In the state of Michigan, there are a variety of different assault crimes one can be charged with. However, the actual type of assault you are charged with all depends on a prosecutor’s personal interpretation of your case’s warrant request and police report, which often means regardless of what actually happened you’re likely to face the maximum allowed charges for your incident. In order to guarantee this doesn’t happen, you need to retain the services of strategic assault attorneys, like ours at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC. If you have been arrested for assault, some of the most common types of assault charges and penalties in Michigan you may face are:
As a misdemeanor charge, simple assault carries with it minor penalties. The harshest sentence is up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine, which can often be avoided with the help of trained assault attorneys.
Though more serious than simple assault, aggravated assault is still considered a misdemeanor offense. However, as a more serious offense it does carry with it a heftier sentence of up to a full year in jail and/or a $1000 fine, which may be potentially reduced with help from qualified assault attorneys.
Felonious assault is any assault committed with a dangerous weapon, or object that was used as a weapon during the assault. Felonious assaults carry much heavier penalties than simple and aggravated assaults. Offenders are likely to face up to four years in prison and/or a $2000 fine – unless the assault occurs within a designated weapon free school zone, in which case the fine is increased to $6000 with an additional punishment of up to 150 mandatory hours of community service.
Assault with Intent to Cause Great Bodily Harm
If a person’s assault charge is ever elevated to a charge of assault with intent to cause great bodily harm (Assault GBH), it immediately becomes a felony punishable by as many as 10 years in prison, or a fine of no more than $5000. To avoid such an escalation, you should always seek outside help from highly intuitive assault attorneys who will recognize that you’re being grossly over-charged.
Assault with Intent to Commit Murder
Assault with intent to commit murder is a felony charge that carries with is the possibility of life in prison. It is very common for people who are involved in assaults using a deadly weapon and felonious assaults to be charged with intent, which is why having assault attorneys to defend you is so important. If you are being charged with assault to commit murder, you need to get in touch with our assault attorneys at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC, right away.
Other Recognized Types of Assault in Michigan
- Unarmed assault with intent to rob/steal
- Armed assault with intent to rob/steal
- Assault with the intent to main
- Assault with the intent to commit a non-assault related felony
- Assaulting or threatening a CPS worker
- Assaulting or battering any public utility company employee/contractor
- Assaulting, battering, obstructing, or resisting a police officer
If you have been charged with any one of aforementioned assault crimes, or any other similar offense, we urge you to take advantage of our litigation team’s superior legal competencies at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC as soon as possible. We have worked on thousands of cases over the years and helped countless clients get the help they’ve needed and deserved, and we’re confident we can help you do the same. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help you set up an affordable, stress-free payment plan. Call 248.480.0398 or fill in the form in the sidebar for your free consultation.