It is being reported that a 14-year-old boy from Flint was beaten by his classmates last Friday. The attackers were 15, 16 and 17-years old. The attack was videotaped and the boys posted the video on Facebook. Not surprising, the Genesee County Prosecutor is pressing charges for unarmed robbery against the three boys and is intending to use the Facebook video as evidence.
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, the potential penalties may escalate.
At Freedman & Freedman, we understand just how important a criminal defense attorney will be to your future, particularly in the face ofviolent crime charges such as assault and battery or in robbery crimes like those faced by the defendants 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.
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