Assault: What Exactly Does It Mean?

Michigan Assault Lawyer Explains the Crime Known As Assault

I am a Michigan Assault Lawyer.  In other words, I am a Michigan criminal defense attorney who specifically concentrates his practice on defending people facing charges that involve elements of Assault, sometimes called Assaultive crimes.  These include AssaultAssault and BatteryAggravated AssaultDomestic Violence (also called Domestic Assault, a variation of Assault and Battery),  Aggravated Domestic ViolenceFelony Domestic ViolenceFelonious AssaultResisting and Obstructing a Police Officer (R&O), Assault With Intent to MaimAssault With Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder, and many others.  As you can see, Assault in Michigan is not only a crime in and of itself; it is also a category of crimes that each include Assault as one of its elements.  If you are facing an Assault charge in Michigan, read on before calling a Michigan Assault Lawyer.

In a 1979 case called People v Joeseype Johnson, the Michigan Supreme Court told us that an Assault has 2 elements: 1) an attempt to commit a battery or an unlawful act that places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving an immediate battery, and 2) an intent to injure or an intent to put the victim in reasonable fear or apprehension of an immediate battery.

Even if you're not a criminal defense attorney, let alone a Michigan Assault Lawyer, you probably already realize two important things: 1) a Michigan Assault conviction can happen without even touching someone (this is the bad thing about a Michigan Assault charge); and 2) your Assault charge can't turn into an Assault conviction unless they have evidence to prove that you intended to commit the Assault (i.e. an accident is not an Assault - this is the good thing about a Michigan Assault charge).  Depending on what type of Assault charge you're facing (Assault and BatteryFelonious AssaultResisting and Obstructing a Police OfficerAssault With Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, etc.), there will be additional elements.  You should consult with a Michigan Assault Lawyer for further detail.

If you are facing a Michigan Assault charge, you owe it to yourself to get the best Michigan Assault Lawyer you can find.  This is important because a Michigan Assault Attorney, such as The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC, will understand the fine details of what the Prosecution must prove and apply them to the specific facts of your case. That is the only way to make sure that you protect your freedom, your finances, and your future in the best way possible.  In a world where those facing Michigan Assault charges often feel that their own criminal defense attorney, who may be a Court-Appointed Attorney, is "working for the Court and Prosecutors," you deserve a real defense. Call The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC, your Michigan Assault Lawyer at (248) 731-4543 for a free sit-down consultation.


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