Troy City Criminal Ordinances – Assault

The following are misdemeanor assault offenses that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code:

98.02.01  Domestic Assault and Battery.  No person shall commit a domestic assault or domestic assault and batter on another person.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.  “Domestic assault and battery” includes an individual who assaults or assaults and batters his or her spouse or former spouse, an individual which whom he or she has or has had a dating relationship, an individual with whom he or she has had a child in common, or a resident or former resident of his or her household.  “Dating relationship” means frequent, intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional involvement.  This term does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary fraternization between two individuals in a business or social context.

98.02.02  Assault and Battery.  No person shall commit an assault or an assault and battery on another person.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.02.03  Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.  No person shall commit an assault and battery on any police officer, animal control officer, police service aide or peace officer in the performance of his or her duties.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03, in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

When charged with an assault related offense in Troy Michigan it is important to hire an experienced local criminal lawyer to assist you.  An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and a harsh result, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

 

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