Assault defense lawyer results
Our client had been accused of stabbing a victim in the hand. The prosecutor charged out client with felonious assault, a 4-year felony as mentioned above. There were eyewitnesses that were willing to testify to the assault against our client. There were also witnesses that were willing to testify against the assault by our client.
After conducting discovery, interviewing witnesses, and appearing in court we secured an excellent result for our client. On the eve of the preliminary exam the prosecutor agreed to drop the charges to misdemeanor assault with a promise of only 1-year probation and no jail time.
Aggravated assault in Michigan is a misdemeanor criminal offense. The maximum punishment is up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000.00 fine. Of course probation or a combination of jail and probation is always a possibility.
Michigan Aggravated Assault is assault without a weapon with less than the intent to commit murder of commit great bodily harm.
If a weapon is involved the defendant could face felonious assault charges. Felonious assault is punishable up to four years in jail and up to a $2,000.00 fine.
Felonious assault is also assault without the intent to commit murder or to commit great bodily harm.
Assault with the intent to commit great bodily harm
If the prosecution can prove that the defendant intended to commit great bodily harm then the Defendant could be facing up to ten years in jail and a fine of $10,000.00.
Assault with the intent to murder
Assault with the intent to murder is punishable by life in prison. Lawyers often abbreviate this as AWIM.
Assault defense lawyer
Aaron J. Boria is a criminal defense lawyer that fights for client’s rights charged with assault. There are many defenses to assault. Often, there is an issue with intent. Witnesses may lie for a friend or for a self-motivated reason. A defensive fight often results in criminal charges against the wrong person.