Assault with a Dangerous Weapon is also referred to as Felonious Assault in Michigan. A conviction for felonious assault is no joke; the maximum penalty is punishable by 4 years in state prison and a fine of $2,000.00.
If you have been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon contact criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today (734) 453-7806.
Criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria, has obtained dismissals, not guilty verdicts, and reductions on numerous felonious assault charges and saved countless defendants from lengthy jail sentences.
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Michigan
All crimes are made up of elements. The prosecuting attorney must be able to prove each and every element beyond a reasonable doubt. If every element cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt you must be found not guilty. Also, even if the prosecutor has proven each and every element of Felonious Assault beyond a reasonable doubt but you present a defense, such as self-defense, you should still be found not guilty.
Felonious Assault in Michigan
The elements of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Michigan are
1. The defendant attempts to commit a battery on a person or tries to make a person believe that they are about to be battered,
2. The defendant intended to put the person in fear that they were about to be battered; and,
3. the defendant had the ability to batter the person; and,
4. the assault must have been made with gun, revolver, pistol, knife, iron bar, club, brass knuckles, or other dangerous weapon, but without reaching the level of intent to commit murder.
Woman Attacks Neighbors with Sword
Simone Nicole Bruce was accused of attacking her neighbors with a sword after drinking too much alcohol and watching Braveheart. She was swinging the sword around in the street and when her neighbors tried to leave in their car. She then chased the neighbors in the street and stuck the rear quarter panel with the sword.
She plead guilty to a charge similar to Michigan’s Felonious Assault law. The judge who took her plea stated, “I will take your plea but will not take your freedom,” and sentenced her to 18 months probation.
Michigan Felonious Assault Lawyer
If you have been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon you need a Michigan Felonious Assault Lawyer. Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria fights for his clients. We have successfully had felony assault charges dismissed. Contact Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, today (734) 453-7806.