Who do you want to answer the call you never thought you’d have to make?  

Joseph A. Simon, Criminal Defense Attorney

“His cross-examination is unreal.  His ability to see two steps ahead is magical to watch.” - Client’s parent
“He was a mastermind of how to bring about the truth… He was able to protect my child’s reputation.” - Client’s parent
“There isn’t a more well-prepared attorney I’ve ever seen... He puts the same care into a drunk driving case as he does a capital case.” - Retired Judge
“Mr. Simon proved to be an outstanding attorney who has a clear grasp of the law as well as the court system.” - Client’s husband
“Joe went above and beyond our expectations as a counselor. He was instrumental in protecting my son's reputation both in and outside the courthouse.” - Client’s parent
“Joe Simon is AMAZING. As a parent of a son who was facing the scariest time in his life, Joe came highly recommended and exceeded all expectations.” - Client’s parent
“Simon is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Ann Arbor, say his peers” - Ann Arbor Observer
“Mr. Simon and his office resources will do everything in the power of the law to take your case on and offer the best possible outcome.” - Past client
Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Attorney, Joseph A. Simon

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon

Assault Crimes Defense

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon aggressively defends assault crimes in Washtenaw County, including Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and the surrounding counties of Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson, and Wayne.

The “ladder” of Assault charges in Michigan ranges from misdemeanor Simple Assault and/or Assault and Battery, to capital charges, punishable by up to life in prison.  These include:

  • Simple Assault and/or Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Felonious Assault (Assault with a dangerous weapon)
  • Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm
  • Assault by Strangulation
  • Assault with Intent to Commit Murder

All Assault charges are aggressively investigated by police, sometimes with mandatory arrest protocols, and are vigorously prosecuted.

I Was Charged In Ann Arbor, MI With Assault But I Never Touched Anyone.  Is This Legal?

An Assault is the offer of physical force or violence (clenching a fist, pointing a weapon) to another.  A Battery is a harmful or offensive touching (actual contact with a person or an object closely connected with a person) of another.  Assault charges, therefore, do not necessarily require an actual touching.  Assaults increase in severity by certain “aggravating variables,” including the use of a weapon, a resulting injury or serious injury, or an intent to cause great bodily harm or death.

I Was Charged With Assault In Washtenaw County While I Was Defending Myself.  Can I Still Be Prosecuted?

Yes.  Self Defense is an “affirmative defense” that is usually decided by a judge or jury in a trial.  In Michigan, a person must both honestly and reasonably believe they are in danger to use force to defend themselves or another to lawfully exercise the privilege.

For over 30 years, Joseph A. Simon has been helping persons charged with Assault crimes to protect their freedom, reputation and future goals.  If you or a loved one are arrested or charged with an Assault offense or Domestic Violence in Ann Arbor, or Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Livingston, or Lenawee County, contact our firm at 734-887-6200.