Assault and Battery Lawyer in Detroit
Grabel & Associates defends clients who have been wrongly accused of a variety of serious offenses, including misdemeanor and felony assault and battery offenses. If you or someone close to you has been investigated for an assault or battery offense or charged with assault or battery in Detroit, contact our firm right now for a free initial case consultation and learn more about the steps you need to take to fight back and obtain a favorable case outcome. Throughout Wayne County and statewide, our Detroit assault attorneys have a reputation as elite defenders, and our unparalleled experience in assault and battery cases will make a pivotal difference in your case. Act fast, however, as the best possible case result may only be available to you for a limited time period. Our team is available 24/7 by phone and online to begin fighting with you and for you as you begin your battle for justice.
Under the direction of talented trial attorney and firm founder Scott Grabel, our Detroit assault and battery defense lawyers will guide you through every stage of your case, from investigation through to a possible trial. We even represent post-conviction clients who are continuing their legal battle beyond the initial decision.
There are a number of assault and battery offenses that a person can be accused of in Detroit. Our attorneys have experience working with cases involving:
- Domestic Assault/Spousal Abuse
- Simple Assault and Battery
- Aggravated Assault and Battery
- Felonious Assault
- Assault with Intent to Commit Bodily Harm
- Assault with Intent to Murder
- Negligent Homicide
- Involuntary Manslaughter
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Juvenile Assault
As soon as you are faced with a criminal investigation or Detroit assault charge, contact the attorneys at Grabel & Associates and begin working towards a case result that aligns with your unique legal needs and goals. We are always available to take your call and begin walking you through the best next steps to take in your case.
What Is Assault? Detroit Assault Defense Lawyers
Assault is usually defined as an attempt to cause physical harm to another person, though the legal definition is actually broader than this. Assault includes threats of violence or inflicting fear upon another individual, and assault charges can occur even if no physical harm was involved or intended. In simple assault cases, there are no aggravating circumstances, such as serious injury or presence of a weapon. Simple assault can still lead to jail time, fines, and a criminal record, however, with up to 93 days behind bars on the line for even the least serious simple assault offense.
What Is Battery? Detroit Battery Defense Attorney
Battery involves actual contact, not just a threat or attempt to injure like “assault.” For the purposes of Michigan law, though, “assault and battery” is grouped together into one charge.
In cases involving battery, it is much more likely that there will be physical injury or some form of weapon involved, making it more likely that the case will be elevated to “aggravated” assault status. Anyone accused of assault or battery should get in touch with an experienced defense lawyer right away, and take action to protect against the harsh potential penalties that could result.
Criminal Penalties for Assault and Battery in Detroit
Though there are many different case details which can change the specific penalties a person faces, in general, first time offenders will face up to 93 days behind bars for a simple assault, along with a $500 fine and possible restitution. For aggravated assault, up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine could result, along with probation and restitution. Felonious assault, or assault with a deadly weapon, could lead to 4 years behind bars, a $6,000 fine, restitution, community service, and a felony record. Anyone with prior convictions can face much harsher penalties for any assault or battery offense.
At Grabel & Associates, we are committed to doing whatever we can to protect clients who have been wrongly accused of assault and battery, as well as those who are facing excessive charges or penalties after a Detroit criminal offense. For well over a decade our firm has been committed to providing premier-level individualized defense for clients statewide, and we are ready now to begin applying our proven strategies in your unique case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for Detroit Assault Defense 24/7
Call 1-800-342-7896 now to be connected to an experienced case analyst, or contact our firm online to set up a free initial consultation. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you or your loved one.