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Simple Assault and Battery

Up to 93 days in jail, $500 fine and 1 year probation

Simple Assault and Battery - NOT GUILTY

Attorney Jordan’s client was charged with simple assault and battery after the mother of her husband’s son accused her of assault. She faced the possibility of being incarcerated for 93 days and a fine of $500 and court costs. There was also the possibility of being placed on probation and having her life scrutinized by a probation officer for up to a year or so.

The charges arose when Attorney Jordan’s client accompanied her husband to drop off his son to his mother. The son’s mother made the accusation that Attorney Jordan’s client threw snowballs and tried to attack her. A neighbor corroborated the complainant's story.

During the trial, Attorney Jordan’s cross-examination of the complainant revealed that the charges were false and an attempt by the complainant to make his client’s life miserable. Cross examination also revealed that the eyewitness was a friend who came to court to lie for her friend.

After Attorney Jordan discredited the complainant and the witness, his client was found NOT Guilty. The client left the courtroom with an unblemished record.

Assault and Battery
There are seven primary assaultive crimes in Michigan's criminal law statutes; five of which are felonies: murder (first and second degree); assault with the intent to murder; assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder; and, felonious assault (assaulting someone with a weapon) - then two misdemeanors: aggravated assault; and simple assault and battery.

Although the least severe of the assaultive crimes, simple assault and battery has consequences that can create hardships. Besides the possibility of your freedom being taken away for 93 days, there are also fines and costs, and the possibility of being placed on probation - where your life is scrutinized by a probation officer for up to a year or so. As with all criminal charges, it is important to never assume that you will be walking out of the courtroom after you have been sentenced. A top criminal attorney is crucial in convincing a judge that if convicted you will never spend a night in jail.

About Attorney Carl Jordan
Carl Jordan is a Detroit criminal defense attorney who will aggressively fight to protect your rights against all felonies and misdemeanor charges. If you are facing misdemeanor charges in Michigan, having an experienced attorney on your side may make all the difference in your case. Contact Carl Jordan at 248 358-6647 or text him at 313 282-0869.

No matter what the charge, Carl Jordan pursues dropped charges, dismissals, acquittals and probation not prison

Worried about being charged with assault?
If you think you will be charged with an assault crime, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will be able to assess your chances of being arrested and charged, as well as, advise you of your best options.

If there is a chance of you being a suspect in a crime, do not discuss it with anyone except a lawyer. Your own statements can become the government’s best evidence against you.

If you are charged with a crime, one of two things will happen:

Option 1
A police officer or detective will show up and arrest you. If this happens you should not answer any questions. You should firmly state: “I want to talk with a lawyer and have a lawyer present before I answer any questions.

Option 2
You will receive a summons in the mail informing you to that an arraignment has been scheduled. At the arraignment, formal charges will be entered. It is very important to have a criminal attorney represent you at the arraignment.

Have you been charged with an assault crime?
You should hire a good defense attorney if you are charged with an assault crime. He or she will review the charges against you prior to the arraignment and verify there is enough evidence to proceed and that the evidence was gathered legally. At the initial stages of the case, a lawyer will make sure that you do not incriminate yourself. Your attorney make sure your rights are protected and put forward the best possible defense at every stage of the process. Additionally, an attorney will help you secure a low bond.

How do you choose the right criminal attorney?
A defendant should find an experienced trial attorney who has represented defendants charged with the same or very similar offenses. The lawyer you hire must have the skill and confidence to take a case all the way through trial. He/she has to know all the rules of the game, all the rules of evidence, and all the rules of law.

Do not hire an attorney because he/she is first on Google. Being first on Google does not indicate competency. Rather it indicates that money has been invested in Google ads or search optimization.

A good attorney should have a decent website that includes accomplishments, important cases, and contact information. Look for how long he/she has practiced criminal law. Did they come from a prosecutor background? How long have they practiced criminal law? Arrange a face-to-face consultation to determine if you feel comfortable with the attorney. Ask questions such as:

  • Have you had at least 10 jury trials as lead counsel?
  • Did you win any of those trials? If so how many?
  • Ask for a list of the jury trials so you can confirm what you are being told. Many courts provide online access to court records. If you can't access the court records, ask the attorney for proof.
A consultation is not a binding agreement. You should schedule consultations with more than one attorney to make sure you are selecting the best one for you.