Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI
Bailey Smith & Bailey, P.C. is one of Michigan's premier criminal law firms, providing aggressive and zealous representation for those in the Ann Arbor area facing criminal charges. Don't let a simple mistake get in the way of a promising future -- choosing the right attorney can affect your future and our seasoned attorneys have the experience you need to put your mistakes in the past.
If you have been accused of a crime, you need an expert criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in the Michigan court system to help you with your case. At Bailey, Smith, & Bailey, we are here to help. We will work hard to build your various defenses and educate you on your rights, your defenses, and the complicated legal system while developing a comprehensive plan of action.
Mid-Michigan's Premier Criminal Law Firm
You may think that your charge is too minor, or that your case is "open and shut," and there isn't anything an attorney can do to help. This is never the case. Our legal team has used our aggressive and proven negotiation tactics to help countless individuals like yourself get reduced sentences and minimal consequences.
You may be eager to put this all behind you, but the choices you make today could affect the rest of your life! Before making any decision regarding your case, it's important that you speak to a qualified attorney. Our team will act quickly on your behalf and give you the advantage you need to secure a favorable outcome.
With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of highly rated attorneys know the ins-and-outs of the Michigan court system. When you choose us, you don't just get the benefit of our excellent reputation, you get one-on-one service from a seasoned attorney who will handle your case from start to finish.
Ann Arbor's Toughest Drug Crime Lawyers
Hearing that your college student has been arrested on drug charges can be terrifying news for a parent. However, if you receive a phone call with this news, your first step should be to hire a skilled criminal lawyer. This will ensure that your child has the representation that they need as they face arrest, questioning, and more. One drug charge can completely ruin your child's future, so it's essential that you take the time to invest in their defense.
Your first step should be to call a professional attorney who can take over the case from the moment they step into the door, so that the stress and trauma of the event can be minimized. With stakes as high as having an impact on your future, it's invaluable to have an understanding of your rights and potential defenses. A skilled attorney will help prepare a tactical defense by employing a vast array of knowledge and skill to ensure the best possible outcome in the courtroom.
Assault & Battery Charges
Assault in Michigan is an attempt to cause physical injury to another person. Also, any intentional unlawful act or threat, even if that's raising a wrist or brandishing a weapon, is a form of assault. If the offender seems to have the ability to actually carry out the treat of action and causing others to feel afraid of impending violence, that is also an act of assault.
In contrast, assault or battery committed without a dangerous weapon can lead to a misdemeanor case. If the result is a serious injury, it's considered an aggravated assault and battery, which is punishable by more jail time.
A person convicted of a simple assault can face the following penalties:
- Up to 93 days in jail, a fine up to $500, or both
- Probation (up to two years) and restitution
A person convicted of aggravated assault and battery may face the following penalties:
- Up to one year in jail, with a fine up to $1000, or both
- Probation (up to two years) and restitution
At Bailey Smith & Bailey, P.C., we'll work with you every step of the way to ensure that your child's rights are protected, that you're well represented in court, and that the charge impacts your life as little as possible. We understand that youthful offenses happen. We'll work with you to help make sure that those offenses don't follow you for the rest of your professional life.
Our track record of success:
"I came to Bailey, Smith & Bailey after being charged with a DUI and possession of marijuana. They took the time to learn every detail of my case and address my concerns. In the end, they got my sentence reduced and I only had to pay a fine. I even got to keep my license! Thank you for helping me put this behind me." William P., MSU Sophomore, East Lansing, MI
At Bailey, Smith & Bailey, P.C., we have a track record of success in representing our clients. Contact us today to speak with an experienced lawyer about your case.