Assault charges are diverse and carry with them a wide range of penalties. In regard to misdemeanor assault charges, fines and penalties can range from nominal to up to a year of imprisonment in addition to monetary fines while those convicted on felony assault may face over a year of jail time and major fines as well. The charge, the circumstances and a past record can all impact the punishments to those convicted of this charge.
According to Michigan Law:
A person who assaults an individual without a weapon and inflicts serious or aggravated injury upon that individual without intending to commit murder or to inflict great bodily harm less than murder is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.
This is an excerpt from the Michigan Penal Code, 750.81a. While limited to a misdemeanor charge, this charge can still pose a significant impact on your life and the life of your family. From jail time to fines and a charge which may end up on your permanent record, aggravated assault is a charge which is best handled with the assistance someone well-versed in the laws surrounding assault in Michigan. Those facing charges of aggravated assault are well advised to seek the assistance of qualified and knowledgeable aggravated assault attorney.
Aggravated Assault Attorney Gaylord MI
The Law Offices of Daniel J. Harris, P.C. is an aggravated assault attorney Gaylord MI. Specializing in criminal law, family law and estate law, The Law Offices of Daniel J. Harris, P.C. serves the counties of Otsego, Crawford, Kalkaska, Oscoda, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Iosco, Emmet, Montmorency, Cheboygan, Chippewa, and Mackinaw in Northern Michigan. If you are being charged with aggravated assault and are in need of an Gaylord attorney, contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Harris, P.C. at 231.347.4444 or fill out our free consultation form today.