This can include bar fights, domestic fights, roommate fights, robberies, and aggravated assaults or attempted murder cases. In the heat of the moment our minds can have trouble remembering things clearly. Our vision can actually be effected. Our sense of time and space is altered. Witnesses may think they hear or see things that aren't there. Injuries may be exaggerated. And you end up in handcuffs and facing charges for a violent crime.
Now you're facing an assault charge and you need a lawyer. You want to hire someone who can not only advise you about the potential ways in which the case can effect your future, but you also want an attorney who takes a skilled and aggressive approach to truly investigating the allegations. Whether it is due to laziness or ignorance, far too many attorneys refuse to conduct their own investigation. A proper, thorough independent investigation may include visiting the location of the alleged assault, interviewing witnesses, identifying witnesses overlooked by police or prosecutors, and securing any audio, video or photographic evidence of the alleged assault or the immediate aftermath. If you're charged with assault, you will not find lazy or inept representation at the Justin C. Harris Law Firm.
Assault cases can prohibit you from being within a certain distance of some people, and can even result in you not being allowed to continue to live in your own home for a period of time. Most branches of the United States Military refuse persons with assault cases. Some outcomes, even ones that avoid final convictions, can effect your right to own or possess a firearm or even ammunition. Assault convictions, or even allegations, can result in eviction from your home. Even if you are not convicted of the offense, some cases may not ever be sealed or withheld from public records. Additionally, regardless of your immigration status, or even your citizenship, your freedom of movement around the world can be limited. Some foreign countries will not even allow you to visit for a vacation with certain convictions related to assault.