Detroit & Michigan Assault, Assault & Battery and Resisting Arrest Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney James Schmier will Defend against your Arson Charge and Fight to Protect Your Rights. Call today for a no-cost consultation. (248) 705-3743

Assault and Assault & Battery: What’s the Difference
Assault and Batter are two different things. An assault charge does not require that any contact be made between the suspect and the alleged victim. All that is required is that the defendant placed the victim in reasonable apprehension of an imminent battery.  An example would be a case where a suspect picks up a baseball bat and swings it at the victim.  Even if the suspect makes no contact with the victim, the crime of assault has been committed because the victim will have been placed in fear of getting hit. 

Assault and Battery Penalties
In some cases assault can be charged as a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail plus a fine .  In other cases, assault can be charged as a felony offense where the defendant faces a possible prison sentence.

Resisting Arrest
If you resist a lawful arrest, you may be charged with resisting a police officer. On the other hand, in Michigan, resisting an illegal arrest is within the law. An experienced defense attorney will understand the law and have the experience to defend a resisting charge

Get Help from a Criminal Defense Attorney
It is absolutely imperative to have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal attorney at your side when facing an assault charge or resisting arrest. As a criminal attorney, James Schmier has the experience and ability to provide you the best defense possible

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense and Drunk Driving/ DUI attorney providing legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

Macomb County

Armada
Centerline
Chesterfield Twp.
Clinton
Eastpointe
Fraser
Harrison
Lenox
Macomb
Memphis
Mt. Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
St. Clair Shores
Sterling Heights
Shelby
Utica
Warren
Washington

St. Clair County

Port Huron
Capac
Saint Clair
Algonac
Keewahdin
Marine City
Emmett
Yale

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor
Ypsilanti
Chelsea
Saline
Manchester
Milan
Dexter

Ingham County

Lansing
East Lansing
Williamston
Webberville
Stockbridge
Meridian Township
Danville

Oakland County

Auburn Hills
Addison Twp.
Berkley
Beverly Hills
Bingham Farms
Birmingham
Bloomfield
Bloomfield Hills
Brandon Twp.
Clarkston
Clawson
Commerce
Farmington
Farmington Hills
Ferndale
Franklin
Groveland
Hazel Park
Highland
Holly
Huntington Woods
Independence
Keego Harbor
Lake Angelus
Lake Orion
Lathrup Village
Lyon Twp.
Madison Heights
Milford
Novi
Novi Township
Oak Park
Oakland Township
Orchard Lake
Orion
Ortonville
Oxford
Pleasant Ridge
Pontiac
Rochester
Rochester Hills
Royal Oak
Southfield
South Lyon
Springfield
Sylvan Lake
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
White Lake
Wixom
Wolverine Lake

Wayne County

Allen Park
Belleville
Brownstown
Canton
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Ecorse
Flat Rock
Garden City
Gibraltar
Grosse Isle
Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointe Park
Grosse Pointe Woods
Hamtramck
Highland Park
Huron
Inkster
Lincoln Park
Livonia
Melvindale
Northville
Plymouth
Redford
River Rouge
Riverview
Rockwood
Romulus
Southgate
Sumpter
Taylor
Trenton
Van Buren
Wayne
Westland
Woodhaven
Wyandotte

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The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC
Criminal Defense Lawyer and Drunk Driving DUI Attorney
(248) 705 3742