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Charges of Assault
on a Police Officer

Trusted Advocacy from the Law Office of John N. Elliott
Using threats of force or violence or intentionally committing acts of violence against another individual to harm them is a crime known as assault. One of the most complex forms of assault you can be charged with is assaulting a police officer. If you were believed to have threatened or tried to harm someone you knew was a police officer, you could be charged. Law enforcement, judges, and prosecutors take crimes against police officers very seriously.

Benefits of hiring the Law Office of John N. Elliott:

  • Powerful Jury Presentations
  • Thorough Case Preparation
  • Years of Experience
  • Personal, Customized Defense

At The Law Office of John N. Elliott, our Troy criminal defense lawyer is committed to offering you aggressive and legal representation. Call us now at (248) 451-9600 to request a free consultation.

Understanding Assault on a
Police Officer Charges

Prosecutors will often go to great lengths to gather evidence and witness testimonies to quickly reach a conviction. They may be less than concerned about gathering the truth. In many cases involving crimes against a police officer, they will push for the maximum sentence. Fortunately, we know exactly what elements the prosecution must prove to win a conviction for a crime of this nature.

  • In order to reach a conviction, the prosecution will need to demonstrate the following:
  • That you believed or knew the alleged victim was a police officer
  • That you resisted arrest or interfered with an officer's duties
  • That you behaved willfully and voluntarily (not in self-defense)
  • That the alleged victim was actually a police officer
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Put Your Case in Our
Experienced Hands

Our firm has a proven history of defending violent crime charges, including assault on a police officer. We know which defense strategies are most effective, including illustrating problems with evidence or disproving the prosecutor's evidence against you. It is essential that you trust your case with an aggressive Troy criminal defense lawyer.

To learn how we can help with your case during a free case evaluation, call us now at (248) 451-9600.