The charge of assault in Minnesota can be used to describe various levels of circumstances, severity, and potential outcomes.
Assaults can be charged as a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or a felony. There are also several different levels of severities with in each level of charge.
A charge of 1st degree felony assault in Minnesota is a serious charge with serious consequences (up to 20 years in jail, a fine of $30,000, or both).
This is very different than being charged with a misdemeanor 5th degree assault which has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
It is also important to understand that being charged with a crime is not a conviction, and not everyone who is convicted will face the maximum penalty.
As always, it’s important to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable on the charge of assault. It’s important that a defendant understands their rights, the charge, and gets trusted advice. Midwest Bonding and its agents can refer to a qualified attorney if asked.
Usually, when a person is charged with assault they have to wait in jail until their arraignment.
The county attorney will use this time to write up a report outlining the charges against the defendant.
Usually, at the arraignment, the judge will determine the conditions of release based on things such as a defendant’s risk to the public, the defendant’s criminal history, and the defendant’s likelihood of returning to court. Often times a judge will put conditions on the release in addition to the posting of bail or bond.
One such common condition of release is a “no contact order”. It is important that the defendant understands that a no-contact order means exactly that, no contact by text, social media, or through a 3rd party.
This order is far-reaching and the defendant should consult with their attorney to understand all aspects of the defendant’s release.
Bail is often a condition of the release. This is when you would contact Midwest Bonding so we can guide you through the process of posting bond.
Every county handles bail and release process differently. In some counties in takes a few minutes to be released and in some counties it can take all day.
Sometimes a defendant just has to post bail and sometimes the judge orders the defendant to be put in supervised release programs or be connected to expensive equipment that is often an additional cost to the defendant.
Again, each and every circumstance can be different. This is why it is important that you contact a knowledgeable and experienced bail bond company like Midwest Bonding.
Midwest Bonding has qualified professionals all throughout Minnesota and we offer affordable financing and easy qualifications to help get a defendant out of jail as fast and as easy as possible.