Facing an assault and battery charge in Michigan can have serious consequences. A conviction carries harsh penalties, including substantial fines and prison time. If you are facing one of these charges, you need to consult an experienced Michigan Assault & Battery Attorney immediately to protect your rights.
About Assault & Battery Charges in Michigan
Michigan recognizes several assault and battery offenses. Each of these charges carries different potential penalties. Assault and battery charges in Michigan include:
- Domestic Violence – Domestic Violence may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. Penalties for Domestic Violence range from probation to prison.
- Felonious Assault – You may be charged with Felonious aAsault if you commit an assault with a weapon. A conviction of felonious assault carries a fine of up to $4,000 and up to four years in prison.
- Aggravated Assault – Aggravated Assault is a misdemeanor offense that involves assault that led to a serious or aggravated injury. The maximum penalties for conviction include up to $1,000 in fines and up to one year in jail.
- Assault with Intent to Cause Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder (GBH) – You may face this charge if the prosecution believes that you assaulted someone with the intent of causing serious bodily harm, such as the loss of a limb. Possible penalties for conviction include a fine of up to $5,000 and up to 10 years of imprisonment.
Hiring an Assault & Battery Attorney in Michigan
If you have been charged with any type of assault & battery offense, hiring the right attorney is essential. An experienced assault & battery attorney will be able to help you understand how the law applies in your case and make the right decisions every step of the way.
With her many years of experience as a public defender and private criminal defense attorney, Ellen Michaels has developed knowledge and skills that she now uses to help clients facing assault and battery charges to avoid conviction or qualify for the lightest sentence possible.
Contact Ellen K. Michaels and Associates PLLC
If you are facing assault and battery charges, Ellen Michaels is a Michigan attorney who can help. Please contact Ellen K. Michaels and Associates PLLC today to schedule a consultation or learn more.