Self-Defense Michigan Lawyer
If you acted in self-defense and were still charged with a crime call Boria Law (734) 453-7806.
It may seem like you could tell the police your side of the story and you wouldn’t be charged with a crime. Unfortunately, more times than not, that is not the case.
Many times police will make an arrest without even speaking to you. Other times police will make a split decision to arrest you over someone else just because they decide to side with the other party even though the officer didn’t see anything.
Once you are in court you might think that the prosecuting attorney would listen to you and dismiss the charges against you, but again they refuse to.
Self-defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria has seen cases where a witness recants the statements they made to police and the prosecution still goes forward with the charges.
Luckily for our clients, we have won countless self-defense cases all over the state of Michigan which has included cases where our clients were facing gun charges, felony assault charges, domestic violence and more.
Call (734) 453-7806 today to speak with criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria
Assault Charges in Michigan
In any assault and battery case the prosecution must be able to prove:
1. That you intended to threaten a person with an offensive touching,
2. That you hade the ability to offensively touch that person, and
3. You put the person in fear of the offensive touching,
4. Or you actually did touch the person, and
5. You did not have their permission
Other assault and battery crimes may require that you have a weapon to be charged with the offense of that you cause some kind of injury to be charged with the offense.
The prosecution, not you, must prove each element of every offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecution cannot prove even one of the elements of the crime mentioned above you must be found not guilty.
You do not have to prove that you acted in self-defense either. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were not acting in self-defense. If the prosecution cannot meet their burden then you must be found not guilty.
Michigan Self-Defense Lawyer
If you believe that you have wrongly been charged with a crime and that you were acting in self-defense then you need to contact self-defense criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation. (734) 453-7806.