30-year-old Cynthia Fulk was arraigned today in the alleged stabbing of a 26-year-old Detroit man last Friday. She has been charged with assault with intent to create great bodily harm less than murder. A $50,000 bond has been set and she is scheduled to appear in front of Jackson County District Judge R. Darryl Mazur on Friday. The stabbing victim was reportedly arrested for possession with intent to deliver cocaine following the incident.
Assault and battery, although often used interchangeably or grouped together, are actually two separate criminal offenses. Assault is defined as the attempt or threat of bodily injury or violence to another person. Battery is the actual act of violence - the striking, hitting or touching of another person against their will.
A simple assault and battery case may be charged as a misdemeanor in Michigan. The offender would face, as maximum penalties, up to 1 year in county jail. However, when a deadly weapon is used, as in this case, the potential penalties escalate.
At Freedman & Freedman, we understand just how important a criminal defense attorney will be to your future, particularly in the face of violent crime charges such as assault and battery or in drug charges like those faced by the victim in this matter. Our firm takes on these cases throughout Warren, Sterling Heights,Troy, Rochester Hills and Royal Oak, Michigan. With over 34 years of collective legal experience and a practice wholly dedicated to our clients, we are able to accurately address each client's particular concerns and handle their case with the utmost professionalism.
Talk to a Michigan assault and battery defense lawyer today about your case and what we can do to help you. Of, if facing drug charges, a Michigan drug crimes lawyer at Freedman & Freedman can help you as well. Call us today.