Criminal Defense Overview Archives - Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney – Brian J. Prain, PLLC

New Michigan Law Requires DNA Upon Felony Arrest – CSC

In the past, most people arrested and charged with crimes in Michigan did not have to give a sample of their DNA to the police.  DNA was typically only required when someone was actually convicted of a felony (a crime punishable by more than one year of imprisonment).  The most notable exception to this general .. read more

What is a Cobbs Agreement? What is a Cobbs Plea?

  As a Michigan Criminal Defense attorney concentrating on defending those accused of Assault crimes, I am often asked “What is a Cobbs agreement?”  This article will answer that question and more.  If you are facing a criminal charge in Michigan, whether it’s a simple Assault and Battery or a serious charge of Criminal Sexual .. read more

Felony Assault Charges in Michigan – Complete Summary

Felony Assault Crimes in Michigan Summarized by Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian J. Prain, With Links to Detailed Information for Each Individual Charge. Michigan Assault Lawyer, PrainLaw, PLLC is a Criminal Defense firm that specifically concentrates on defending only those accused of Assault charges, many of which are Felony Assault charges.  DO NOT PLACE YOUR LIFE IN .. read more

Michigan Self Defense Laws – Michigan Assault Lawyer

. “My name is Brian J. Prain, and I am a Michigan Assault lawyer.”  Unlike other Criminal Defense Lawyers advertising, I can honestly say that because every person I defend is accused of an Assaultive crime, like Assault and Battery, Domestic Assault (Domestic Violence), Aggravated Assault, Felonious Assault (Assault With a Dangerous Weapon), Sexual Assault, .. read more

Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan – Preliminary Exam

Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan – Criminal Defense Attorney Brian J. Prain Discusses the Preliminary Exam… Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan – perhaps the most serious group of criminal charges a person can face.  The harsh prion sentences, GPS monitoring, being placed on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, and the stigma that comes with a .. read more

Michigan Assault Lawyer – Assault Crimes Explained

Michigan Assault Lawyer Brian J. Prain Explains the Breakdown of Assault Charges in Michigan, and How They Compare to Each Other… An honest criminal defense lawyer doesn’t go online calling themselves a “Drunk Driving” lawyer unless they actually concentrate on Drunk Driving, like William Maze of Royal Oak.  Type “Michigan Assault Lawyer” into Google and .. read more

Michigan Assault Lawyer Brian J. Prain – Top 10 Under 40

Michigan Assault Lawyer Brian J. Prain of PrainLaw, PLLC Voted Michigan’s Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) in 2014.   Facing an Assault charge in Michigan?  Are you looking for a Michigan Assault lawyer?  Some attorneys handle all types of criminal cases, in addition to .. read more

Felonious Assault Not Guilty! Michigan Assault Lawyer

Felonious Assault Charges Result in NOT GUILTY Verdict for a Client of Michigan Assault Lawyer Brian J. Prain in the Wayne County Circuit Court. It’s been a long journey for a client of Michigan Assault lawyer Brian J. Prain.  She was charged with Felonious Assault back in May of this year, and with the help .. read more

Can Mere Words Be Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer?

Can Mere Words Be Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer?  Don’t I have a First Amendment Right to Criticize Government Agents?  Michigan Criminal Lawyer Brian J. Prain Uncovers the Truth…   At PrainLaw, PLLC, not only do we do NOTHING but Criminal Defense, we also concentrate on defending those accused of a very limited range .. read more

Will I Go to Jail for Aggravated Assault in Michigan?

Will I Go to Jail for Aggravated Assault?  Under Michigan Aggravated Assault  Laws… Unfortunately, the answer is that it CAN, and it does happen… When you are charged with Aggravated Assault in Michigan, you have been, or will shortly be arraigned.  In this Arraignment, the Judge will explain the charges and instruct as to what .. read more