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Assault and Violent Crimes

Located in Brainerd, MN, Chuck Halverson has the experience and expertise helping clients get the best results the fact of their case will allow when facing Assault and Violent Crimes charges.

Assault and Violent Crimes in Minnesota

You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

As an experienced Criminal Defense attorney, Chuck Halverson has a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system including a variety of assault and battery charges.

Assault charges may be classified by five levels in Minnesota including:

  • First Degree Assault
  • Second Degree Assault
  • Third Degree Assault
  • Fourth Degree Assault
  • Fifth Degree Assault
  • Fifth Degree Domestic Assault

We will work aggressively to defend your rights against serious assault crimes including:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Fear of bodily harm
  • Stalking
  • Battery
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Spousal abuse
  • Violating a restraining order
  • Drug and alcohol related assault
  • Harassment
  • Terrorist threats
  • Sexual Assault / Sexual Battery
  • Child abuse
  • 911 interference
  • Domestic violence / assault

Did you know?

If you are convicted of assault or a violent crime it could impact your ability to possess a firearm in the future.

Violent Crimes under Minnesota Law

There are various criminal offenses that may be considered violent crimes under Minnesota law. All of these involve the use of force or violence either as the crime itself or aiding in the commission of a crime.

  • First Degree Murder
  • Second Degree Murder
  • Third Degree Murder
  • Attempted Murder
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Weapons and Gun Charges


Chuck Halverson is often asked if he handles Murder or homicide cases. The simple answer is yes. Murder cases are demanding, difficult and come with very high stakes. Chuck Halverson has handled several murder cases, including the most serious crime in the state of Minnesota, First Degree Murder. You can be confident that his experience with these cases is a valuable asset. Understanding how to assess the evidence and prepare for trial is essential, because murder cases rarely settle. Picking a jury in a homicide case is a different and more thorough process than in other criminal cases. A case can be lost in jury selection. You need an attorney who has been through that process before. It is imperative to get a jury that will listen to your theory of the case. Chuck Halverson would not have earned the status of criminal law specialist without having the experience of trying murder cases. You need Chuck Halverson’s experience on your side.

Penalties for Assault in Violent Crimes

Most of assault and violent crimes offenses are classified as felonies. This means that a defendant may face criminal sentencing of anywhere from one year to life in prison, along with heavy fines and other sanctions. A violent crime conviction will remain on your permanent criminal record, which can be accessed by potential landlords, employers, schools and financial institutes. It will also affect your ability to own and possess firearms. There are a number of defense strategies one can use when facing a violent crime case. An experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer will assess your case on an individual basis, interview the key witnesses, consult with experts, determine the best defense tactic to take and ensure that your legal rights are protected before, during and after the court process. Chuck Halverson has a wide range of experience with assault and violent crimes charges with Brainerd and Northern Minnesota clients.

Experience you can count on.

The penalties involved in Assault and Violent Crimes chargers are quite severe. Chuck Halverson is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney with the experience needed to help you get the best results the facts of your case will allow.

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Convictions and Gun Rights

Most convictions for felony level crimes can result in the loss of your privilege to use and possess a firearm even if the felony is not a crime of violence. Furthermore, a person can lose their firearm possession privilege as a result of certain gross misdemeanor level convictions. Those could include crimes committed for the benefit of a gang, harassment and stalking, assaults motivated by bias, false imprisonment, neglect or endangerment of a child, plus many more. Domestic assaults convictions even at the misdemeanor will result in the loss of the privilege to possess a firearm for life. Being subject to an Order for Protection based upon an act of domestic violence makes a person ineligible to possess a firearm. Know and understand what is at stake, and fight for your rights.

Finding Assault and Violent Crimes Help in Brainerd and Beyond

If you, or someone you know, have been charged with an assault / violent crime in Minnesota, you need to retain the services of a qualified, passionate and knowledgeable Criminal Defense attorney who will be your voice in the criminal justice system and who has a successful track record when it comes to fighting violent crime charges in the state of Minnesota. When you face such life-changing consequences, you cannot risk being without trustworthy, aggressive legal representation. At Chuck Halverson Law Office, we are fully prepared to handle your violent crime case. We can provide you with the guidance and legal counsel you need to fight your charges.

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I had EXCELLENT experience working with Chuck and his staff!! They all went above and beyond my expectations! I would highly recommend his services!!!

A.W. - Brainerd, MN

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Brainerd, MN 56401

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