People get arrested on many different criminal charges in Grand Rapids, MI. Some of the most unpopular crimes include drunk driving, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Any person arrested on one of these charges needs to contact one of the criminal defense law firms in the region to ensure that they get a vigorous defense. Domestic violence is often a crime with no witnesses. Often police will judge a case on who called for their help first. A savvy perpetrator can make it sound like they were the victim. If a victim fights back and leaves a bruise, the perpetrator can call the police and claim they were the battered victim. Defendants in these cases may find that lawyers who began their careers as prosecutors make very good defense attorneys. They’ve tried many domestic assault charges and know the best defense procedures.
DWI charges often entangle people who had no intention of breaking the law that day. They may have joined friends for a drink after work or had a great time at a co-workers barbecue. On their way home they were stopped and arrested for a DWI offense. They may have refused a breathalyzer or chemical test without understanding the implications of that refusal. By the time they contact a defense lawyer it’s too late to mount a credible defense. However, if their rights were violated by the local police department or established procedures weren’t followed, a Criminal Appeals Grand Rapids MI to a higher court might save the day.
Many defendants accused of rape and identified by their supposed victim were convicted because of that testimony. Those convictions have been thrown out decades later by DNA testing. Defense attorneys have often stated that witness testimony is the most unreliable evidence. People under stress do not remember events accurately. It’s even worse, when police intentionally color the witness view of what happened. If they put the defendant in an unfair lineup, a witness will have an advantage of identifying him. Some police even put a witness in a police vehicle and drive them to an arrest location and ask if that’s the person. A defense attorney can use these types of actions to mount a successful Criminal Appeals Grand Rapids claim.