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Felonious Assault Lawyer

Charged with felonious assault? This is a serious criminal felony in the state of Michigan. Felonious assault can land your in prison for up to 4 years.

Criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria has obtained multiple dismissals and won at trial for clients charged with felonious assault. Call (734) 453-7806 to speak with Aaron J. Boria today.

Felonious Assault Charges

To prove felonious assault the prosecutor must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you attempted to commit a battery (make unwanted contact with someone) or did something that would cause someone to believe they were about to be battered.

The jury would be told that a battery is a forceful or violent touching of the person or something closely connected with the person.

Second, that you either intended to injure someone or to make them fear an immediate battery.

Third, you had the ability to commit a battery, or it appeared to had the ability, or you thought you had the ability.

Finally, that you committed the battery with a dangerous weapon.

A dangerous weapon is an object that is used in a way to cause serious physical injury or death.

Felonious Assault Defense

Common defenses to felonious assault include Accident, which was used in a recent trial we had where our client was accused of trying to assault his girl friend with a knife and then tried to run her over with a car. The jury found our client not guilty.

Defense of self, or self-defense, is probably the most common defense to felonious assault. Another similar defense is the defense of others. This defense is used when you step in to defend another person. Even if it turns out later that person was the initial aggressor it is still a defense.

Defense of property can also be used when you are protecting your stuff.

Every case is different, so your case could have a defense that isn’t mentioned here.

Michigan Felonious Assault lawyer

If you have been charged with felonious assault in Michigan call criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria at (734) 453-7806 or shoot us an email at