Michigan Assault Crime - And How It Is Defined

undefinedMichigan Assault Crime Defense Attorney, Brian J. Prain, Explains Assault Crimes Based on Michigan Law

Prain Law, PLLC, is a Criminal Defense Law Office with a concentrated practice effort in Assault. We defend people facing any charge involving any element(s) related to Michigan Assault Crime.

Michigan Assault Crime includes: Assault; Assault and Battery; Aggravated Assault; Domestic Assault; Aggravated Domestic Assault; Felony Domestic Violence; Felonious Assault; Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer; Assault with Intent to Maim; Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder; among many others.

As you can see, Michigan Assault Crime is not only a crime in and of themselves, but there are additionally categories of crimes that each include assault as one of its elements.

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

There are 2 important factor's here: 1) a person can be convicted of a Michigan Assault Crime without even touching someone (thedownside of Michigan Assault Laws); and 2) an Assault charge cannot turn into an Assault conviction without evidence proving that you intended to commit an Assault (i.e. an accident is not an assault (the upside of Michigan Assault Laws).

Dependent on the type of assault you are facing, there may be additional elements involved. You should consult with a Michigan Assault Crime Attorney to discuss the specific components of your case.

Prain Law, PLLC, understands the fine detailed workings of Michigan Assault Crime Laws and what Prosecution must prove in your case. When we apply the knowledge and experience of our Law Office to the specific factors of your case, you can be assured that your freedom, your finances, and your future are in good hands.

If you or someone you love is facing a Michigan Assault Crime, call our law office at (248) 731-4543 for a free consultation.


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