Troy Assault Defense Lawyers
Assault and battery charges stem from a variety of incidents and carry a broad spectrum of penalties. Because these charges can result from something as common as a bar fight, many individuals mistakenly underestimate the long-term consequences that assault charges can have.
If you face assault charges, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Michigan criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights and minimize the impact that these charges have on your life.
The lawyers at Sakis & Sakis, PLC, have more than 60 years of cumulative experience in criminal defense
law. We have earned a reputation as a knowledgeable criminal defense law firm that can advocate aggressively for a client in court if necessary. We strive to resolve criminal cases cost-efficiently and in a timely fashion, but we will never cut corners at the expense of the outcome of the case.
Assault Attorneys In Troy
Battery is defined as “a forceful, violent or offensive touching of the person or something closely connected with the person of another.” Battery requires physically touching another individual, while assault can occur without physical contact.
Michigan law includes several different classifications of assault and battery. Charges generally are determined by the severity of injuries and whether weapons were involved in the attack. Classifications include:
- Simple assault and battery – a misdemeanor that applies to any assault or battery that is not otherwise covered by more serious charges
- Aggravated assault – any battery without a weapon that results in a physical injury
- Felonious assault – is more commonly referred to as assault with a dangerous weapon, which includes everything from a car, shoe or beer bottle, to a booted foot, broomstick or aerosol spray can.
- Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder – despite the wording, no bodily injury is required
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Self-defense is a valid defense against assault charges. A defendant may state that his or her actions were in response to a fear of his or her own safety or the safety of others. Effective defense against assault and battery charges requires a knowledgeable lawyer who has the resources to build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact Sakis & Sakis
, PLC, to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.