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Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder involves a person who:

  1. Assaults another person with intent to do great bodily harm, less than the crime of murder, or Assaults another person by strangulation or suffocation. (See “Strangulation” for more details). 
  2. At the time of the assault, the accused had the ability to cause an injury, or at least believed that he/she had the ability

The intent part of the crime requires an intent to do serious injury of an aggravated nature.

The charge of Assault With Intent to Comit Great Bodily Less Than Murder is a specific intent crime.  

The state can use the accused conduct and/or words to prove specific intent.

The intent must appear and the harm of injury intended must be serious and of an aggravated nature.  

Assault With Intent to Comit Great Bodily Less than Murder requires No actual injury.

If there was an injury to the accuser, it may be considered as evidence in deciding whether the accused intended to cause great bodily harm.

Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder falls under MCL 750.84 and is considered a felony.

DEFINITION
ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT GREAT BODILY HARM LESS THAN MURDER

  • Great bodily harm means any physical injury that could seriously harm the health or function of the body.                                                                                                                                    

PENALTY
ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT GREAT BODILY HARM LESS THAN MURDER

Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00 or both.

DEFENSE
ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT GREAT BODILY HARM LESS THAN MURDER

Self defense, defense of others, defense of property, lack of intent, provocation, consent, and assumption of risk.

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