If you are charged with a serious misdemeanor, you should be aware that recent amendments to the William Van Regenmorter crime victim’s rights act have the potential of seriously impacting your prosecution, your punishment and your ability to have your conviction set aside at a later date.
The law defines serious misdemeanors as any of the following:
- assault and battery
- domestic violence
- assault; infliction of serious injury
- aggravated domestic violence
- breaking and entering or illegal entry
- child abuse in the fourth degree
- contributing to the neglect or delinquency of a minor
- using the internet or a computer to make a prohibited communication
- intentionally aiming a firearm without malice
- discharge of a firearm intentionally aimed at a person.
- discharge of an intentionally aimed firearm resulting in injury
- indecent exposure
- injuring a worker in a work zone
- leaving the scene of a personal injury accident
- operating a vehicle while under the influence of or impaired by intoxicating liquor if the violation involves an accident resulting in damage to another individual’s property or physical injury or death to another individual
- selling or furnishing alcoholic liquor to an individual less than 21 years of age in violation of if the violation results in physical injury or death to any individual
- operating a vessel while under the influence of or impaired if the violation involves an accident resulting in damage to another individual’s property or physical injury or death to any individual.
If you are charged with violating any of the above serious misdemeanor offense in Oakland County, Wayne County, Washtenaw County or anywhere in Southeastern Michigan, please call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form and a seriously experienced criminal defense lawyer will promptly contact you. You deserve a lawyer who will honestly and tirelessly fight to protect you!