Felony Assault Charges
To be charged with a felony assault, a person has to be accused of assaulting an individual with a weapon. Unlike other assault charges, a person charged with a felonious assault is not required to have the intent to commit murder or cause great bodily harm less than murder. It is punishable by approximately 4 years in prison, a $2,000 fine, or both. Also, any weapon used during the commission of a felony can lead to a felonious firearm charge. Felony firearm charges can result in a 2 year minimum prison sentence.
Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder.
This crime is frequently referred to as “Assault GBH,” for “Great Bodily Harm.” An Assault GBH is when an individual assaults a person with the intention to do extreme bodily damage. This is a felony, and can be punishable by up to 10 years in jail or a fine of up to $5,000.
Assault with Intent to Commit Murder.
Assaulting a person with the intent to commit murder is a felony in Michigan. Generally, the sentence is increased if there is the intent to commit murder.
For people who have been falsely accused of a crime, it can be an extremely frightening. Whenever the penalty is severe, it is important to have an experienced attorney.
The Mortimer Law Firm many years of experience representing clients charged with assault. We understand the ins and outs of the criminal justice system, and want you to achieve the best results possible. Our offices are located in Traverse City, Alpena and Petoskey.