If you are facing assault charges, do not delay to seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney. This is a complicated area of the law, since there is a very fine line between a threat made in the heat of anger and a criminal assault charge.

Criminal Law Wilmington is here to help. Wilmington assault charges attorney Michelle Sparrow is a former prosecutor with in-depth knowledge of the tactics police officers use to persuade individuals into “working with them” and providing “voluntary” statements. You need to remember, though, that the police are not on your side, no matter how kind they may seem. Police officers want your cooperation because it will make their job much easier in the long run if you confess.

The adage that “everything you say can and will be used against you” is certainly true. Any statement may be taken completely out of context, and if you say it to police, it is certainly possible that it will come back to haunt you later.

We believe in devoting ample time and resources to each case. We started this firm to offer aggressive criminal defense for clients, protecting them from illegal police tactics and making sure that the charges fit the crime. We carefully investigate the evidence obtained against our clients, working hard to protect their constitutional rights. Contact us today to find out more about our criminal defense services.



For more than 15 years, Criminal Law Wilmington has vigorously defended clients charged with serious crimes like assault. Part of the firm’s success comes from a familiarity with the local courts and the role they play in the larger criminal justice system. That knowledge also extends to the workings of the police themselves. Unfortunately, some police officers obtain evidence through deceptive, unconstitutional or illegal methods. You have rights, and an aggressive criminal defense attorney will help you protect them. We are here to help effectively defend you against a wide range of serious assault allegations, including:

  • Simple assault
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault on a female
  • Affrays, including bar fights
  • Assault on a law enforcement or government official
  • Assault by pointing a gun/assault by firearm
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault inflicting serious injury
  • Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury
  • Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill
  • Assault by strangulation
  • Probation violations


Criminal Law Wilmington will defend you, protect your rights and, when appropriate, challenge the evidence obtained against you. We focus our initial investigation on determining if the circumstances of the arrest violated the law or your constitutional rights. It may be possible to have charges against you reduced or dismissed outright if your rights were violated.


felony or misdemeanor conviction will change your life forever, ultimately affecting your future educational opportunities, employment prospects and housing choices. If you have been convicted in the past, it may still be possible to prevent further consequences by seeking an expungement.

Whether you have been charged with assault or there is an order/warrant out for your arrest, contact our law firm today to learn more about protecting your rights and defending yourself against these serious criminal allegations.

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