Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys Defend Against Domestic Violence Charges
Seasoned Detroit lawyers protect clients from a variety of accusations
Michigan has strict domestic violence laws, which is why it’s important to take domestic violence accusations seriously even if you don’t think they will hold up in court. With more than 30 years of experience, Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan in Detroit is prepared to thoroughly investigate your case, develop a strong legal defense and protect your rights and reputation against charges that can have long-lasting negative consequences.
Respected law firm represents Michigan residents accused of domestic assault
Domestic assault involves the use or threat of physical, sexual or emotional abuse by a defendant against a person he or she is, or was, in a relationship with. Domestic violence may be committed against a spouse, another family member or anyone else who resides in the household.
If you’re charged with domestic violence, our lawyers can help you understand the charges against you, which may include:
- Domestic assault — This charge does not require the victim to be physically injured. A first offense is a misdemeanor that can result in 93 days in jail. A second offense is a misdemeanor that can result in up to a year in jail. A third offense is a felony with a potential penalty of five years in prison.
- Aggravated domestic assault — This charge requires the victim to have sustained an injury. A first offense is a misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail. A second offense is a felony punishable by five years in prison.
When we represent you on either of these charges, we will investigate all possible legal defenses. We may try to show that you acted in self-defense or the defense of others. Some people accused of domestic violence wait to obtain legal representation, believing the situation will simply correct itself when the prosecutor realizes there is no merit to the accusations. However, this can be a grave mistake with severe consequences. If a personal protection order is issued against you, you may be prohibited from contacting your accuser, entering your own home, seeing your children or keeping a firearm. Contact our law firm immediately to vigorously protect your rights.
Knowledgeable attorneys defend clients on related charges
Defendants accused of domestic violence are often charged with related crimes. The law acknowledges that a wide range of offenses can be considered acts of domestic violence if they are committed against a family or household member. Our attorneys defend clients who face the following related charges:
- Kidnapping or unlawful imprisonment
- Attempted murder or homicide
- Sexual assault
At Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan, our legal team is committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, recognizing that there are multiple sides to every story and that every person, no matter the charge, deserves a vigorous defense. We won’t back down and will tirelessly advocate on your behalf in and out of the courtroom.
Contact an experienced Michigan defense firm for your domestic violence charge
If you’ve been arrested for domestic violence, it’s important to seek reliable legal representation immediately. Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan is ready to assist you 24/7. We offer free initial consultations to clients accused of domestic assault or related charges. Our main office is located in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit but we are also available to meet you in Taylor, Southfield and Royal Oak. Call 313-329-5847 or contact us online to request an appointment.