Charges involving injury to another person are considered violent offenses and are very serious. In Missouri these charges are categorized as assault and in Illinois they are called Battery. There are numerous types of charges for assault or battery. The severity of the injuries, the relationship of the parties involved and whether a weapon is allegedly used all dictate the potential sentence a person may face. Most defense attorneys and even courts will not tell you the collateral consequences of a plea of guilty to certain charges; for example, Domestic assault and battery cases carry with it a federal bar to possessing a firearm, even misdemeanors! This means, if you hunt or just want to carry a firearm to protect yourself, you are subject to federal prosecution if you don’t have an attorney who knows and will explain the law to you.
Attorney Travis Strobach has spent years as a prosecutor and defense attorney dealing with simple, domestic and aggravated felony assault/battery charges. The key piece of evidence a prosecutor looks for is not just an accusation by a person alleged to have been injured by another, but also physical evidence and additional witnesses. Cases involving one person’s word against another with little physical evidence to corroborate that story is not strong for the prosecution. For these types of cases, you must hire an attorney that knows how to evaluate a case and exploit weakness in the prosecution's evidence. Call Travis Strobach for your free consultation today (314) 651-9360