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Assault & Battery

Trusted Michigan Assault and Battery Criminal Defense Attorney for Over 35 Years

Assault and battery are two charges that carry heavy penalties and can stain your criminal record for the rest of your life. These crimes relate to the threatening of a person with violence and the physical act of committing that violence. While the two crimes occur regularly together, it is important to recognize that they are, in fact, two separate crimes, and you can be charged with either or both depending on the circumstances.

Convictions for these violent crimes carry with them jail or prison sentences, heavy fees, and will prevent you from seeking employment, retaining custody of your children, and other hardships. If you have been or are about to be charged with assault and/or battery, you need to have the best defense team you can find to help beat the charges.

Over Three Decades of Defending Metro Detroit Residents in Assault and Battery Cases

Our Farmington Hills Law Firm has been defending Metro Detroit residents in assault and battery cases for over 35 years. We have the experience you need to stay out of jail with your reputation intact. We know that these cases are never as cut and dry as law enforcement would like the court to believe. We fully investigate the incident, both the events prior and during, to build a complete timeline to build the best defense possible.

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Time is critical when facing any criminal charge. To protect your rights and build the best case, you need the right team to help guide you through the legal hurdles set up to take your money, reputation, and freedom. Call us today, and we will help you fight back.

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Misdemeanor and Felony Assault and Battery Punishments in Michigan

Depending on many factors, a prosecutor will look at your case either as a misdemeanor or a felony. The latter carries with it very severe punishments, including up to 20 years in prison. When assessing your case, a prosecutor will look for any prior convictions of crimes, especially those of a violent nature. If you are deemed a repeat offender, you can expect the courts to seek stricter punishment. Felony charges are almost always pursued when the assault was committed against a public employee, like police officers, public utility workers, emergency personnel, and government officials. Assault and battery are routinely filed on people who were deemed to be resisting arrest to compound the punishment for the original offense. If you have been charged with an assault or battery, you must quickly contact a criminal defense attorney to begin the process of mitigating the consequences of a potential conviction.