Michigan Felonious Assault Charges
Assault felonies are very common in Michigan and their penalties are extremely serious. For instance, simply obstructing or resisting arrest to a Police Officer may result in potential prison time. As will getting into a fight where injuries are suffered. Understanding the assault charge and mounting an effective defense are vital to the success of your Michigan felonious assault case. As felonies assault attorneys, we strive to win, even in the most difficult of situation.
RESISTING ARREST / ASSAULT OF A POLICE OFFICER
Depending on the injury suffered, an assault on a police officer can result in a charge in excess of 20 years in prison. Pursuant to MCL 750.81d, the law looks unfavorably on those who are accused of interfering with a police officer in the line of duty. Unfortunately, we see too often situations in which our clients are charged with a major resisting arrest felony charge simply for minor obstructions of the police.
ASSAULT WITH THE INTENT TO DO GREAT BODILY HARM LESS THAN MURDER
Governed by MCL 750.84, the Michigan Assault with the Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder charge carries with it a punishment of up to ten years in prison and punishes those who are found guilty of causing or attempting to cause great bodily harm to another. These cases generally involve upset accusers and an emotional court. Great strides must be taken to aggressively litigate the case as a sentencing in a case like this will likely involve the accuser speaking at length requesting the court throw you in prison for a very long time.
ASSAULT WITH THE INTENT TO COMMIT MURDER
In Michigan, the attempted murder statute, MCL 750.83, punishes for attempted murder. In order for the prosecutor to prove this charge, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you or a loved one intended to kill another. The punishment for attempted murder is up to life imprisonment, so you need to make sure that you utilize every avenue to win your case, as the alternative will be a long prison term. We have handled some of the most difficult attempted murder cases with great success.
DEFENSES TO ASSAULT CHARGES
Every case we defend has a defense. This holds true to assault felonies as well. Self-defense to the assault is generally our most widely used defense, but we have also argued numerous other cutting edge defenses, such as battered spouse syndrome and insanity. The key to any good defense is the ability to establish its authenticity with the court and jury. This is done with the combination of expert witnesses, our own independent examination, and intensive trial preparation. We fight to win assault cases.
If you are charged with any assault crime in Michigan, expect to have the entire Amberg & Amberg team fighting for you. With innovative motions and defenses, the courage to stand up to tough prosecutors, and the belief in your innocence, we will fight with you to the end. If you or a family member needs our help, call or email us today.