Metro Detroit Assault Crimes Attorney

In the State of Michigan, several offenses are included in Assaultive Crimes:

The varying penalties of assaultive crimes depend almost solely on the extent of the injury sustained by the complaining witness, or victim, and range from probation to life in prison. It is important to contact an attorney early on in the process to protect your rights.

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Assault Crime Charges

If you have been charged with an assaultive crime under Michigan law, it is important to have a strong criminal defense legal team to help you with your case.  From your arrest and throughout the entire case, The Bennett Law Firm, PLC will be by your side.  After a thorough investigation, we will put together the best defense possible against the prosecutor.  We know you are innocent until proven guilty and are ready to defend you if you have been charged with an assaultive crime in Metro Detroit.  Contact The Bennett Law Firm, PLC today for your free case review at 248-281-6991.

Assault and Battery

There are different types of Assault and Battery charges in Michigan.  Assault and battery charges can be brought against you if you have attempted to cause physical injury (assault) that resulted in actual contact such as hitting someone (battery).  If serious injury is inflicted as a result of the contact you may be charged with Aggravated Assault in Michigan, which carries up to 1 year in jail.

Many assault and battery cases are charged at the misdemeanor level.  If convicted of a misdemeanor, or simple, assault and battery charge you could face the following penalties:

  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • A fine of up to $500.00 or both.

There are additional circumstances that could increase the penalties in your case if the charges are related to injuring a police officer, public utility employee, emergency personnel or other government officials.  Contact our criminal defense legal team at The Bennett Law Firm, PLC to have a case review of your assault and battery charges at 248-281-6991.

Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse

Domestic violence and spousal abuse-related charges can have a dramatic impact on your life. In contrast to Assault and Battery charges, even being charged with Domestic Violence can cause serious issues.  The criminal defense lawyers at The Bennett Law Firm, PLC will build a defense to help you combat these charges.

In order for charges to be classified as domestic violence, you must have one of the following relationships with the complaining witness:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • An individual with whom you have or had a dating relationship
  • A person who shares a child with you
  • Someone who lived or currently lives in your home

In some cases of domestic violence Personal Protective Orders (PPO), which are designed to prevent further incidents, are issued through the court system.  The criminal defense legal team at our firm can help you with a wide range of services related to a PPO including helping you obtain a PPO to helping defend you against a falsely filed PPO.

We understand domestic violence cases stem from complicated relationships wrought with emotion, so we want to hear about the circumstances in your case.  Hearing your story will help our criminal defense team build the best case for you.


In Michigan Stalking is a serious crime where charges are brought against someone for repeatedly harassing another individual causing the person to be terrorized or frightened for his or her safety.  This can be via phone, email, text, in person, or via social media.

Stalking charges range from a misdemeanor up to a felony for Aggravated Stalking, which can be filed if someone violates a Personal Protection Order.  Call The Bennett Law Firm, PLC now to help defend you against any type of stalking charges


Kidnapping is charged when someone is accused of taking an individual against their will.  If convicted, you could face up to life in prison and/or be ordered to pay up to $50,000 in fines.  Do not face these charges alone. Reach out to our criminal defense team for support in your case.


If you are facing any form of murder charges you need a strong criminal defense team behind you.  If convicted of any of these charges, you will face serious life-altering penalties.  Charges related to homicide range from manslaughter charges to first-degree or second-degree murder.  In some cases, you may have been acting in self-defense to protect yourself or a loved one from harm.

The Bennett Law Firm, PLC will work with you to build the best defense for your case utilizing expert witnesses and by conducting a thorough investigation to defend you.

Metro Detroit Criminal Defense Team Defending Your Assault or Violent Crime Case

The Bennett Law Firm, PLC will help you with any case related to an assault or violent crime charge.  Our Metro Detroit criminal defense team is ready to investigate your case to build a strong defense for you.  Call us for a no-cost case review at 248-281-6991.

Assault Crimes Review

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