Assault And Battery Defense In Detroit
All too often, a simple argument or tense conversation can erupt into violence. In fact, you can face criminal charges for far less than actual violence; even the threat of violence, through words or body language, is enough to draw assault charges. When physical violence does occur, this is legally known as battery.
If you have been charged with assault or battery, it’s important to speak with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. At The Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman, I will help you understand your legal options. Whenever possible, I will seek for the charges against you to be dropped or reduced; when that is not an option, I will push for a reduced sentence. My underlying goal is to minimize the impact of criminal charges on your life.
Legal Support For A Wide Range Of Assault Cases
A simple assault charge can be elevated to an aggravated assault charge when it appears that the defendant sought to cause serious bodily injury knowingly or recklessly, “with an extreme indifference to the value of human life.” One common way to meet the standard for aggravated assault is by using any object that might be considered a deadly weapon.
Alleged cases of assault are as diverse as the lives of our community. If you have been charged with committing an act of domestic assault against a spouse, romantic partner or another family member, see my domestic violence page. There is also more information available on this website for those who have been charged with sexual assault.
Speak With An Attorney About Your Assault Case
The first step in mounting a strong defense is to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. To schedule a free initial consultation at The Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman, just call 248-206-5342 or send me an email.
From my office in Farmington Hills, I serve clients throughout the Detroit metropolitan area and beyond in Michigan.