events and exhaust every defense to suppress evidence, get charges dismissed or create reasonable doubt for a jury.
Contact her Salt Lake City office to discuss your situation and your options. She offers an initial consultation. Kim also has Spanish speakers on staff who can translate.