Assault and Battery

There are many types of assaults and batteries under Michigan law. They range from a simple misdemeanor to felonious assault, all the way up to attempted murder. The distinctions between each class of convictions can be a fine line, and only the representation of an experienced attorney can help you prevent an assault and battery charge from affecting the rest of your life.

Whether convicted for a misdemeanor or a felony assault and battery crime, any conviction can change your life forever. From the difficulty of finding jobs, to having the right to see your children in a divorce, the ramifications for being charged with assault and battery are severe.

Another important aspect is the other side of the case- The innocent should never assume that a proper legal defense is not necessary in an assault and battery case. Due to the complex nature of the legal system, foregoing adequate legal representation can lead to unforeseen consequences and affect every aspect of your life. You should always seek experienced legal representation if you are being investigated for or have been charged with an assault and battery related crime.

Proving Assault and Battery:

The prosecution will only have to prove one of the following actions to successfully win a conviction:

That the defendant:

  • Through intentional or reckless behavior caused the victim physical harm.
  • Threatened bodily injury to the victim intentionally.
  • Physically came into contact with the victim with the understanding that it would be seen as an offensive act.

If you have been charged with an assault and battery offense, or you know someone that has, please call us today. Experienced Grand Rapids criminal defense lawyer, Ryan Maesen, can provide you with the level of experience you deserve when facing your case.

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I also have assisted clients accused of Financial and White Collar crimes in Federal Court. I have helped hundreds of individuals across West Michigan and I can help you to during this challenging period of your life.

Some of my higher profile cases have been covered by the local media. Please see the In the News page for details.

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