Assault with intent to commit great bodily harm (GBH) less than murder is a felony. The prosecutor must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt: the defendant attempted to physically injure another person; at the time, the defendant had the ability to cause the injury (or the plaintiff believed the defendant had that ability), and the defendant intended to cause great bodily harm; actual harm is not necessary to prove this offense.
A great bodily harm injury is one that caused impairment of a body function or internal injury, serious burns or severe cuts, poisoning, or multiple puncture wounds. This form of assault can result in up to 10 years in prison and a 5,000 fine. There are a number of possible defenses to Assault with the intent to do GBH, including: self defense/protection or defense of others, consent, accident, lack of intent, and reasonable doubt. Other Assaultive Defenses include . . . Click Here
If you have been charged with an Assault GBH crime in the Oakland, Wayne or Macomb County communities of Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Warren, Troy, Rochester Hills, Farmington Hills or any surrounding area and want the best defense, call Michigan Criminal Attorney Barton Morris at (248) 541-2600. Recently voted Top Attorney in Metro Detroit for 2012 and 2013 in Criminal Defense.