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Sentencing: Surviving Your Stay at OCJ

Facing jail time at sentencing is a scary prospect for almost everyone. However, the Law Office of John Freeman, PLLC, has used its years of experience to put together information that could prove important for those facing incarceration at the Oakland County Jail (OCJ) or other local jails:

The Justice System: Client Responsibilities

In the justice system, even the best and most experienced criminal defense attorney can only put a client on solid footing to succeed in life.  Like in a parent/child relationship, the client, just like a child, has a responsibility to take advantage of opportunities provided by the attorney (parent).

The Justice System: Client Responsibilities

In the justice system, even the best and most experienced criminal defense attorney can only put a client on solid footing to succeed in life.  Like in a parent/child relationship, the client, just like a child, has a responsibility to take advantage of opportunities provided by the attorney (parent).

Protecting Your Rights - Client Satisfaction

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.

The Justice System: Do You Want a "Cadillac" or a "Taurus"?

In the Justice System, the right to counsel in a criminal case is a cornerstone of justice.  In the 1963 landmark decision of Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court declared that criminal defendants facing felony charges have the right to an attorney even if they cannot afford to pay for one

Immigration Consequences of Misdemeanors Can be Severe

The immigration consequences of a conviction for state misdemeanors can be severe.  However, as it often plays out in the numerous District Courts in Michigan, people often do not worry much about anything more than the immediate consequences of a misdemeanor offense. People think that as long as they take care of the court costs, fines, and probation everything will be fine.

Misdemeanor Shoplifting? Maybe Not.

Thinking about misdemeanor shoplifting? Think again. Michigan law imposes serious penalties for committing retail fraud, which is more commonly known as shoplifting in Michigan. There are three different degrees of retail fraud. The value of the property being taken is the critical factor.

A Good Day For The Justice System: "Attempted Murder" Results in Misdemeanor

Monroe, MI - Today was a good day for The Justice System.  The Law Office of John Freeman, PLLC is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a client's case today in Monroe County District Court.  Originally charged by the Monroe County Michigan Sheriff's Department with Attempted Murder for allegedly firing a gun at her physically abusive husband's head, Mr. Freeman's client was sentenced today following a no contest plea earlier this summer.

How Often Do Police Investigate Domestic Violence Offenses?

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.

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