Aggravated Assault

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The misdemeanor offense of Aggravated Assault is committed when a person assaults/batters another individual without a weapon and inflicts a serious injury. Evidence of a serious injury may include knocking someone unconscious, cutting someone, causing bruises, and breaking a bone. The fact that a serious injury was not intended by the defendant is irrelevant. There must simply be proof that the defendant had the intent to assault or batter the individual and a serious injury resulted from the defendant’s actions.

Aggravated Assault is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 1 year in jail. If you are convicted of Aggravated Assault, you will likely be placed on probation for 2 years and ordered to attend jail work program, anger management courses, therapy, counseling, and community service. Depending on your case, you could spend up to 1 year in the Washtenaw County Jail.