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There are more than 80,000 reports of physical assault and battery offenses each year in the United States. There a plethora of incidents which constitute an assault and battery charge including fighting, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

Fighting has long been the most common assault and battery offenses and can range from a small misdemeanor to a serious felony with the potential for prison time. If you or someone you love has been charged with a fighting offense, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel. Contact us immediately to discuss your case with a qualified criminal law attorney who can help determine your legal options.

In almost all states, any physical altercation inflicted by one party against another may be grounds for a criminal charge. This includes:

  • When one party attempts to or does physically strike another party
  • When one party threatens to inflict immediate physical harm on another party
  • When one party intentionally injures another party
  • When one party causes injury with a deadly weapon

Fist fighting charges usually occur when actual contact was made between the individuals, which results in the need for medical attention. Under these circumstances, criminal fighting charges may be brought against any party who participated in the fight. Additionally, the injured party may file a civil claim against the other to seek monetary compensation. Fighting charges may be pressed in the event of bar fights, school fights, domestic disputes between family members, and more.

A fighting conviction can lead to a number of penalties including fines, probation, community service, anger management classes, counseling, imprisonment, and more. In some instances, a fighting charge could be dropped after an arrest or be prosecuted as a misdemeanor. However, in more serious cases where a weapon was involved or there was severe bodily harm, the fighting charge can be prosecuted as a felony and lead to major consequences, including up to 15 years in prison.

Those with prior convictions are subject to more harsh penalties for a fighting conviction. It is imperative that you contact a criminal defense attorney that specializes in domestic violence and assault and battery cases.

Fighting convictions are usually more serious for people who have had prior convictions, particularly if there is a history of fighting. It is vital to contact a criminal law attorney who can protect your best interests.

Contact Our Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

Prain Law Office, PLLC is a Michigan criminal defense firm committed to fighting on behalf of those who are facing unfair criminal charges, and we have reached particular success in fist fighting cases. Our Michigan criminal defense attorney wants to do everything possible to ensure your side is heard.

To speak to a member of our team, you may do so by calling (248) 731-4543 at your earliest convenience.

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