Jail Time for Domestic Violence First Offense in Michigan?

We've all heard before that Jail time for Domestic Violence First Offense in Michigan is rare.  This is true.  In-fact, at The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC, we've NEVER had a Domestic Violence client (even the ones who took plea deals) go to Jail!  But remember that a Michigan Domestic Violence charge is a crime of alleged violence punishable by up to 93 days in Jail, and even more Jail or Prison if there are priors - so the risk is ever-present.

Concerned about Jail time for Domestic Violence first offense in Michigan?  If so, stop reading and have this personally explained to you by a Michigan Domestic Violence Lawyer by calling us at (248) 731-4543.  What follows is a non-exhaustive list of reasons why you might be at a heightened risk of Jail time for Domestic Violence first offense in Michigan:

  • Your Domestic Violence charge was randomly assigned to a tough Judge, or based on the facts of your case, the Judge is concerned for any reason about the future safety of your accuser (until you fight back, the Presumption of Innocence in Michigan Domestic Violence cases is all but an illusion).
  • Your accuser has claimed to Police, Prosecutors, or a Victim Advocate that you have committed prior acts of Domestic Violence, whether the Police were called or not.  NOTE: this may have happened without your knowledge; your Domestic Violence Attorney will need to get "Discovery" to determine if this was alleged.  This probably increases the possibility of Jail time for Domestic Violence first offense in Michigan more than anything.  [click here for our article on why this unfair law exists]
  • Your accuser claims your alleged actions caused certain types of injuries (whether true or not) and either the Police claim in their Report to have observed it, or photos were taken of it.
  • You violated or allegedly violated a Domestic Violence No Contact Order (No Contact Bond Condition).  This increases the chance of Jail Time for Domestic Violence First Offense in Michigan.
  • Your Michigan Domestic Violence charge is charged as a "first offense," but you were actually arrested, charged, prosecuted, or even convicted before.  The possibility of Jail time for Domestic Violence first offense in Michigan is very high if you are already on Probation, since if you are convicted, it could also be a Violation of Probation.
  • You are facing a Domestic Violence charge in Oakland County, Michigan.
  • You are facing a Domestic Violence charge in the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan or a Domestic Violence charge in the 52-3 District Court in Rochester, Michigan.

Concerned that you could be at risk for Jail Time for Domestic Violence first offense in Michigan?  There's no point in waiting another minute, call The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC, your Michigan Domestic Violence Lawyer anytime at (248) 731-4543 for a free and friendly consultation.  Every minute you wait, your defense may be compromised.  OR, fill-out the Contact Form

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