Violent Criminal Defense Attorney in Northern Michigan
Relentless Defense Strategies to Protect Your Rights
A violent crime is the most serious type of criminal charge you can face. The criminal penalties and the negative stigma can wreak havoc on your life. Not only could you be facing steep fines and time in prison, but you’ll also have to suffer ruined relationships, lost job opportunities, and other personal consequences if convicted.
If you have been arrested for allegedly committing a violent crime, the time to retain a criminal defense attorney is now. The sooner I can get started on your case, the better. As a skilled violent crime defense attorney in Northern Michigan, I know how to build a strong case against the prosecution. With former prosecution experience under my belt, I can anticipate how they may act and ensure that my strategies are built to withstand theirs.
Types of Violent Crimes in Michigan
Whether you have been arrested for a violent crime or you are simply under investigation for one, you need a skilled attorney to step in and ensure that your rights are not violated. Because of the severity of violent criminal charges, many alleged perpetrators are not respected or treated as innocent until proven guilty. I fight hard to ensure that law enforcement and prosecutors do not violate my clients’ rights.
I defend clients against violent crimes including:
- Assault: Contrary to popular belief, assault does not actually have to involve physically touching anyone. Assault is defined as an attempted battery or an act that causes someone to fear injury.
- Battery: Battery is the actual act of forcefully, violently, or offensively touching someone.
- Domestic violence: Domestic violence is considered any type of abuse committed against a family member or someone with whom you share a close relationship.
- Stalking: Though the act of stalking is not necessarily inherently violent, it can be considered a violent crime – “aggravated stalking” – if it is carried out against a restraining order or if any violent threats were made.
- Kidnapping: Kidnapping is the act of restraining a victim, which can be an adult or a child.
- Felony firearm: In Michigan, the act of possessing a gun while committing a felony crime is called “felony firearm.”
- Murder: The act of killing another person is the most serious violent crime under Michigan law. Murder can be charged in the first degree if it is premeditated or in the second degree.
To learn more about how I can help with your violent crime charges, call me at (231) 399-3144.