Alaska Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference "My job is to educate my client on how the state and federal law works and build a successful defense." - Steve Wells, Founding Attorney

Anchorage Assault Lawyer

Have you been charged with assault? Call the firm for solid defense!

You can be charged with assault if you intentionally or recklessly physically harm someone else or cause that person to fear you will do so. The crime can be classified as a misdemeanor assault or a felony assault. The jurisdiction of where the crime occurred will determine the exact definition. This is one reason why it's important to hire a skilled Anchorage criminal defense attorney who knows the various laws that apply in different jurisdictions.

The Law Offices of Steve M. Wells has 23 years of successful experience defending individuals who have been charged with assault. Attorney Steve M. Wells himself has been included in the 2017 edition of Alaska Super Lawyers®, a strong testament of his abilities and accomplishments. When you view some of our wins, you will see what we mean by results. We aggressively work to protect your rights and strive to create a defense that can lead to charges dismissed, reduced or an acquittal.

Overview of Various Assault Crimes in Alaska

Some of the variations of the crime of assault include:

  • Assault and Battery – Each of these is a separate crime and each may be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the jurisdiction, the facts of the crime, and how serious the injuries were
  • Sexual Assault – The main component that makes this a crime is that one party did not consent
  • Domestic Assault – This can easily result in the defendant being prosecuted, even if the victim later retracts the accusation
  • Aggravated Assault – Even if the victim was not injured, if a deadly weapon was involved, this is a Class A felony

Penalties for assault range from 60 days in jail to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

Criminal Lawyer for Assault Charges in Anchorage

We know that if you are arrested for assault, you are now largely at the mercy of the judicial court system. Our goal is to ensure that your rights are protected and that justice is fair. Without quality representation, you are at risk. We take the time to work with you one on one, making sure we keep you informed all through the process of what is occurring and what the strategy is. Our experience also provides us the necessary skills to expose any weak points of the prosecution's case, which could result in your charges being dismissed.

Your future is at stake, so contact us as soon as possible to get started.

The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference

Here are a few achievements that set Attorney Steve Wells apart:
  • Founding President of the AACDL

    (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL

    (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • CLE Presenter Nationwide

    (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers)

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “A friend recommended I hire Steve Wells.”


  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”