Escanaba Assault & Battery Attorney
Effective Criminal Defense Strategies
If you have been charged for assault and battery in Escanaba, Michigan,
criminal defense attorney can help you build a comprehensive and effective legal defense.
Our firm has more than 40 years of legal experience that we can put to
work to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Upper Michigan
Law is dedicated to providing personalized legal advocacy to each and
every client we defend.
Understanding Assault & Battery Charges
It is important to note that a person can be charged with assault without
having actually administered physical harm. Assault is considered any
attack or threat of an attack that causes another person to fear for their
safety and physical well-being. Battery has historically been defined
as the “completed assault” or the actual use of force to physically
strike or offend the victim, although the two terms are rarely considered
separate offenses in modern courts.
Penalties for assault and battery can include:
- Jail time of up to 93 days
- Fines up to $500
- Probation period of up to two years
- Restitution payments to victim
When is assault considered aggravated?
Some offenses may be classified as aggravated assaults due to the severity
or seriousness of the crime in nature or consequence. Aggravated assaults
are often charged as felonies and carry harsher penalties, including jail
time of up to one year and fines of up to $1,000.
The following scenarios can turn a simple assault to an aggravated one:
- Use of a deadly weapon
- The alleged victim was known to be a police officer, fire fighter, teacher,
or other public servant who was on duty
- The victim was allegedly targeted for his or her race, religion, sexual
orientation, or disability
- The accused had the alleged intent to cause severe bodily harm or acted
with reckless indifference to another’s life
- The victim suffered a serious, life-threatening injury or disfigurement
In order to avoid the harsh sentences of an assault or aggravated assault
conviction, it is essential to understand your legal options for defense
and have an efficient and dedicated attorney in your corner. We can take
the time to thoroughly investigate and analyze your case to gather necessary
evidence and testimony to ensure that your rights are protected.
Start Building Your Defense – Call (906) 762-4298
At Upper Michigan Law, we prioritize our clients’ interests to ensure
that they get the individualized attention that their cases need. Our
Escanaba criminal defense lawyers are easy to reach and provide immediate
responses to address your concerns. You can trust our team to provide
dedicated legal advocacy to fight for your rights in assault cases.
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