Escanaba Assault & Battery Attorney
Effective Criminal Defense Strategies
If you have been charged for assault and battery in Escanaba, Michigan, our dedicated 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.
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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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