What may start as a minor altercation can quickly turn into criminal charges of assault and battery. Prosecutors take these cases seriously; so should you.

Though the terms assault and battery are often used together and interchangeably, they are different crimes. Under Michigan law, battery refers to physical contact between two people — spitting on another person can be grounds for a battery charge. Assault does not have to involve contact, only the imminent threat of harm.

Lawyers Serving Assault Cases in Mount Pleasant, Midland, and Surrounding Areas

If you have been charged with assault or battery in Central or Northern Michigan, our criminal defense attorneys are here to assist you. At the law firm of Barberi Law, we will stand beside you to protect your rights. We will put our years of past prosecutor and public defender legal experience to work for you. You can count on us to do everything possible to protect you from jail, fines, and other collective consequences if your case involves:

  • A bar fight
  • Domestic violence or assault
  • A road rage incident
  • A fight on campus
  • An incident involving juveniles
  • Sexual assault charges
  • Threats of violence at a casino
  • Tribal law matters

Our criminal defense attorneys are equipped to defend Central Michigan University students, as well as adults of all ages. We understand the unique impact that a conviction can have on a college student. Such a conviction may prevent a student from pursuing the career of his or her choice or lead to expulsion from school, even if the assault and battery case did not take place on campus.

We are also available to handle tribal law matters. Our criminal defense team is available to represent Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe members who have been charged with assault and battery, and we take “per capita” assignments as payments for services rendered.

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