The number one goal for your assault case? Avoid jail time.
Michael Avioli is a criminal defense attorney renowned for his work in assault cases in St. Louis. Assault is defined as an act that creates an apprehension in anther of an imminent, harmful, or offensive contact. The act consists of a threat of harm accompanied by an apparent, present ability to carry out that threat. If that threat is indeed carried out as harmful or offensive touching of another, it is then considered battery.
Assault and battery are often colloquially used interchangeably, but they are distinct crimes.
Avioli Law defends clients charged with domestic abuse, domestic assault, bar room fights, sporting event altercations. It is our goal to effectively prepare cases for trial, depose witnesses, challenge evidence of prosecutors, and most importantly, avoid jail time.