Self-Defense to Assault

self defense misdemeanor felonious assault

We recently had to defend a young man with no criminal record who had been charged with Felonious Assault.  

This young man had to defense himself (albeit with a kitchen knife) in his own yard from a violent man who lived next door and who had been harassing our client and all of the neighbors in the area.  

This man even attacked our client with gas and fire after our client had defended himself. Suffice to say, given all of the circumstances, once our client was allowed to plea to a misdemeanor, the judge did not give him any time in jail and no probation.  

We were very happy for this client.