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Category Archives: Assault Charges

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 […]

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Just Because It’s on YouTube, Doesn’t Mean You Should Try it!

  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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Draymond Green Accepts Plea; Assault Charges Dropped

Draymond Green, forward for the Golden State Warriors and celebrated member of the NBA, was arrested in mid-July in East Lansing, Michigan for assault. However, he has since accepted a plea offer that will keep him out of jail but require that he pay fees and restitution instead.   Green is accused of slapping Michigan […]

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Homophobic Video Rant Results in Felony Charges

There were times in our not-too-distant past when openly treating people differently (read:poorly) because of their skin color, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation was entirely acceptable. While this certainly still happens all over the country today, it is no longer the societal norm that it once was. Thank goodness! But some wonder if our response […]

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