Your Rights As A Domestic Violence Suspect

If you are charged with domestic abuse or any other crime, the police will try to get you to confess guilt or make admissions you may not be wiling to. Even though they are required by law to inform you of your rights, investigators eager to receive a conviction have become very clever in the methods they use to skirt the law and exploit loopholes to make you appear guilty. Unfortunately, all this is being done at the expense of your rights, and places you at risk of facing jail time, losing the ability to see your loved ones, and a hugely expensive and time-consuming legal process. Police may attempt to coerce you into admitting guilt, truthfully or not, by telling you that it will make everything easier for you. Without a skilled defense attorney, however, you could find yourself in a great deal of trouble because of a prosecutor’s eagerness to convict.

It doesn’t have to be that way though. Under Michigan law and the US Constitution, you have a right to an attorney and a right to be free from being forced to self-incriminate. The police may attempt to word these rights in a confusing way to keep you from fully understanding what you are entitled to. While the law is clear about your rights, it gives investigators and the police a great deal of leeway in regards to how they inform you of these rights, and countless cases have arisen in which police deliberately “notified” someone of their rights in an unclear or confusing way. Don’t let yourself become the next horror story.

With so much at stake, you can’t afford not to have an expert domestic violence attorney like Brian J. Prain.

 


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