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Lansing Assault and Battery Attorney

Personalized Representation for Assault and Battery Charges

In Michigan assault and battery fall under the same legal statute and may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The circumstances of your case will dictate how a prosecutor charges you. Either way, if you are facing assault and battery or domestic violence charges, you should seek legal counsel to ensure that you understand the charges brought against you and are aware of all your legal options. As the founder of Coontz Law, I am a knowledgeable Lansing assault and battery attorney who understands the importance of presenting a strong, detail-oriented defense. I am prepared to help you through your case every step of the way.

Facing charges for assault or battery? Get in touch with Coontz Law online or by calling (517) 236-8668.

Assault and Battery Charges in Michigan

Man’s fists - defenses to assault and battery

Under Michigan Penal Code 750.81, assault and battery is a single crime in the State of Michigan. Assault refers to an intentional attempt to cause physical injury to another individual or to inspire fear of imminent harm or violence while battery is when violence or force is actually inflicted on another.

Possible defenses against assault and battery charges in Michigan include:

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Provocation
  • Lack of mental capacity
  • Lack of intent

I take pride in my ability to craft creative defenses that acknowledge every aspect of your unique case. With an analytical approach, I pay close attention to detail and use legal strategies that position you for success.

Do you go to Jail for Simple Assault?

Under Michigan law, you can face serious penalties for a conviction for simple assault or battery including jail time.

Possible penalties for simple assault or battery include:

  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to two years’ probation
  • Up to a $500 fine
  • Restitution

I See the Person Behind the Case Number

In many large firms, clients are reduced to impersonal case numbers and shuffled between large legal teams, rarely getting any face time with their Lansing assault and battery lawyer. At Coontz Law, you get me, Attorney Dustyn Coontz.

As a young assault & battery lawyer, I am proud to represent a new generation of Lansing assault attorneys and am committed to staying up to date with all the new procedures and technologies that have recently been adopted by legal professionals. I also know that courtroom situations can change quickly and strive to bring you legal representation that is agile, adaptive, and flexible.

When you need an assault and battery lawyer in Lansing, contact me at (517) 236-8668.

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