Although an assault lawyer attempts to avoid a criminal trial in most cases, if the charges are upheld and the prosecutor does not agree to a plea bargain, he or she is responsible for defending the client in court. During an assault trial, the defense attorney will attempt to create reasonable doubt to prove that his or her client is not guilty of the offense in question. To do this, attorneys may challenge the legality of a client’s charges, or argue that he or she was acting in self-defense when the offense was committed.
As a result of their legal education and training, assault lawyers are very familiar with the assault laws in a particular area. Due to their vast knowledge of these laws, as well as the legal system in general, such an attorney will not only help craft a strong defense for a client, but also ensure that the client’s rights are protected throughout the case. An experienced assault lawyer may even be able to use his or her knowledge to reduce or eliminate assault charges.
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