Assault & Interpersonal Charges
It’s a fact that most altercations never result in an assault charge. The parties involved may go their separate ways, resolve their difference, or just avoid bringing in the law. But when the police and/or prosecutors become involved with an assault charge or some other crime against another, the defendant can face months or years in prison, a criminal record that will follow him or her, and court costs and fines. A finding of guilt may also pave the way for a costly civil case against the defendant.
With all this at stake, it is important to work with a zealous and fearless criminal defense attorney who will put your strongest defense forward in your case, negotiate with prosecutors and police, and defend your freedom and interests. Criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Meridith Clymer has the experience and skills to fight the charges against you and work towards the best possible outcome of your case.
Defending Kentucky Clients on all Assault Charges and Other Interpersonal Criminal Charges
Criminal defense attorney Meridith Clymer defends clients charged with the following types of assault crimes/crimes against others:
- Wanton Endangerment
- Criminal Abuse
- Terrorristic Threatening
- Violation of EPO/DVO
DON’T FIGHT ASSAULT OR OTHER INTERPERSONAL CRIMINAL CHARGES ON YOUR OWN
Assault and other interpersonal charges can be difficult to prove in Kentucky, as they often come down to questions of eyewitness testimony regarding who instigated an altercation, whether the defendant took the alleged action at all, and, if so, whether the defendant was justified in taking the action (e.g., self-defense).
Because of this, police officers, investigators, and prosecutors may try to discourage you from speaking with a lawyer in the hopes you will tell them what they want to hear and make their assault case for them. They may suggest that, by doing so, you might escape liability on the assault charge or that they might “go easy on you.”
The fact of the matter is that you have a constitutional right against self-incrimination and to have a lawyer present during all police questioning on your assault charge, and you never want to give those rights up without speaking to your own lawyer. Meridith Clymer will zealously and fearlessly defend you from illegal and overreaching police investigation tactics from the very start, and force law enforcement and prosecutors to play by the rules in bringing any assault or other interpersonal related charges.
PUTTING YOUR BEST DEFENSE FORWARD IN YOUR ASSAULT OR OTHER INTERPERSONAL CRIMINAL CHARGE
Prosecutors must prove all elements of an assault charge beyond a reasonable doubt before a jury may convict you. This is a very high bar to meet, and Meridith Clymer will present your best arguments for why the prosecutors have failed to do this. Meridith is a former Kentucky prosecutor who herself brought and successfully prosecuted assault charges, and she has the experience and skills to find the weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case, whether it be limited or unreliable physical and testimonial evidence, illegally obtained evidence and confessions, and so on.
If you were acting in self-defense during the alleged incident, or have some other defense including intoxication or duress, Meridith will zealously and fearlessly present your defense to avoid or lessen criminal liability.
Whether through winning a not guilty verdict or reduced sentence, negotiating a favorable plea agreement, or working to end a criminal investigation, Meridith has the skills you want in a criminal defense attorney, and she will put her skills and experience to work for you in fighting the assault charges against you.
CONTACT MERIDITH CLYMER TODAY
If you have been charged with an assault or other interpersonal criminal charge, you could be facing serious criminal penalties. Call defense attorney Meridith Clymer today at (270) 936-6608 or CLICK HERE to begin the process of defending your freedom.