As a board certified criminal trial specialist, Attorney Patrick O’Keefe has over 11 years experience handling these types of cases.  The inception the Crime Victim Rights Act has made it mandatory for the prosecution and courts to consult with the alleged victim on every phase of the case. Frequently, this means the prosecution may even sacrifice their own professional judgment and sense of justice for the sake of making the alleged victim happy. Therefore, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney before venturing into this area of the law.

Types of Assault Crimes

Murder – 1st Degree (Mcl 750.316)

Murder – 2nd Degree (Mcl 750.317)

Attempted Murder (Mcl 750.91)

Assault With Intent To Murder (Mcl 750.83)

Manslaughter (Mcl 750.321)

Assault With Intent To Do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder (Mcl 750.84)

Assault By Strangulation/Suffocation (Mcl 750.84)

Assault With A Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault) (Mcl 750.82)

Aggravated Assault (Mcl 750.81a)

Assault Or Assault And Battery (Mcl 750.81)

Domestic Assault (Domestic Violence) (Mcl 750.81(2))

Case Results

Domestic Assault charge DISMISSED. January 2015.

Client found NOT GUILTY of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon by Ingham County jury (People v. Adams) -September 9, 2014

Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon charge DISMISSED. – May 2014

School sexual assault allegation proven false – no criminal charges issued – client remains in school – complainant charged criminally for telephone harassment of Client. – April 2014

Assaultive crimes are often the most difficult cases to deal with during the criminal process. The inception the Crime Victim Rights Act has made it mandatory for the prosecution and courts to consult with the alleged victim on every phase of the case. Frequently, this means the prosecution may even sacrifice their own professional judgment and sense of justice for the sake of making the alleged victim happy. But many of these cases often are crimes of passion, and a crime of passion is often looked upon more favorably by a jury than those that are marked by premeditated maliciousness.

Attorney O’Keefe has successfully defended major assaultive crimes. Recently, Mr. O’Keefe earned a DISMISSAL of a homicide charge on behalf of his innocent client.