Anchorage Assault Crime Attorneys
Assault crimes typically encompass a wide range of situations from bar fights to murder, and everything in between. If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a violent crime, it is wise to seek the counsel of our Anchorage assault crime lawyers as soon as possible.
At the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan, we understand that you are facing serious consequences if you are convicted. These consequences can include incarceration, loss of your right to own a firearm, fines, community service or court-ordered anger management courses. A conviction will likely result in a mark on your criminal record, which can potentially prevent you from certain job or housing opportunities in the future. Let our firm fight to protect you from these consequences.
Essentially, assault means that you have injured or threatened to injure another person. It is important to remember, though, that a threat must also be accompanied by an action that indicates the ability to carry out the threat. Something as simple as a raised fist might be sufficient in many cases. Having said that, numerous cases of assault can be chalked up to self-defense or errors in perception. If you have been charged with assault, you must quickly act to defend yourself by speaking with a skilled attorney.
Whether your case involves assault, domestic violence or even murder, you need an experienced attorney on your side. We will carefully examine your assault charge and provide valuable insight into your best course of action.
Alaska Assault Defense Lawyer
If you have ever found yourself in a situation where you had to defend yourself or you have taken matters into your own hands, your actions and those involved with the event could constitute as assault. Assault crimes range from the infliction of minor physical contact on another person, to greater physical harm resulting in injury to another person.
Examples of assault include touching, slapping, punching, hitting or using an object to inflict injury or harm on another person. Assault crimes are both crimes and torts, and therefore, if you have been charged with an assault crime, you could face criminal and/or civil liability.
A tort crime is an action that injures another person or causes interference with another person’s property or person. The difference between a crime and a tort is that crimes are prosecuted by a government prosecutor while a tort can result in civil damages awarded to the victim.
Other examples of assault include touching another’s breast, vagina, penis, or buttocks, even if such contact occurs through clothing. These examples of assault are known as sexual assault. As sexual assault has been brought to the forefront in recent years, our attorneys provide special focus in the areas of sexual assault, describe below. For more information on sexual assault, visit our services page on sexual assault charges.
Charged with Assault?
If you’ve been charged with assault, it’s important to understand the assault charge. The first step in dealing with an assault charge is to know your rights. Once you’ve been charged with assault, contact an attorney immediately. Providing the police or anyone else with information about your case may harm your chances of beating any charges. With over 30 years of experience, the team at Dattan Scott Dattan Law understand the importance of gathering evidence on the onset of a charge.
If you’ve been charged with assaulting a police officer, depending on the circumstances, the assault charge may be handled as a summary conviction or it can be handled by means of a jury trial. While acts of violence against police officers have their own charges, it’s important to get in touch with an attorney regardless of how minor the charge may seem.
Sexual Assault occurs when an individual touches another person in a manner that is deemed sexual. Sexual assault only occurs when the physical contact takes place without the other person’s consent. In a situation where all parties consent, sexual assault cannot be argued to have occurred.
The other factor to sexual assault is coercion. Coercion occurs when a person forces another person to perform or engage in a sexual act.
As it is sometimes difficult to discern whether a particular act is sexual in nature, if you’ve been charged with sexual assault, a prosecutor will examine the facts of your case and consider the nature of the alleged conduct.
While the definition of sexual assault varies from state to state, the definition of sexual assault in Alaska is the unwanted touching or penetration from one individual to another. Alaska statute defines penetration as genital intercourse or intrusion, however slight, of an object into another part of a person’s body. As this definition is a generalization of the statute, it is important to seek out the counsel at Dattan Law to determine possible defenses to your alleged crime or to determine if you’ve been a victim of such crime.
Contact Our Office To Speak With An Assault Crimes Lawyer
Call (907) 276-8008 or email our Anchorage law office for a confidential consultation with an experienced Anchorage criminal defense lawyer.
The law office of Dattan Scott Dattan is here to ensure that your case is handled by an experienced team of assault crime attorneys. Our firm also provide services in Wasilla, Palmer, Fairbanks, and other neighboring areas.
Contact our Anchorage attorneys who specialize in assault crimes now. Take the guessing game out of trying to determine whether you’ll receive time for your charge.