Michigan Domestic Violence Defense - When a Woman is Charged

Michigan Domestic Violence Defense- Michigan Assault Lawyer Brian J. Prain Discusses What Happens When a Woman is Charged with Domestic Violence...Michigan

Michigan Domestic Violence Defense for women is not unheard of anymore.  More and more women are finding the need for a Michigan Domestic Violence Defense Attorney... for themselves!   Women's rise to self-empowerment over the last 20 years has seen a turn of events in domestic violence.  More and more we are finding that women are being arrested for domestic violence, either as a part of dual arrests (when their  partner is also arrested) or as a result of their own actions.

There are many reasons why women are being arrested more often for Domestic Violence: Women's new-found willingness to use violence against their abusive partners; Police and prosecutors following mandatory arrest laws without careful examination of all elements; Failure to properly determine the dominant aggressor; Failure to correctly identify defensive wounds and/or self-inflicted wounds; Law Enforcement Bias, to name a few.  And, many of these causes are proving to be valuable defenses in a criminal case.

How do you immediately begin your Michigan Domestic Violence Defense?  If you are arrested for Domestic Assault:

1] Don't speak to the police - ask to have an attorney present.

2]  Don't give a written statement - again, ask for an attorney to be present.

3]  Contact a Michigan Domestic Violence Defense attorney IMMEDIATELY.

4] Begin to collect/gather your own evidence for your Michigan Domestic Violence Defense - take your own pictures of injuries and/or any evidence in your defense while its fresh.  Many times police will only document evidence that supports their own arrest decision.

5] Speak to a family law attorney if you have dependent children where child custody could be at risk.

One thing is certain: TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE in a Michigan Domestic Violence Defense!  There is a small window of time between the time you are arrested and when the State's Attorney's Office makes a decision of whether or not to file criminal charges.  Now is the time to call Michigan Domestic Violence Defense Attorney, Brian J. Prain.

There are many Assault (or Domestic Violence) charges under the Michigan Assault Law:  Assault, MCL 750.81; Assault and Battery, MCL 750.81; Domestic Assault (also known as Domestic Violence), MCL 750.81(2); Aggravated Assault, MCL 750.81(a); Felonious Assault (also known as Assault with a Dangerous Weapon), MCL 750.82; Assault on a Police Officer (also known as Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer), MCL 750.81(d); Assault With Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder, MCL 750.84; and so on.  Some of these charges carry possible Prison time, while others are considered Misdemeanor charges, and are more likely to warrant probation under Michigan law.

But one thing remains clear... without a Michigan Domestic Violence Defense Attorney like Brian J. Prain, your outcome is in jeopardy. Call us now, toll-free, at (248) 731-4543 for a free consultation. 

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