Assault with Weapon
WHAT IS ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON?
In the State of Michigan, under MCL § 750.82, assault with a dangerous weapon is defined as a battery or attempted battery (assault) against an individual or an act that would cause a reasonable person to fear or apprehend an immediate battery, with the intent to injure the other person or to make them reasonably fear an immediate battery, with a dangerous weapon. A dangerous weapon is defined as any object that is used in a way that is likely to cause serious or physical injury or death. Assault with a dangerous weapon is commonly referred to as felonious assault. There are many forms of felonious assault, and a conviction can range from a low-level felony and a potentially short-term of incarceration to a high-level felony and potential life in prison. Our criminal defense team has many years of experience defending individuals charged with all forms of assault and dangerous weapon cases. It is important to have an experienced criminal defense team on your side fighting for you and your rights.