Assault in Michigan is a serious criminal offense. Don’t try to take on the police, prosecutors, and judges by your self. Hire an experienced lawyer before going into court. If you have been charged with assault and batter contact Michigan assault lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.
Attorney Aaron J. Boria has obtained multiple not guilty verdicts and outright dismissals for domestic violence, assault and battery, and even felonious assault.
Assault in Michigan
Assault is a criminal offense in the state of Michigan. Assault can be charged as a misdemeanor criminal offense but it can also be charged as a felony offense if a weapon was alleged to be used or an injury was made to the complaining witness. Penalties for an assault conviction can range from a 93-day misdemeanor (meaning you could serve up to 93 days in the county jail) or even up to years in prison for a felony assault conviction.
In order to be convicted of an assault crime the prosecuting attorney must be able to prove that you either touched another person in an inappropriate manner or threatened to touch another person in an inappropriate manner and it was your intent to do so.
Michigan Assault Lawyer
There are many ways to defend against a criminal assault charge. In many cases the complainant was the initial aggressor and you acted in self-defense but were still charged with a crime. If you were acting in lawful self-defense, and the jury agrees, then you have an absolute defense to the charge against you and must be found not guilty.
It is also possible that you were lawfully defending someone against an aggressor. For example, if you came to the aid of another person who was being assaulted and you defended that person and ended up being charged with a crime then you have a defense to that crime and should be found not guilty. Attorney Boria had a case where his client came to the aid of his wife who was being grabbed by another man. His client punched the other man knocking him to the ground and the client ended up getting charged with assault. At trial the jury agreed that Boria’s client was acting in the defense of his wife and found him not guilty.
Another common defense is accident. If you never intended to come into contact with a person but did accidentally then you are not guilty of assault. For example, Attorney Boria had a case where it was alleged his client intentionally ran his ex-girlfriend over with his truck when in fact it was an accident. The jury in that case found our client not guilty.
Consent is a common defense as well. Most juries are reluctant to convict someone who was a mutual combatant. We see mutual combatants a lot in bar fights where two people agree that they want to fight each other and do exactly that.
Call Michigan Criminal Assault Lawyer
If you have been charged with a crime contact Michigan criminal assault lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.
We have the experience, we know the law, and we fight for your rights to protect your future.