Our client was charged with felonious assault in Allen Park Michigan at the 24th District Court by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office. If convicted, she could face a maximum possible penalty of for up to 4 years in prison and a fine $2,000.00, or both.
It was alleged that our client was arguing with her ex boyfriend’s girlfriend over a child she shares custody with. It was alleged that our client had a knife and tried to attack the female. Our client admittedly denied the allegations.
We successfully negotiated the 4 year felonious assault charge down to a 93 day misdemeanor. Our client will likely not do any time in the county jail and will likely be sentenced to a short probation term.
Felony Assault in Michigan
A felonious assault by itself occurs when a (1) a suspect commits or attempts to touch another person in a way that would cause that person to reasonably believe that they would be battered; (2), that the suspect intended to batter the person or intended for the person to believe that they would be battered; (3), the suspect had the ability to batter that person; and (4), the suspect assaults the other person with a gun, revolver, pistol, knife, iron bar, club, brass knuckles, or other dangerous weapon without intending to commit murder or to inflict great bodily harm less than murder.
Felonious Assault Defense Lawyer
An assault cannot happen by accident. The alleged victim must reasonably believe that defendant will batter them. The person accused of felonious assault must have wanted the other person to believe that they would be battered. The person accused of felonious assault must have had the ability to cause a battery. The defendant must have also had a weapon in order to the crime to amount to the felony charge. There are many ways to disprove a Felony Assault in Michigan.
When all else fails a good lawyer, such as in this case, can negotiate a lesser charge that results in the client saving the threat of years in state prison and thousands of dollars.
If you have been charged with a felonious assault or some other crime contact criminal defense lawyer Aaron J. Boria today. We fight for our clients, we protect your rights, and above all else – we get results! Call us for a free consultation today (734) 453-7806.