Assault in the 1st Degree

Skilled Birmingham Assault in the First Degree Defense Attorney Taking a Practical and Effective Approach to Defending Against Assault Crimes

When you find yourself facing charges for Assault in the First Degree, it’s crucial to have a reliable Birmingham Assault in the First Degree Defense Attorney on your side. At The Stoves Law Firm, we bring a wealth of experience, spanning over 25 years in criminal defense, to help you navigate through the complex legal proceedings. Under the Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-6-20, the crime of Assault in the First Degree is defined with these specific elements:

  • Intentionally causing serious physical injury to another person
  • Using a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument while committing the assault
  • Causing physical injury to any person while intending to cause serious physical injury to a particular person

Assault in the First Degree, also known as Assault with a Deadly Weapon, is a Class B felony. As a Class B felony, it carries with it the potential for serious consequences like a lengthy prison sentence and hefty fines and court costs. It is important to have the assistance of an experienced defense attorney when facing dangerous charges like these.

What are the Best Defenses to Assault Cases?

  • Self-Defense: The claim that the defendant was protecting themselves or others from imminent physical harm. This defense requires evidence that the defendant believed the use of force was necessary to avoid the threat.
  • Lack of Intent: If it can be proven that the defendant did not intend to cause harm, this may be a viable defense. This often involves demonstrating that the injuries were accidental or a result of miscommunication.
  • Insufficient Evidence: In some cases, the prosecution may not have enough solid evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the assault. Here, the job of the defense attorney is to scrutinize the evidence and highlight its weaknesses.

The Stoves Law Firm, with over 25 years of experience defending clients accused of Assault, knows the high bar that the prosecution must meet to convict you. They must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. We also know what it takes to keep the prosecution from meeting that very high burden. Let The Stoves Law Firm find you reasonable doubt for a reasonable price.

Have you been charged with Assault in the First Degree?

If you or a loved one has recently been arrested and is facing charges of Assault in the First Degree, it is critical to act swiftly and secure qualified legal representation. The Stoves Law Firm stands ready to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome for your case. With over 25 years of experience in criminal defense, we have the knowledge and the dedication to fight for your rights.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and help you understand your options. Contact us today at (205) 823-7233 or fill out our online contact form here to schedule your consultation.

Let the proven track record and experience of The Stoves Law Firm guide you through this challenging time. We are committed to providing comprehensive, effective, and compassionate legal defense for our clients. Let us find your reasonable doubt for a reasonable price.

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Unfortunately I received my 2nd DUI but Jay as able to get it handled for me. His fees were reasonable and he did a great job

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