One Wrong Word Can Result In Assault Charges

My name is Marc E. Hart. My law firm is devoted exclusively to criminal defense, bringing 30 years of criminal trial experience to your situation. Rather than just going for the quick and easy plea, my mindset is to vigorously fight the allegations, win the case at trial, or find the leverage necessary to minimize the penalties and collateral consequences in every client’s case.

An assault is an attempt to either injure or frighten someone through force, threats or violence. In other words, you can be charged with an assault crime even if no one is actually touched, injured or harmed. In addition, any reasonable suggestion a weapon was involved to threaten or hurt someone can raise a simple misdemeanor offense to a major felony.

Depending on the charge, the penalty for being convicted in an assault case can range anywhere from life in prison to probation. Getting convicted of any kind of violent offense can cost you your freedom, your family, your job or your ability to legally possess a firearm. If you are accused of committing any kind of assaultive crime, you need an experienced, skilled trial lawyer to protect your rights in court.

Former Prosecutor Turned Aggressive Defense Attorney

Marc E. Hart is a former prosecuting attorney. He is now a Royal Oak based criminal defense lawyer with 30 years of experience handling jury trials and litigation in virtually every kind of assault case. As a prosecutor, he was specially selected to be a member of PROB, the elite unit within the prosecutor's office that investigated and prosecuted many of Detroit and Wayne County's most complex and high-profile criminal cases.

For over 20 years now, he has specialized in criminal defense. He has secured countless not-guilty verdicts and dismissals on behalf of his clients, and has negotiated favorable plea deals, charge reductions and probationary sentences for clients in both felony and misdemeanor cases throughout the State of Michigan.

Assault And Battery • Domestic Violence • All Felony Assaults

At The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart, we have successfully defended clients charged with committing every level of assault crime, including:

  • Assault with intent to murder (maximum penalty of up to life in prison)
  • Attempted murder (up to life in prison)
  • Assault with intent to rob, armed (up to life in prison)
  • Assault with intent to rob, unarmed (up to 15 years in prison)
  • Assault/resisting police officer or official (up to 15 years in prison)
  • Assault with intent to do great bodily harm (up to 10 years in prison)
  • Assault with intent to maim (up to 10 years in prison)
  • Assault with intent to commit sexual penetration (up to 10 years in prison)
  • Assault with the intent to commit sexual touching (up to five years in prison)
  • Domestic violence/assault (up to five years in prison)
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon/felonious assault (up to four years in prison)
  • Aggravated assault (up to one year in jail)
  • Assault and battery (up to 93 days in jail)
  • Simple assault (up to 93 days in jail)

The role of a defense attorney is to vigorously protect your rights in court. At The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart, we have won cases for clients based on mistaken identification, self-defense, false scientific evidence, illegal confessions, illegal search and seizure, as well as cases that were based on the false accusations of people who had an ulterior motive, bias or prejudice against the person they accused.

Marc Hart will use his experience as both a former prosecutor and a defense attorney to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your case, design a defense strategy specifically tailored to your situation and aggressively protect your rights in court.

Serious Defense For Serious Allegations

At The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart, we understand that to each client, his or her case is the most important case in the world. With that in mind, we pledge to work tirelessly on your behalf.

If you need an aggressive defense attorney to defend any kind of assault charge, call The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart. We can be reached anytime day or night at 248-545-5290 or by email.