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Violent Crimes FAQ

Feb 08, 2021, by Maurice Davis in Violent Crimes
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The cops in Detroit often come down hard on violent crimes. If you or a loved one has been charged, you should immediately get an attorney on your side. You have rights that need to be protected, and Davis Law Group is here for you. Call us today at (313) 818-3238 or use our online contact form today.

Here are some common questions our clients with violent crimes charges have:

Which Crimes Are Considered ‘Violent’?

Violent crimes are those that include real or potential physical force or weapons. Some examples include:

These crimes are often punished harshly with significant time behind bars and even thousands of dollars in fines.

Do I Need a Private Lawyer? Can’t I Use a Public Defender?

Public defenders dedicate their lives to helping people who have been charged with crimes. However, they are often overworked and have little time to devote to each case. That’s why it’s essential to hire a Detroit criminal defense lawyer who will devote himself to your case.

Attorney Maurice Davis will fiercely protect your rights. He has experience working for the state and knows how the prosecution will develop a case against you. He will spend as much time as is necessary to create a strong defense for you and negotiate your penalties down as far as possible. If he can, he will even get your entire case thrown out. He knows all of the strategies to handle violent crimes.

Will I Have To Spend Time in Prison for a Violent Crime?

Penalties for violent crimes vary greatly. If you’re being accused of something like child abuse or domestic violence, you may have various options to avoid incarceration. For example, attorney Davis might be able to get the prosecution to agree to anger management classes instead of jail time.

There are other crimes, like kidnapping or manslaughter, that almost always result in prison time. However, by working with an experienced criminal defense attorney, you may be able to reduce that time significantly. You might also be able to get credit for time served while waiting for a trial. Maurice Davis will do whatever possible to get you the best outcome possible.

Will My Friends and Family Find Out About My Crimes?

One concern many people have when they’re charged with a crime is keeping other people from finding out about it. They don’t want to sacrifice a hard-earned reputation. Although we cannot stop the media from covering significant cases, we can create a strategic plan for dealing with the public.

Some things that attorney Maurice Davis can help you achieve that might salvage your reputation include:

  • Getting out of jail on bail as quickly as possible
  • Wearing regular clothes in court instead of a prison jumpsuit
  • Being proactive about your penalties – enrolling in anger management, going to AA, etc.

Attorney Davis has a lot of experience working with clients who need to protect their lives. He will offer you legal advice that covers protecting your reputation.

Davis Law Group Has the Answers for You

Violent crime charges can be scary. You may be unsure of what steps to take and how to handle the criminal justice system. Attorney Maurice Davis is here for you. He will review your case and give you an honest and professional opinion about what might happen.

Call Davis Law Group today at (313) 818-3238 or use our online contact form to reach out.

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