People are quick to characterize those charged with assault as violent or out of control. The truth is, however, that many instances of alleged assault are provoked or carried out in self-defense. Being charged with assault does not make you a bad person, but it is important to protect yourself because the consequences of a conviction can be harsh.
I am Timothy Williams, a criminal defense lawyer in Mason, Michigan. With more than two decades of experience, I have the knowledge and skills to protect you during this difficult time. I will work with you to make sure you understand the different ways we can handle your assault charge, and I will help you choose the approach that makes sense for you. I handle all types of assault charges, including:
- Domestic assault
- Assault with a weapon
- Other felonious assaults
Building A Strong Defense Against The Charges
As your lawyer, I will work tirelessly to build a defense that puts you in the best position possible. I know that assault accusations are rarely black and white. I will work with you to understand what happened and whether the alleged victim played a role in the incident.
Most assaults do not happen for no reason. Often, the so-called victim provoked the assault. In other situations, the person accused of assault was actually acting in self-defense or trying to defend someone else. By showing that you were not solely responsible for the incident, I may be able to reduce the charges against you or have them dismissed completely.
If this is your first criminal charge, you may be eligible for Michigan’s first-time offender provision. Those who qualify may receive a deferred sentence and have the conviction cleared from their record. I can help you determine if you qualify.