Two Options For Defending Yourself Against Assault Charges

Although assault is typically charged as a misdemeanor, being convicted of the crime can still mean jail time, fines, and other problems. To get the case off his or her desk, the prosecutor will likely offer a plea deal, but here are two defenses you can use that may help you avoid a conviction altogether. Show the Threat Wasn't Credible Assault is defined as a verbal or non-verbal threat that causes the recipient to fear he or she will be harmed in some way.