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Defending Aggravated Assault Charges Across Western Michigan

Our dedicated Kalamazoo aggravated assault lawyers understand how important it is to clear your name and protect your rights. We will pursue all available options for minimizing your exposure to harsh criminal penalties, including plea agreements and aggressive trial representation.

What is Aggravated Assault?

An individual accused of intentionally threatening another with physical harm "in a convincing way" may face criminal assault charges. In cases where an assault situation is deemed more severe, felony charges of aggravated assault may follow. A person can be charged with aggravated assault if they attempt to cause serious bodily injury to another person. Aggravated assault is treated more seriously by prosecutors, and the criminal consequences of a conviction are much more severe.

Several factors must be considered when determining whether to charge an individual with assault or aggravated assault. The following factors contribute to the escalation of aggravated assault charges:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Intent of the perpetrator (reckless disregard for human life)
  • Identity of the victim (police officer, firefighter, teachers on duty)
  • Degree of injury to the victim

Have you been charged with aggravated assault in Michigan? Our Kalamazoo aggravated assault lawyer is ready to represent you. Call Willis Law today at (888) 461-7744 or contact us online to get started!

What are the Penalties for Aggravated Assault in Michigan?

If convicted of aggravated assault - a misdemeanor offense - you could be facing the following penalties:

  • Up to one year in prison
  • Up to $1,000 in fines.

This is if you do not have a history of violent crime on your record. If you do, prosecutors can seek additional punishment.

When is Aggravated Assault Considered a Felony?

Depending on the circumstances of your case, the prosecution may attempt to pursue a felony charge against you, exposing you to even harsher penalties if convicted. For example, you could be charged with:

  • Assault with intent to do great bodily harm
  • Assault with intent to remove a portion of another person's body or face
  • Assault with intent to commit murder

What are the Penalties for Felony Aggravated Assault?

These felony aggravated assault crimes could result in penalties:

  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to life in prison

Contact Our Aggravated Assault Attorney Today

Beyond the initial criminal penalties, having aggravated assault or a more severe offense on your record can haunt you for the rest of your life. Having violent crimes on your record can make it hard to find employment due to background checks and can permanently damage your reputation in the community.

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