In the state of Michigan, assault charges are considered very serious and can result in fines, probation, and even jail time depending on the severity of the assault. While people respond to criminal charges every day through the courts, it can be easy to feel hopeless if you face a serious charge like assault. With over 20 years of experience, The Law Offices of Barton Morris is your felony assault defense attorney in Michigan. We can help you fully understand the charges you are facing and help formulate a defense strategy. Keep reading to learn about four very important things to know when you have a felony assault case in the court system, or reach out to our law offices for a free consultation.
It’s Your Constitutional Right To Have A Criminal Defense Lawyer
It is important to remember that you have the right to request a criminal defense lawyer if arrested by law enforcement, no matter the crime. This right is guaranteed to you in The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution stating: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”
When facing a felony assault, or other criminal charges, it is best to invoke your right to remain silent and request a lawyer. At any point, if you are unhappy with your lawyer, you may request a new defense attorney.
Your Defense Attorney Will Research Jury Members
Juries will be in every case that becomes a trial. Before and during a trial, oftentimes your lawyer for assault will research individual jury members to ensure they did not lie or misinterpreted something that could affect your right to a fair trial or the verdict. At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, all of our defense attorneys are highly experienced not only with Michigan law but also in reading body language and researching jury members.
Do Not Talk About Your Case With Anyone but Your Attorney
When arrested, law enforcement officers will read you your Miranda Rights: “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” This also applies throughout the length of your case. Anything you speak about, even while not in police custody, can be used against you. It is best not to talk about any details of your case with anyone but your defense attorney–not even your family or friends.
It’s Possible To Fight Forensic Evidence
Forensic evidence includes evidence collected by scientific means such as blood tests, DNA tests, ballistics, and more that serve as evidence pieces during your trial. Oftentimes, many individuals do not think they have the right to challenge this evidence and waive their rights to a lawyer. At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, our experienced team of attorneys knows the importance of challenging this forensic evidence and creating doubt within the jury’s mind.
Our Michigan criminal defense attorneys can help you navigate a variety of criminal charges, including DUIs, drug charges, weapon charges, assault, fraud, theft, domestic violence, and more. During our free consultation, our defense attorney will hear your concerns and details surrounding your unique case. Backed with 20 years of experience, we will help you create a strong defense to help get the charges against you reduced or dismissed entirely. You can trust our law offices to provide you with the strong representation you need and deserve. Contact our offices today for a free consultation.