In 2014, the State of Michigan reported 130,591 incidents of violent crimes, including 508 incidents of murder/manslaughter, 22,862 cases of aggravated, felonious assault, 20,837 cases of intimidation and stalking, and many others. In New Baltimore, the statistics are somewhat less, including two rapes and seven assaults reported in 2014. In fact, New Baltimore is safer than 89-percent of cities across the U.S. Although this is good news for citizens in New Baltimore, the statewide statistics mean that individuals accused or charged with a violent crime face harsh penalties based on statewide criminal deterrents.
Whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you could be facing jail time and large fines. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced New Baltimore, MI violent crimes attorney, you have a much stronger chance of proving your innocence or getting a reduced sentence, among other possible outcomes.
When first arrested for a violent crime, it can be incredibly stressful and frightening. This is especially true when the prospect of jail or even prison is a possibility. Life at the Macomb Correctional Facility isn’t easy, and in addition to thousands in fines and other penalties, you’ll have to compensate for your crime for years. Furthermore, both juveniles and adults face the possible of a harsh conviction, and with specific aggravating factors, such as the use of a weapon, the possibility of a harsh conviction increases dramatically.
Class A felonies in Michigan include first and second degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and kidnapping. Convictions of Class A felonies are punishable by up to life in prison or any number of years in prison. Class B felonies include second degree arson, second degree child abuse, or production of sexually abusive material. Crimes of this nature are punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The list of crime classifications in Michigan goes on, with the least serious felonies, a Class G for domestic assault (subsequent or aggravated convictions), punishable by up to two years in prison. First offense assault or battery in Michigan is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment up to 93 days or a fine of not more than $500, or both.
Domestic violence is one of the most common violent crimes in Michigan, next to assault, and this crime often generates harsher penalizations. According to Michigan Penal Code 750.81, domestic assault, the victim does not require to have injuries. As noted above, a first conviction can result in imprisonment of up to 93 days, while a 3rd conviction is a felony punishable by up to two years. Aggravated domestic assault, on the other hand, results when the victim receives serious or aggravated injuries. This is punishable as a misdemeanor for first offense, with up to a year of jail time and/or a $1,000 fine.
At Grabel & Associates, we have successful defended many clients who’ve been accused of violent crimes. We understand the importance of having a reliable, trustworthy, and extremely diligent and experienced attorney for these cases, as with more severe crimes, especially murder and manslaughter, you could be facing prison time from 15 years to possibly life. You need a prolific attorney in these cases who has access to a wide network of resources and who knows the common tactics that police and prosecutors use to get you the harshest penalties possible. Our violent crimes attorneys have been effective when defending clients charged with the following crimes, including:
Regardless of the alleged crime, our experienced violent crime attorneys in New Baltimore approach every case under the constitutional right that you are innocent until proven guilty. With this in mind, we provide a hands-on, one-on-one strategy, carefully examining all evidence and analyzing the police procedures in respect to the crime. Your concerns are also placed at the forefront of our defense strategy, and we’ll use proven tactics to fight for you, giving you the strongest chance possible for case dismissals, beneficial plea bargains, reduced sentencing, and most importantly, a not guilty verdict.
If you’ve been accused of a violent crime, it is important to not panic and contact the violent crimes attorneys at Grabel & Associates immediately. The sooner you call our emergency consultation number, 1-800-342-7896, the sooner we can begin working on the case. Also, you can contact our violent crimes analysts through email. You need representation who’s working for you, and Grabel & Associates is widely known as the premier criminal defense firm. Call now to start building an effective defense.