Since many assault and battery cases in Michigan go to trial, when you’re selecting an attorney to represent you, it’s recommended that you find one with extensive trial experience. Our assault and battery attorneys have more than 20 years of experience handling all manner of criminal defense cases, and always work as a team to structure the defense that’s best for our clients. When you work with us, you get dedicated legal counsel that makes you a top priority. Facing an assault and battery charge? Request a free consultation now.
We know that these charges have the potential to affect:
- Your livelihood
- Your reputation
- Future prospects
You’re more than just a case number, and we treat every case with the seriousness it deserves.
What Is Assault and Battery in Michigan?
Assault and battery charges result from the unlawful touching of one individual by another. More specifically, “battery” refers to the actual touching of the individual and “assault” refers to the real and immediate threat of battery. Assault and battery charges can even include situations in which an object is thrown at an individual. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may be facing misdemeanor or felony charges.
Felonious assault refers to assault that involves a dangerous weapon, such as a knife, gun, or another weapon. In order to obtain a conviction, prosecutors are required to prove every element of felonious assault beyond a reasonable doubt.
You will want an Michigan assault and battery attorney willing to explore all of your options, including defense strategies like:
- Defense of others
- Defense of property
The most common defense strategy is that of self-defense, and the defendant must prove that there was a threat of unlawful harm against them, that they genuinely perceived that harm would come to them, that they didn’t provoke the other individual, and that there was no reasonable chance to retreat from the situation. Your assault and battery defense attorney will work with you to determine what defense strategy is best for your situation.
Why Choose Us?
- Our criminal defense team always invests time in getting to know our clients, enabling us to provide the kind of personalized representation our clients need.
- Unlike a lot of other law firms, we see our clients as people, and not as case numbers.
- We also firmly believe that one mistake doesn’t define an individual, and we’re driven to help people move forward with their lives in a positive way.