Rochester Assault Attorney
Are you facing assault & battery charges? Call the Freedman Law Group!
In Michigan, crimes involving assault and battery are taken very seriously. The potential terms of imprisonment that a defendant may face upon conviction may range from 93 days to life. At the Freedman Law Group, we understand just how important a Rochester criminal defense attorney will be to your future, particularly in the face of violent crime charges such as assault and battery. With 59 combined years of legal experience and a practice wholly dedicated to our clients, our criminal defense attorney can address each client's particular concerns and handle their case with the utmost professionalism. Talk to our Rochester criminal defense lawyer today about your case and what we can do to help you.
Contact us at (248) 534-4559 if you need aggressive legal representation.
The Difference Between Assault and Battery Offenses
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.
While these two crimes can be closely associated, it is the differences that are important since the consequences for a conviction will differ. 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, the potential penalties may escalate.