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Assault Case Against 10-Year-Old Detroit Boy Dropped

Sep 05, 2019, by Maurice Davis in Assault, Case Results, Juvenile Law

When a young boy in Michigan was playing a modified version of dodgeball with his classmates, he threw the ball at a child who had a pre-existing condition, causing a number of injuries. The boy was the only black child in the group playing the game, so when charges for aggravated assault were brought against him, his mother thought the situation was racially motivated. Wanting to help her son avoid the humiliation of having to go through the juvenile justice process, she reached out to Davis Law Group PLLC.

Detroit criminal defense attorney Maurice Davis immediately began to work on the case, arguing that the prosecutor’s actions of filing such charges against a child was “not okay,” and that he and the family weren’t going to “let it get swept under the rug.” Attorney Davis argued that the justice system victimized the boy, and as he worked to get the assault charge dropped, he encouraged the public to get involved and let the prosecutor and their office know that their actions were not okay.

Due to these actions, in addition to a public outcry, the case was dropped – just hours before attorney Davis’s scheduled press conference on the matter was about to begin. In addition to the charge getting dropped, attorney Davis confirmed with the prosecutor that the case would NOT be refiled.

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.

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