Established Michigan Criminal Defense Firm Represents Clients Accused of Assault and Battery
Seasoned Detroit lawyers protect your rights in the criminal justice system
Assault is an attempt to inflict physical injury on another person while battery is the actual infliction of harm. Michigan law combines these charges when the attempt to injure is realized. If you’ve been charged with assault and battery, you need to seek legal counsel right away. At our Detroit law firm, Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan, we draw on more than 30 years of experience representing Michigan residents facing assault and battery charges. We provide an aggressive defense to people accused of these and other violent crimes.
Proven advocates defend clients facing all levels of assault and battery charges
The most serious penal consequences of an assault and battery come when felony charges are involved. In Michigan, an assault and battery charge can be prosecuted as a felony when the act is allegedly committed with:
- A dangerous weapon
- The intent to cause great bodily harm
- The intent to cause the death of another person
- The intent to commit another felony
In addition, assault and battery may be charged as a felony when it’s committed against certain populations, including pregnant women, EMS personnel and police officers. A defendant with prior assault convictions may also face felony charges. Our defense attorneys may be able to reduce a felony charge to a misdemeanor or to secure an acquittal in a trial to enable you to avoid the severe consequences of a conviction.
The potential legal penalties depend on the circumstances. Assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder, may be punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Assault with intent to rob and steal may result in a life sentence if the crime was committed with a dangerous weapon.
Both simple and aggravated assault and battery are often charged as misdemeanors if the accused did not use a dangerous weapon. But these charges must be taken seriously: conviction can result in one year behind bars, plus fines and probation.
At Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan, our legal team vigorously defends your legal rights when you face these serious charges. We will employ all possible legal strategies to build a strong defense that keeps you out of jail. Whatever assault and battery charges you face, you can trust us to serve as tireless advocates on your behalf.
Contact an accomplished Michigan criminal defense attorney
If you have been accused of assault and battery, you’ll find a strong legal advocate at Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan. Our main office is located in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit but we are also available to meet you in Taylor, Southfield and Royal Oak. For a free consultation, call 313-329-5847 or contact us online.