Michigan Assault & Battery Lawyers
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Since many assault and battery cases end up going to trial, when you are selecting an attorney to represent you, it is recommended that you find one with extensive trial experience. Our Michigan assault and battery attorneys, conveniently located in Royal Oak, have over 20 years of experience handling all manner of criminal defense cases, and always work as a team to structure the defense that is best for the client. When you work with us, you get dedicated legal counsel that makes you a top priority.
We know that these charges have the potential to affect:
- Your livelihood
- Your reputation
- Future prospects
You are more than just a case number, and we treat every case with the seriousness it deserves.
What Is Assault & 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 did not 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.
Our Assault and Battery Attorneys Know the Law Inside & Out
At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, we aggressively research and stay up to date on all the current laws associated with assault and battery, and we know how these cases are prosecuted in Michigan.
Why Choose Us?
- Our criminal defense team in Royal Oak 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 does not define an individual, and we are driven to help people move forward with their lives in a positive way.
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What Sets The Law Offices of Barton Morris Apart?
Over Two Decades of Legal Experience Within A Variety of Practice Areas
We’ll Tackle Even The Most Challenging Cases & Refuse To Back Down
We Have a Successful Track-Record Obtaining Favorable Outcomes For Our Clients
Our Seasoned Trial Lawyers Aren’t Afraid To Go To Court & Fight For Your Rights
From Our Clients
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Stop your Google search, pick up the phone and retain the services of the best criminal defense team in the state of Michigan. When you hire Barton Morris to represent you, you should be confident in knowing that the lawyers on his team will fight for your legal rights in every way possible. Mr. Morris and his associates legal knowledge is unsurpassed bar none. Although my case was unique, having been on the lam for sixteen years, Mr. Morris was able to prove that the lack of evidence was detrimental to the prosecution and all charges were dismissed. Mr. Morris happened to be the second lawyer that I contacted. The first lawyer said he would take my case for a $10K retainer fee and that I had a long road ahead of me. The next day, I contacted Mr. Morris and knew from our first conversation that I was in good hands with his representation. Stop shopping around and hire Barton Morris today!