Charged with Murder or Felonious Assault in Michigan?

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Murder, manslaughter, and felonious assault are some of the most serious criminal charges a person can face. A conviction carries severe penalties that can change your life. Punishments include substantial fines and jail time. In the most extreme circumstances, you could face life in prison.

When your freedom is on the line, the stakes cannot be higher. To give yourself the best chance of beating the charges, you need a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who is meticulously prepared and will do everything he can to help you avoid a conviction.

At Elmen Legal, I will carefully investigate the charges against you, prepare a vigorous defense, protect your rights, and fight for a Not Guilty verdict. When you are facing serious criminal charges, time is of the essence. Don’t delay — contact Elmen Legal.

Felonious Assault

Felonious assault occurs when a person assaults another person with the intent to kill them or cause serious bodily harm. A person can also be charged with felonious assault when they kill or cause serious bodily harm to someone else during the commission of another crime, such as robbery or kidnapping.

The State of Michigan recognizes different types of felonious assault:

  • Felonious Assault with a Deadly Weapon is the crime of assaulting someone using a gun, knife, brass knuckles, or any object that could be used as a dangerous weapon. A conviction carries a sentence of 4 years in prison and a $6,000 fine.
  • Assault with Intent To Do Great Bodily Harm (Assault GBH) occurs when a defendant assaults someone with the intent to cause great bodily harm less than murder. Assault GBH is punishable by ten years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Assault with Intent to Commit Murder is a felony, punishable by “any number of years” or life in prison.
  • Assault, Battery, Resisting, or Obstructing a Police Officer occurs when a person injures or obstructs a law enforcement officer while they are performing their duties. “R&O” is a felony, punishable by two years in prison and a $2,000 fine.
  • Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony occurs when a person commits a felony crime using force or the threat of force. A conviction for Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony is a capital offense punishable by up to life in prison.

Any felonious assault charge must be taken seriously. To defend yourself and protect your rights, you need an experienced and tenacious criminal defense attorney on your side. Elmen Legal will thoroughly investigate the charges against you, explain and help you evaluate your options, and craft an effective and compelling defense strategy designed to result in a Not Guilty verdict or that will force the prosecutor to dismiss your case.

Manslaughter Accidental Death with Criminal Implications

Manslaughter is the crime of taking someone else’s life without pre-determined malice, intent, or forethought. A defendant can be charged with voluntary manslaughter when they take someone else’s life intentionally in the heat of the moment. Involuntary manslaughter occurs when a defendant takes someone else’s life without intent. A conviction for manslaughter carries a sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $7,500.

Homicide

Homicide is one of the most serious criminal charges a person can face. To convict a defendant on first-degree murder charges, the prosecutor must prove the defendant took someone else’s life with premeditation. To prove second-degree murder, the prosecutor must prove the defendant took someone else’s life, but they do not need to prove premeditation. A murder conviction carries a life sentence.

Contact Elmen Legal for Aggressive Felony Defense in Ann Arbor, Michigan

As a criminal defense attorney, I believe every client is innocent until proven guilty. And I work diligently to defend every client I represent. Elmen Legal has experience defending people against the most serious criminal charges in Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan.

When you work with Elmen Legal, I will personally investigate every detail of your case. I will work with you to build a compelling defense strategy designed to result in a Not Guilty verdict at trial or force the prosecutor to dismiss your case.

As a staunch and tenacious advocate for the accused, I will be with you every step of the way as I explain the court process, protect your rights, and fight for an acquittal.

Free Consultation

If you have been charged with murder, manslaughter, or felonious assault in Michigan, you need experienced and aggressive legal representation. Contact Elmen Legal today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation. Call me at (734) 707-8915 or email robert@elmenlegal.com.

Attorneys:  Robert Elmen