Juvenile Assault Crimes in Muskegon
Assault and battery is very serious offenses, and can lead to life-changing criminal penalties, especially for young offenders. In Muskegon, anyone under the age of 17 is considered a juvenile, and while adult sentencing is possible, there are ways to seek a deferred sentence or other alternative sentencing options, especially if the defendant is a first time offender. Work with an experienced trial attorney early on in your case and fight for a beneficial case outcome. While police and prosecutors may not have your best interests in mind, our Muskegon juvenile defense lawyer are dedicated to doing everything we can to protect your future, and are prepared to aggressively fight for your rights throughout every stage of the criminal justice process.
After a juvenile assault charge in Muskegon, you need a defense lawyer who fully understands how the law uniquely affects offenders under the age of 17, and who is committed to doing everything possible to defend against conviction and harsh sentencing. With over a decade of juvenile defense experience, our Muskegon criminal defense firm knows what it takes to achieve a favorable case outcome, and we are always available to begin working with you or your child after juvenile assault or battery accusations.
No matter what the specific details of your case, you will require the representation of an experienced attorney, and the sooner you are able to get in touch with a lawyer, the better your final case result will be. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to begin providing legal consultation to any alleged juvenile offender in Muskegon or anywhere else in Michigan.
Juvenile Assault Crimes and Penalties in Michigan
Some assault and battery related charges that our lawyers have experience defending clients against include:
- Assault and Battery
- Aggravated Assault
- Felonious Assault
- Assault With Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm
- Assault With Intent to Murder
- Domestic Violence
If convicted and sentenced in a criminal court, offenders can face very serious charges for assault and battery in Muskegon. Assault and battery can lead to misdemeanor or felony conviction, jail time, fines, community service, probation, restitution, and other serious penalties, and only by working with an experienced defense lawyer can you ensure you have done everything you can to fight conviction and sentencing. For juvenile offenders, the sentence you face in an assault case will depend greatly on your age and the severity of the offense, as well as your criminal history. If you have past offenses on record or if the offense is determined to be especially severe, it is possible you could face adult sentencing and up to 93 days in jail, along with fines, even for a misdemeanor crime such as simple assault. While serving your sentence in a juvenile institution, or obtaining a sentence deferral is possible, it will greatly depend on your specific situation. Always contact an attorney before taking any action in your case, and never speak to police or investigators before contacting a recognized Muskegon juvenile defense firm.
Juvenile Sentencing in Assault Crimes Cases
If you are convicted of assault or battery as a juvenile, you can seek sentencing in juvenile court, as well as placement on the Michigan juvenile consent calendar. Juvenile court proceedings are not as formal as criminal court trials, and sentences are supposed to focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment. It is still critical to have an attorney on your side, however, as each sentence is tailored to the unique offender involved and the case presented could greatly affect the sentence given.
If a juvenile offender is placed on the juvenile consent calendar, he or she will have his or her sentence deferred (delayed), pending the completion of terms set by the judge. If the offender completes these terms, he or she won’t have to serve the sentence.
Our Approach to Juvenile Defense
Our attorneys are committed to protecting the futures of Michigan’s youth, and we aggressively fight back against wrongful conviction and harsh sentences in juvenile and adult court. Our team will help you explore every available sentencing option, and fight to make sure you receive the most beneficial case outcome for your specific situation. Contact our team now and begin working to protect against harsh conviction, adult sentencing, and potentially life-changing penalties.
Contact Grabel & Associates for Assault Defense 24/7
For a free, confidential case consultation, call 1-800-342-7896 now. You can also contact our firm online and set up a free initial case consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel or another member of our talented team. We are always available to begin working with juvenile offenders in Muskegon or statewide.