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Man Receives Probation After Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

Mar 04, 2016, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Sex Crimes

In Michigan, one of the consequences of a sex crimes conviction may be to comply with the Public Sex Offender Registry, which collects information on sex offenders in the state. Not long ago, Michigan criminal defense attorney Maurice Davis assisted a man with the very serious repercussions of failing to register as a sex offender when he did not update his address after moving to a new location. Faced with this felony charge, he was understandably worried and sought out strong legal counsel because if convicted, the penalties for a habitual sex offender included up to eight years in prison.

Attorney Maurice Davis represented his client and upon review felt the case was not particularly strong. Attorney Davis worked with the prosecutors and successfully negotiated the felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor level charge of failing to register as a sex offender that included a year of probation in place of time in prison. Ultimately, after his registration was sorted out and he was in compliance, the client could continue without fear of further consequences.

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