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18 -Year-Old Sees Domestic Violence Charge Reduced

Mar 31, 2017, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Domestic Violence

When the police respond to a domestic dispute, a usually chaotic environment can lead to misunderstandings and normally law abiding citizens can find themselves needlessly charged. If this ever happens, you should consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, who can help explain the complicated criminal process and work to set things right.

Recently, an 18-year-old student was going through a rough time and wound up in a heated argument with his father. When the police arrived, it was alleged that they young man threw a phone in his father’s direction and a piece wound up hitting him. As a result, the son was charged with domestic violence and needed help from a capable Detroit criminal defense lawyer, eventually coming to the offices of Davis Law Group.

Attorney Maurice Davis reviewed the available evidence and quickly moved to handle his client’s difficult situation. During the court proceedings, attorney Davis argued that his client did not actually have an intent to harm his father and this was essentially an unfortunate accident. By showing that the incident did not rise to the level of domestic violence, attorney Davis negotiated a plea agreement to the much less serious violation for disorderly conduct, which can be removed from his record after his client completes a term of probation.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.