Policeman, Deputies, and the like have a Peace Officer's License. They are paid by taxpayers to keep the peace. Peace is the whole idea behind criminal laws. People can be charged for breaking one of these laws. If you have been charged with a crime, you have been accused of breaking one of many laws designed to charge and punish people for being unpeaceful. And these crimes can be classified by various degrees. The punishment options for a judge are dependent upon what you are charged with and the degree(severity). Chapter 565 of the Revised Statues of Missouri makes assaulting someone illegal. If you have been charged with Assault, you need a criminal defense lawyer who will work hard to defend you. Call us today for a free consultation.