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Flint, Michigan

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Assault Attorney Michigan

Michigan criminal defense lawyers Manley & Manley vigorously defends people's rights

An assault conviction can turn your world upside-down. You could spend months or years in jail. You might lose your job. Having defended clients in courts statewide, Michigan criminal defense lawyers Manley & Manley understand the seriousness of such charges. He aggressively defends people charged with violent crimes such as assault and other criminal cases.

Don't wait to take legal action. If you have been charged with assault or you are under investigation, contact us immediately. The sooner you make an appointment with us, the sooner we can start investigating your case. Evidence in such cases can sometimes be difficult to obtain. Without strong evidence, building a compelling case becomes an extremely difficult process. Call (810) 238-0500 or visit us at our office.

What is assault in Michigan?

In its simplest terms, assault is defined as putting someone in fear of an immediate "battery." The other element is "battery," which is harmful or offensive contact. An assault can cover a range of actions, including threatening to hit someone with your fist or an object. From a legal standpoint, assault in Michigan covers a wide range of criminal offenses.

Some assault charges are misdemeanors while others are felonies. There's a dramatic difference between misdemeanor and felony charges. If you are convicted of a felony, you could spend years in jail and have certain rights restricted.

What are common assault charges in Michigan?

Some of most common assault changes we handle at our law firm include:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault and battery
  • Felony assault. There are several different types of felony assault charges, including "Assault with":
    • A deadly weapon
    • Intent to murder or cause great bodily harm
    • Intent to maim
    • Intent to commit a felony or to rob or steal

What is the penalty for an assault conviction?

Assault convictions can have serious consequences. If you are convicted of assault, you could be fined and face several months or years in jail. If you are convicted of assault in Michigan, you could face the following penalties under Michigan law:

Simple Assault (Includes pushing or slapping someone, threatening to harm someone)


  • Up to 93 days in jail

Aggravated assault (More serious form of simple assault)


  • Up to 1 year in jail

Assault with a deadly weapon (Assault with a weapon, including a gun, knife or other object)


  • Up to 4 years in prison

Assault with intent to murder or cause great bodily harm


  • Up to 10 years in prison (AWGBH)
  • Up to life in prison (AWIM)
  • Up to $5,000 fine

Assault with intent to maim


  • Up to 10 years in prison
  • Up to $5,000 fine

Assault with Intent to commit a felony or to rob or steal


  • Up to 10 years in prison
  • Up to $5,000 fine

Why should I hire attorney Manley for my assault case?

Being convicted of assault can dramatically change your life. You could spend years in prison and lose other personal freedoms. With so much at stake, it's critical to hire an experienced Michigan assault attorney.

The criminal defense attorneys at Manley & Manley are well-versed in the nuances of Michigan law and understand what is required to defend a client in an assault case. We have proven results. For more information, call (810) 238-0500 today.

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