Milford, Michigan Assault and Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys
Protecting the rights of people charged with violent crimes
Under Michigan law, assault charges are based on either domestic relationships or non-domestic circumstances. Within the non-domestic category, the law contains more than 20 sections that identify specific situations and how the law addresses them. If you face assault charges, you need an assault defense law firm with the skill to handle your case effectively. Located in Milford, Michigan, The Bolling Law Group, PLLC has the experience needed to protect your rights in these complex criminal cases.
Identifying misdemeanor vs. felony charges of assault in Michigan
Assault defense lawyer Bryan Bolling addresses all details to identify the unique circumstances behind each client case. Individuals can face charges of two types of Michigan sex crimes or assault crimes based on the following:
- Misdemeanors: In situations where the law prescribes no other punishment, offenders face misdemeanor charges, potentially punishable by fines up to $500 and up to 93 days in jail. Even aggravated assault, which usually involves serious injury, represents a misdemeanor if the act does not involve the use of a weapon. But convictions for aggravated assault can result in up to a year in jail, a $1,000 fine or both.
- Felonies: Felonious assault involves dangerous weapons, including objects not normally considered to be weapons. Offenders convicted of a Michigan sexual assault or felonious assault can face up to four years of imprisonment, a fine up to $2,000 or both. But intent plays a major role in the seriousness of the charges and the resulting consequences. Offenders convicted of assault with intent to do great bodily harm face potential fines up to $5,000 and up to 10 years in prison. And conviction of assault with intent to commit murder can lead to imprisonment for any many years or for life.
While these descriptions represent the basics of Michigan assault laws, they do not address the exceptional detail involved in the Michigan Penal Code. And mitigating circumstances can exist — in some cases, an assault may involve the use of reasonable force, possibly for self-defense. Michigan assault defense attorney Bryan Bolling explores every detail of the law and of the circumstances of his clients to identify the most appropriate defense.
Contact an experienced Milford assault defense lawyer
If the police place you under arrest and detain you on non-domestic assault charges in Michigan, invoke your Miranda rights to remain silent, and call an assault defense lawyer to represent you throughout the legal process. The Bolling Law Group takes these charges as seriously as the courts take them, and knows the available options for achieving the best possible results for these challenging cases. Call our firm at (248) 505-2737 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation to obtain the immediate support you need. The Bolling Law Group serves Milford, Oakland County and other communities in Michigan.