Category Archives: Assault Charges
What’s The Difference Between Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault, and Why Does it Matter?
Being accused of Assault here in Michigan is a scary prospect. You have to deal with being arrested, charged with a violent crime, time in court, and the very real possibility that you’ll be convicted and have to go to jail. Or worse – prison! The last thing you need on top of all that […][Read More]
Why is The State of Michigan Charging me With Assault? I Never Even Hit Anyone?
When you think about someone being assaulted, you probably think about them being hit, punched and kicked. When you envision an assault victim, you likely picture a bloody nose and blackened eyes, maybe even a missing tooth. It makes sense. If someone without a visible bruise or scratch told you they had been assaulted earlier […][Read More]
They Said I Had a Weapon But I Didn’t! What Should I do Now? (Pt 2)
Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been talking about some of the ways that Michigan law can surprise you, especially when it comes to weapons-related charges. As we pointed out in the previous article, a classic example of this is armed robbery charges, where you can be charged with armed robbery even […][Read More]
Can I be arrested for a YouTube prank?
YouTube has over 1 billion active users every month. One of the most popular searches on the site are prank videos. Usually they’re compilations – “Funniest Pranks of 2017”, although sometimes they’re individual clips, filmed and uploaded by a single user, like Roman Atwood or Vitaly Zdorovetskiy. But whatever form they come in, one […][Read More]
Can You be Charged With Armed Robbery When You Never Had a Weapon?
Ask anyone what ‘armed robbery‘ is, and they’ll tell you it means robbing a store or business (like a bank) with a gun. They may go on to explain that it doesn’t have to be a gun, the robber could use a knife, or some other weapon to threaten the clerk. Perhaps an […][Read More]
Criminal Assault Charges in Michigan: What You Need To Know
In the previous article we talked about the difference between Domestic Violence and Assault in Michigan. We also discussed three of the ways that Criminal Assault can be charged, namely Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault and Felonious Assault. However, those are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to possible assault charges. So […][Read More]
Domestic Violence versus Assault: What’s The Difference?
This is a question our criminal defense attorneys get asked a lot. What is the difference between Domestic Violence and Assault? Is there even a difference in Michigan? And if so, how could it affect me? We understand that this can be a confusing subject. So we’ve decided to break it down for you […][Read More]
‘Backstabbing’ Friend Heads To Trial
Usually when you hear about a backstabbing friend, it’s a reference to someone who criticized a friend in a treacherous way (usually behind their back) while still pretending to be friends. But in this particular case the definition is a lot more literal. 41-year-old Roberto R. Garza from Gibson Township in Bay County is headed […][Read More]
Man Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend in Clarkston, Michigan
A 31-year-old man from Clarkston in Oakland County, MI has been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and smashing the windshield of her car. Police say that the domestic violence happened as a result of an argument between the pair, because she wouldn’t lend him her car. According to Bloomfield Township Police, officers were called […][Read More]
Tennessee Jail Escapee Arrested in Michigan
37-year-old Timothy England escaped from police custody in Tennessee He was caught by police officers in Michigan after what law enforcement calls a “crime spree” across several states. England is also accused of assaulting the officer who finally arrested him here in Michigan. According to police in Tennessee, England was awaiting trial for […][Read More]