What should you consider when hiring a Michigan criminal defense attorney in Detroit or the suburbs for protecting your rights? The following are some of the factors: years of experience, former employment, professional memberships, academic success, standing in the legal community, and client satisfaction.
In this Police & You segment, we examine whether the NYPD's Stop and Frisk Policy is Racially Driven.
When you have attorneys protecting your rights, there is no need to speak to the police or media. After Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder last month, during a television interview with KSAZ, she stated, "I would much rather die sooner than later." Apparently, Arias was surprised by the jury's verdict. She told the Phoenix television station, "[i]t was unexpected for me, yes, because there was no premeditation on my part," but she also stated, "I can see how things look that way."
Protecting your Rights is critically important when it comes to Personal Protection Orders in Michigan
In 2010, over 100,000 Domestic violence offenses were reported throughout Michigan. Michigan crime statistics for 2010 show that offenders used anything from a handgun or knife to poison and sleeping pills as a weapon against another person. Many times, no weapon is used and the allegations simply involve a push or a shove.
In any criminal prosecution involving allegations that the defendant committed a violent crime such as aggravated assault or murder, important issues such as intent, self-defense and witness credibility come into play. In many cases, competing versions of events must be considered, and this issue is very likely to arise in domestic violence cases.