Assaults, felony and misdemeanor, are often the result of verbal arguments that got out of control. If the assault involves a family member, the case becomes much more serious. A conviction for assault on a family member (girlfriend, roommate, cousin etc..) can result in the prohibition of the client from owning or possessing ammunition or a firearm under federal law. A second offense for assault on a family member, even years later, can be charged as a felony. Assaults are crimes where there are many potential defenses ranging from: it didn’t happen to self defense. I have experience in trying these types of cases and pressing for dismissals from the State and where appropriate, from the Grand Jury.