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Lansing Assault And Battery Lawyer

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Exceptional thoroughness

We leave no stone unturned and meticulously investigate every case that we take on.

Night and weekend accessibility

When you need us, we are there. Your call will be answered day or night.

Flexible financing

Free case evaluations, flexible payment plans. Simple, flat-fee billing.

Fearless advocates

Relentless pursuit of the best possible outcome of your case. Period.

Lansing assault and battery attorney

Personalized representation for assault and battery charges

In Michigan assault and battery fall under the same legal statute and may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The circumstances of your case will dictate how a prosecutor charges you. Either way, if you are facing assault and battery or domestic violence charges, you should seek legal counsel to ensure that you understand the charges brought against you and are aware of all your legal options. As the founder of Coontz Law, I am a knowledgeable Lansing assault and battery attorney who understands the importance of presenting a strong, detail-oriented defense. I am prepared to help you through your case every step of the way.

Assault and battery charges in Michigan

Under Michigan Penal Code 750.81, assault and battery is a single crime in the State of Michigan. Assault refers to an intentional attempt to cause physical injury to another individual or to inspire fear of imminent harm or violence while battery is when violence or force is actually inflicted on another.

Possible defenses against assault and battery charges in Michigan include

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Provocation
  • Lack of mental capacity
  • Lack of intent

I take pride in my ability to craft creative defenses that acknowledge every aspect of your unique case. With an analytical approach, I pay close attention to detail and use legal strategies that position you for success.

Do you go to jail for simple assault?

Under Michigan law, you can face serious penalties for a conviction for simple assault or battery including jail time.

Possible penalties for simple assault or battery include:

  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to two years’ probation
  • Up to a $500 fine
  • Restitution

We see the person behind the case number

In many large firms, clients are reduced to impersonal case numbers and shuffled between large legal teams, rarely getting any face time with their Lansing assault and battery lawyer. At Coontz Law, you get a team to help you navigate the legal system.

As a young assault & battery lawyer, I am proud to represent a new generation of Lansing assault attorneys and am committed to staying up to date with all the new procedures and technologies that have recently been adopted by legal professionals. I also know that courtroom situations can change quickly and strive to bring you legal representation that is agile, adaptive, and flexible.

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"Dustyn Coontz was friendly and professional from the first meeting with him until the conclusion of my case"

I was informed and up to date through the entire process. Anytime I had questions or concerns I just contacted his office and was always answered or soon returned a call.

“Incredibly thorough and professional!”

Services rendered were above and beyond the call of duty. I can't imagine my experience with the legal system without the assistance of Coontz Law and the attorney provided to me.

“Hands down been an Excellent Lawyer!”

Never judged never looked down on my story instead gave me hope that the outcome would be better by fighting and not giving in. A lawyer thats Willing to fight for you to the end is ONE you WANT and NEED on your Team!!! I would recommend and also rate 5 Stars! I appreciate all you've done so far in my case.

“He is kind, compassionate, and cares about people.”

He even called me and texted me back a few extra times when he didn't have to. For me he went beyond. Thanks so much, Dustyn.

“If you need legal representation, I would highly recommend Coontz Law”

From my first conversation with Dustyn, he was a calm presence since this was the first time I needed any legal assistance. He truly wants the best for his clients and is truly a wonderful lawyer to have on your side. I never felt judged and he was willing to fight for the best outcome for myself & my future.
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Our Process

You schedule a call
Meet briefly to learn more ∙ Understand your specific situation ∙ Determine if we can help
We suggest a solution
Know what it will cost ∙ Understand how long it’ll take ∙ Know what next steps look like.
We work together
Gather & review evidence ∙ Create defense strategy ∙ Provide updates without you even asking
Enjoy peace of mind
We’ll work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome on your case.