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At Dawid & Gatti, PLLC, we approach all cases as a team. We answer our phones when you need us, thoroughly research the details behind each case, and use our collective knowledge of Michigan state and federal law to aggressively defend our clients. Hire a team that will treat you with respect and fight for your rights.

Call an Ann Arbor criminal defense lawyer at Dawid & Gatti, PLLC immediately if you are facing assault and battery accusations. Dial (734) 230-7356. We are available 24/7.

Misdemeanor Assault & Battery

Simple assault and battery is a misdemeanor and is normally associated with a public scuffle. For example, if you are involved in a fight at a bar, the police will most likely arrest all affiliated parties and charge them with simple assault and battery. This crime is typically punished with a $500 fine and up to 93 days in jail.

The consequences may be increased if the defendant was disrespectful to officers, lied about his or her involvement, or committed other misdemeanor offenses at the scene of the crime. Even if he or she did not make contact with another person, he or she can still be charged with this crime. A swing and miss is still considered simple assault and battery if the prosecution can prove intent.

Aggravated assault can result in up to $1,000 in fines and one year in prison. Crimes under this title do not involve a weapon, but result in serious injuries to another party. An example of aggravated assault is repeatedly punching another person after he or she incited anger. While more serious than simple assault and battery, aggravated assault is still considered a misdemeanor.

Felony Assault

Felony assault charges in the state of Michigan include:

  • Assault with the intent to maim: This felony charge results in up to $5,000 in fines and 10 years of prison time. Maiming another person involves injuring them in order to disfigure or debilitate them in some way.
  • Assault with the intent to do great bodily harm: According to MCL 750.84, the same penalties ($5,000 fines and up to 10 years imprisonment) are issued for this offense. The state codes specify that defendants accused of this crime did not intend to murder their victim, but wanted to injure them with the use of a weapon, poison, burning, or another method.
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon: People proven guilty of this charge may face up to $2,000 in fines and four years in prison. This crime entails using a weapon to threaten another person and attempt to cause bodily harm or death. The weapons used may include, but are not limited to, knives, guns, dangerous chemicals or elements, or heavy objects.
  • Assault with the intention to rob and steal: If this crime was committed without a weapon, the defendant may face up to 15 years in prison. If a weapon was present, then the penalty may be raised to a life sentence.
  • Assault with the intention to commit murder: If a person is found guilty of this weighty crime, he or she may face a life sentence in prison.

If you were accused of any of the above crimes, it is essential that you call a trusted Ann Arbor criminal defense lawyer at (734) 230-7356 immediately.

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At Dawid & Gatti, PLLC, we use our experience and resources to provide our clients with focused representation. With more than 45 years in the legal field, our attorneys can draw from their unique professional experience to help develop a legal strategy for your case. We speak English, Spanish, and Arabic to make communication easier for our clients.

  • Representation from a former prosecutor and district court magistrate.
  • Using a team approach to cases in order to build strong representation.
  • We work directly with our clients and don't hand them off to others.
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