Accused of Domestic Assault in St. Louis or St. Charles?

Domestic Assault / Domestic Violence Criminal Charges

Domestic Assault cases are some of the most incorrectly over charged crimes that carry a substantial amount of weight. The majority of domestic assault charges are very minor disputes between spouses, partners, and family members but the cops are called and someone is charged with Domestic Assault.

Domestic Assault cases in Missouri are often one of the most misunderstood areas in the law because of the stigma associated with the concept of domestic violence and abuse, but also because of the State’s interest in prosecuting it to the fullest. Unlike typical assault charges, domestic assault carries with it specific elements and has unique consequences.

James Krupp, founding attorney at Krupp Law Firm

James Krupp, with over 30 years of experience practicing law in the State of Missouri, has a deep understanding of personal injury, criminal, and other legal matters. As a lifelong St. Louis resident, James is dedicated to helping people in all kinds of legal situations by working closely with his clients and obtaining outstanding results. With his extensive legal background and compassionate approach, James is a valuable asset for anyone facing domestic assault charges.

Clients have praised James Krupp for his excellent representation, stating that he is "a kind and understanding person to deal with" and "well connected, highly educated and able to help quickly." By choosing Krupp Law Firm for your domestic assault case, you'll be working with an attorney who is not only knowledgeable and experienced but also genuinely cares about the outcome of your case.

Ryan Krupp is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney with a background in both the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. Having appeared in court on behalf of the State of Missouri and Kansas in the criminal prosecution of domestic violence, assault, drug cases, SVU cases, juvenile offenders, and other felonies and misdemeanors, Ryan brings invaluable experience to your domestic assault case.

As someone born and raised in St. Louis and an alumnus of Marquette High School and Missouri Baptist University, Ryan is passionate about using his winning mindset to help people and ensure justice. His experience in prosecuting domestic violence cases, combined with his dedication to his clients, makes him an ideal attorney to represent those accused of domestic assault.

Ryan Krupp's courtroom success is evident in his numerous victories, such as securing an acquittal for a St. Louis County man facing criminal charges after a two-day trial. When you work with Krupp Law Firm, you can expect an attorney like Ryan to diligently examine your case, identify any discrepancies or weaknesses in the evidence, and fight for the best possible outcome.

Don't let domestic assault charges ruin your life. Trust the experienced and compassionate attorneys at Krupp Law Firm to defend your rights and help you navigate the complexities of your case. With their unique values, dedication to their clients, and proven track record, you can be confident that you're in good hands with Krupp Law Firm.

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Missouri Domestic Assault Charges

Many times those who are accused of domestic assault don’t know where to start and don’t know how to best approach their case and deal with the consequences it has, not only on their own lives but the lives of their children or oftentimes significant other. It is important that you have someone on your side who is experienced in domestic assault cases. At the Krupp Law Firm, we have are experienced in this area of law and know how to approach your unique case.

Domestic Assault First Degree

Also known as Domestic Violence, First Degree.

B to A Felony

In Missouri, a person commits the offense of domestic assault in the first degree if he or she attempts to kill or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to a domestic victim, as the term “domestic victim” is defined by Missouri Law.

The offense of domestic assault in the first degree is a class B felony unless in the course thereof the person inflicts serious physical injury on the victim, in which case it is a class A felony. Serious injury can include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, or severe physical assault.

Domestic Assault Second Degree

Also known as Domestic Violence, Second Degree.

D Felony

In Missouri, a person commits the offense of domestic assault in the second degree if the act involves a domestic victim, as the term “domestic victim” is defined by Missouri law, and he or she:

  • Knowingly causes physical injury to the domestic victim by any means, including but not limited to,
    • use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument,
    • or by choking or strangulation;
  • or recklessly causes serious physical injury to the domestic victim;
  • or recklessly causes physical injury to the domestic victim by means of any deadly weapon.

Domestic Assault Third Degree

Also known as Domestic Violence, Third Degree.

E Felony

A person commits the offense of domestic assault in the third degree if he or she attempts to cause physical injury or knowingly causes physical pain or illness to a domestic victim, as the term “domestic victim” is defined under Missouri law.

The offense of domestic assault in the third degree is a class E felony.

Domestic Assault Fourth Degree

Also known as Domestic Violence, Fourth Degree.

A Misdemeanor to E Felony

A person commits the offense of domestic assault in the fourth degree if the act involves a domestic victim, as the term “domestic victim” is defined under Missouri law and;

  • The person attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury, physical pain, or illness to such domestic victim;
  • with criminal negligence, the person causes physical injury to such domestic victim by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
  • the person purposely places such domestic victim in the apprehension of immediate physical injury by any means;
  • the person recklessly engages in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to such domestic victim;
  • the person knowingly causes physical contact with such domestic victim knowing he or she will regard the contact as offensive;
  • or the person knowingly attempts to cause or causes the isolation of such domestic victim by unreasonably and substantially restricting or limiting his or her access to other persons, telecommunication devices, or transportation for the purpose of isolation.

Domestic Assault Repeat Offender

The offense of domestic assault in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor unless the person has previously been found guilty

  • of the offense of domestic assault,
  • of any assault offense under the domestic assault chapter,
  • or of any offense against a domestic victim committed in violation of any county or municipal ordinance in any state, any state law, any federal law, or any military law which if committed in this state two or more times would be a violation of this section, in which case it is a class E felony.

The offenses described above may be against the same domestic victim or against different domestic victims.

Domestic Assault Frequently Asked Questions

Krupp Law Firm Can Help You

Seek help, as early as possible. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available at 1−800−799−7233.

Domestic Assault charges are often misunderstood, and you may have a great defense, but especially in these cases compared to other cases, having domestic assault attorneys on your side early is important to prevent harsh and unnecessary consequences in the future.

You should seek to hire someone who has experience in the field, who has built up domestic violence cases on the other side by prosecuting those cases, who has handled many different scenarios of domestic violence accusations, and who has tried and won domestic assault cases. We’re confident that you will find that here at the Krupp Law Firm.

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