The felony offense of Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder is committed when a person assaults/batters another individual with the intent to do serious injury of an aggravated nature. The intent to do serious injury must be proven. It is not enough that an injury occurred. However, the seriousness of the injury may be considered when determining whether an individual had the intent to do great bodily harm. This type of charge is often pursued by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office when someone is badly injured during an assault.
Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder is a felony offense that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The minimum prison sentence for a person convicted of this crime can be in the range of 2-5 years and can be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances of the offense or the defendant’s criminal history. The final sentence often depends on the quality of the legal representation the defendant has throughout the case.