Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
It is a common mistake to think of a domestic violence charge as just being an assault situation between a husband and wife. It is also a common mistake that there does not have to be an injury to be convicted of the offense. The domestic violence statute (MCL 750.81) includes a spouse, former spouse, a person who there was a dating relationship with, the parties have a child in common, a resident or former resident of the household. The statute clearly applies to marriage, dating, people with a child together and family relationships (mother/son, etc.).
There are different degrees of domestic violence charges depending on whether or not there were prior offenses. Domestic Violence can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on prior record and the facts alleged in the complaint.
If a case is handled by a top defense lawyer, a first offense domestic violence conviction can often be kept off your criminal record. MCL 769.4a operates as a deferred sentence and although judges can be reluctant to grant a deferred status, it is often possible to make a persuasive argument in favor of this type of resolution. If the person convicted does everything the court orders them to do then the conviction becomes a non-public record at the end of probation. The use of MCL 769.4a is not as simple as it sounds and to determine if you are eligible for it and exactly what would be required by the statute, you should contact a domestic violence lawyer. An attorney who specializes in domestic violence offenses can answer all your questions, make sure that you given the best possible defenses, and the benefit of MCL 769.4a if you qualify.
Domestic violence lawyers with extensive experience
Judges and prosecutors take domestic violence charges seriously and often just assume the defendant is a bad person just because an allegation is made. Rarely does law enforcement look at both sides of the story unless they are forced to by an attorney fighting for his client’s right. If you are facing domestic violence charges it is important that you have the help of an experienced domestic violence lawyer. An experienced attorney can help guide you through the process, explain things and take the time to listen so that there is no confusion or misunderstandings about what you might expect. Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. is a law firm that specializes in the practice of criminal law.
Our domestic violence defense team has decades of experience represented people facing criminal charges all across Michigan. We are here to help guide and protect you. Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. is the law firm you should call if you are looking for a domestic violence lawyer. You owe it to yourself to retain the domestic violence lawyers with the experience, reputation and respect to make a difference. Please call us at (248) 263-6800. We are not afraid to win and we are here for you when no one else is willing or able to help you.