Grand Rapids Assault Attorney
A Fierce Advocate on Your Side
If you're facing charges for assault, act fast to get a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side. No level of assault charge should be taken lightly, as a conviction could result in incarceration and/or a fine. This can have severe ramifications, and even after you've done your time, you could have trouble re-entering society.
For instance, You may face hurdles when trying to:
- Get a job
- Obtain housing
- Or apply for government benefits
At Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC, our lawyer understands the seriousness of an assault accusation and charge. That is why, when you hire our team, we'll get to work on building your defense right away. The prosecution can be a formidable opponent, and we are committed to helping stand up to them and challenge the allegations made against you.
Our attorneys have years of experience, and we know how to identify weaknesses in the evidence brought against you and craft a compelling legal strategy, as we work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.
We're ready to put our knowledge and skills to work for you. Call our Grand Rapids lawyer today at (616) 303-7444 to schedule a free consultation.
What Is Assault?
Generally defined, assault occurs when you injure or threaten to injure another person. In Michigan, a simple assault is charged as a misdemeanor, and if you're convicted, you could be sentenced to up to 93 days in jail and/or fined up to $500.
However, that's just one definition of the offense. The state considers other behaviors assault, and conduct defined under those statutes can be punished by more severe penalties.
Types of Assault in Michigan
Other types of assault in Michigan include, but are not limited to:
Assault Committed While Resisting, Obstructing, or Opposing Someone Performing Their Official Duties
If you assault an individual knowing that they are in the middle of carrying out their official functions, you can be charged with a felony.
The punishments for this offense include:
- Up to 2 years in jail
- And/or a fine of up to $2,000
If you carry out an assault offense with a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club, but did not intend to cause great bodily injury or death, you could be charged with a felony.
If you're convicted, you could be sentenced to:
- Up to 4 years in prison
- And/or fined up to $2,000
Assault With Intent to Cause Great Bodily Harm
You could be charged with this offense if you assault a person and intend to cause great bodily harm, or you committed assault by strangulation or suffocation.
This is also a felony offense and is punishable by:
- Up to 10 years in prison
- And/or a fine of up to $5,000
Again, the offenses listed above are just a few of those defined by Michigan law. Additionally, the penalties you face depend on the specific circumstances of your case.
Personalized Approach. Aggressive Defense.
When you're facing criminal charges, having an aggressive lawyer on your side is important. Our Grand Rapids attorneys will fight fiercely on your behalf to challenge the accusations you’re facing. We'll be a staunch opponent against the prosecutor and a reliable and loyal advocate for you.
You work directly with your attorney from start to finish. They are personally invested in your case and involved at all times.
Experienced & Respected
Consistently ranked as one of the best young lawyers law firms in Michigan and known for obtaining better results than most firms in the area.
We keep you informed and help you fully understand your options. We are dedicated to understanding your goals so we represent you best.
The Ability to Go to Trial
Many cases are resolved without going to court, but we prepare every case for trial. This allows us to negotiate from a position of strength.
Brandon Gardner and associates were amazing. Stellar performance across the board.- Gregory H.
I am very happy with how our case turned out. He knows the law better than the rest.- Tera C.
Very knowledgeable, reassuring, and reasonably priced!- Former Client
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