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Oakland County Assault & Battery Attorney

Defending Those Charged with Assault & Battery in Birmingham & Beyond

If you’re facing assault and battery charges, you need a passionate defender on your side to protect your rights and freedom. At Rights First Law, we have extensive experience defending against these types of charges and can fight on your behalf in Birmingham, Oakland County, and across Michigan.

How We Can Help You

You don’t have to face the maximum penalty. At Rights First Law, we will always pursue the best outcome possible. Our Oakland County assault and battery lawyer is dedicated to protecting your freedom.

In your free consultation, Rights First Law will strive to:

  • Understand your case
  • Explain the court process to you
  • Describe your case’s possible outcomes
  • Show how we can present you and your case convincingly

You have rights that can’t be ignored. Let attorney Stephanie N. Fakih stand up for you in court if you have been charged with a crime.

What is the Difference Between Assault & Battery?

In Michigan, an individual may be charged with assault or battery depending on the circumstances of the encounter:

  • Assault means acting with intent to physically harm someone or causing a person to believe they were in danger of being harmed. For example, threatening someone with a gun would be considered assault even if the victim was not injured.
  • Battery means force was used to hurt someone. This could be from a slap or punch, or from using an object as a weapon. If you’re accused of battery, you are also simultaneously accused of assault since harming someone entails attempting to harm them.

What are the Penalties for Assault & Battery?

The penalties for a first-time assault or assault and battery charge in Michigan are the same -- up to a $500 fine and no more than 93 days in jail. Both are categorized as a misdemeanor. A second offense of assault or assault and battery can be punished by up to a $1,000 fine and 1 year in jail.

If you’ve been charged with assault or battery, contact Rights First Law for a free consultation. You can reach our Oakland County assault and battery attorney at (248) 785-3334.

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Why Choose Rights First Law P.C.?


    Our passion comes from helping people get out of a difficult situation and protecting their rights, freedom and future.


    We're not only advocates, but educators. We keep our clients fully informed so they can make the best decision for their life.


    If it's in the best interest of the client, we're not afraid to go to trial. We've taken many cases to trial and have won!


    At Rights First Law P.C., we'll review your case for free and let you know the best way to proceed.

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