Felony Assault in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, & Paw Paw

Aggressive Defense Against Assault Charges Throughout Western Michigan

The attorneys of Willis Law regularly defend clients charged with felonious assault in Michigan. Our lawyers fight Michigan felony assault charges in Greater Kalamazoo, Greater Grand Rapids, Greater Berrien County and Greater St. Joseph.

Felony assault involves making a threat while using some sort of weapon. You do not have to physically harm someone to be charged with felonious assault; the threat of harm is enough. If the other person believed he or she was in imminent danger of physical harm, you can be arrested and charged.

Pulling a gun, brandishing a knife and swinging a pool cue at someone are all examples of felonious assault. You do not have to touch the other person or intend to hurt him or her. Prosecutors have even charged felonious assault when an individual threw a shoe at another person.

We also defend clients charged with felonious assault and battery. Battery is the unlawful touching of another. If the other person is a member of your own household or someone with whom you have had a dating relationship, the assault or battery will be charged as domestic violence. In Michigan, aggravated assault is a misdemeanor charge.

Felonious Assault vs. Simple Assault

Felonious assault is vigorously prosecuted in Michigan. An example of felonious assault is assault with a deadly weapon such as a knife, gun or other object capable of inflicting serious bodily damage or death. These charges can appear out of nowhere. For example, someone involved in a bar fight who uses a beer bottle as a weapon could find him or herself facing felony charges.

Our team is standing by to provide you with the best defense possible. While it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side for all criminal charges, the long-term consequences of a felony assault conviction make mounting a strong defense mandatory in these instances.

A Record of Positive Results

We have achieved positive results for clients in some felony assault cases by showing that our client acted in self-defense. In other cases, we have shown that there was a misunderstanding about who did what to whom. As a result, the prosecutor was unable to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, and the case was dismissed.

We do not rely solely on the police report. We perform our own investigation, talking to the alleged victim and witnesses to learn more about what happened. Our Michigan criminal defense lawyers are often able to get the charges against our clients dismissed or reduced to misdemeanor assault, and we fight to keep you out of jail.

To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact our law firm by email or call us toll free at (888) 461-7744. We offer discounted fees for students, seniors and members of the military. From offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and Grand Rapids, we represent clients throughout western Michigan.

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