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Assault Felony and Domestic Violence in Michigan


Domestic violence is a problem for many States. In the State of Michigan, domestic violence is an issue that we have tried to address by passing a lot of laws against it.

In this article, let us continue discussing assault felony and domestic violence cases in Michigan.

Assault with Intent To Maim

The felony of Assault With Intent to Maim is considered as one of the strictest assault penalties that an individual could go through. 

How is the felony committed?

The felony of assault with intent to maim is an assault committed with the intent to disfigure the person or to cut off or disable “a limb, organ or member.” This means that the individual would have the intention and m2 disfigured a person or to cut off or disable a limb or an organ or a member of the parts of the body of the victim.

The frame specifically includes the intention of a person to cut off a specific body part of another individual. It is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and payable for a fine of 5,000 or both.

Assault with intent to maim is considered as one of the worst crimes that an individual can do next to the crime of murder. Here, the intention is clear that the individual involved is one who knows what he wants to do against the person involved.

Assault Against A Pregnant Individual Causing Miscarriage 

According to Michigan Law, the felony of assault against a pregnant individual causing a miscarriage is defined as whenever “An individual who assaults or assaults and batters an individual who is pregnant and who knows the individual is pregnant is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 93 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.”

Just recently, an individual was found guilty of the crime of an assault against a pregnant individual causing miscarriage. In an article by Michigan Live, the case stated the following: 

Samuel Jenkins, 30, was convicted by a jury Aug. 3 on 10 counts related to the assault, including torture, two counts of felony firearm, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault, attempted assault of a pregnant individual to induce abortion, carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated domestic violence and knowingly assaulting a pregnant individual.

The woman who was assaulted became pregnant in 2018 with Jenkins’ baby and they agreed to have an abortion. The woman, however, could not go through with the abortion, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said.

On Aug. 3, 2018, Jenkins assaulted her in an attempt to abort the baby himself. At one point, Jenkins pointed a gun at the woman’s stomach. The woman captured audio of the assault, which was used to convict Jenkins.

Jenkins was arrested on Aug. 14, 2018, with a weapon in his car.”

Assault with Intent to Murder

The felony of assault with intent to murder is under MCL 750.83 which defines the crime of Assault with intent to commit murder as when “any individual who assaults another person and who intends to murder or kill that person will be found guilty of a felony offense.”

There are three specific elements that the prosecution must prove in relation to assault with intent to murder and this would include the following:

  • The defendant attempted to physically injure another individual.
  • The defendant possessed the ability to inflict injury or at least believe he/she could cause injury upon committing the assault.
  • The defendant intended to kill the individual he/she assaulted. Circumstances must not reduce or legally excuse the crime.

There are different kinds of assault that individuals should look out for when they would do specific activities relating to violence committed against another person the truth of the matter is that while we can always see that the acts committed by individuals are beyond human comprehension there are some apps that would need proper assessment from the point of view of an impartial individual in order to properly defended and see why the aggression happened and how it can be properly defended.

If you have been convicted or are in the process of fighting a conviction against assault and battery you would need to make sure that you follow all of the rules set and that you contact us as soon as you can so we can help you with your case.

Defending Domestic Violence or Assault and Battery

If you have committed domestic violence or need help prosecuting one, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. The legal consequences of domestic violence are dire and must be addressed as soon as possible. Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

Let us help you out.

If you’ve been charged with a domestic violence crime you need a criminal defense lawyer on your side, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call. If you merely defended yourself, you need to prove that you have done self-defense and nothing else.

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