Superior & Duluth Assault Lawyer

If you have been accused of assault or think you may be, it is imperative that you seek assistance from an experienced and dedicated assault lawyer as soon as possible. Don’t risk your future, in Minnesota and Wisconsin assault could mean prison time and thousands in fines. Kevin Cornwell has deep experience in directly and aggressively fighting Assault and Battery charges brought against his clients in the Duluth and Superior area, often leading to dismissals or reduced charges. Don’t take a chance when it comes to your defense, contact us today.

Common Assault Penalties in Minnesota

  • First-degree assault in Minnesota is a felony and carries up to 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.
  • Second-degree assault involves the use of a dangerous weapon and could lead to 10 years in prison if physical harm is caused, and even if no physical harm was caused you could still face 7 years in prison.
  • Third Degree Assault could result in 5 years in prison and fines totaling $10,000.
  • Fourth Degree assault can lead to up $3,000 in fines and 1 year in jail or can be a felony under limited circumstances.
  • Fifth Degree Assault is usually a misdemeanor but could still result in 90 days in jail, but, depending on prior convictions can be a gross misdemeanor or even a felony.

Common Assault Penalties in Wisconsin

  • Class E Felony Battery in Wisconsin can lead to 15 years in prison and a total of $50,000 in fines and involves a subtle difference between great bodily harm and bodily harm.
  • Class H Felony Battery can lead to 6 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
  • Class I Felony Battery could result in 3.5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.


Assault carries serious potential consequences in both Duluth and Superior.  Ensure you have an assault lawyer who has the experience and dedication to build a defense around the unique circumstances of your assault charge. Don’t face the prosecution alone, let a determined Duluth-Superior assault lawyer work aggressively against the prosecution to get you positive results. Contact Cornwell Criminal Law today.



Service Areas:

  • Duluth, Minnesota
  • Superior, Wisconsin
  • Cloquet, Minnesota
  • St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • Carlton County, Minnesota
  • Douglas County, Wisconsin