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Michigan Juvenile Court Defense Attorney: Top Strategies for the Best Outcome

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Navigating the juvenile court system can be overwhelming and scary for parents and teenagers.

We are here to help.

The juvenile court system is set up differently from the adult system. One of the main differences is in how the goals of each court system are different from each other.

Juvenile Defense Attorney: How to Navigate the Juvenile Justice System

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If you are the guardian, parent or loved-one of a teenager who has been arrested and charged with a crime, it can be a scary and overwhelming experience.

Juvenile arrests are an overwhelming experience especially for those who have no knowledge of the criminal justice system. It is distressing for those who haven’t experienced the differences between the adult and juvenile justice system.

There is hope. We are here to help!

Arson Charges: Penalties and Defense in Michigan

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Did you know that arson is considered a violent crime, like murder or sexual assault in Michigan?

You could be looking at a prison sentence of up to 20 years if you deliberately set fire to someone’s property – even if it’s your own!

Top 10 Michigan Criminal Attorney Articles From 2018

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It is our pleasure at The David J. Kramer Law Firm, PLLC to serve you. Whether you are someone we represent through the law practice or one of our valuable readers, we hope to give you useful and accurate information as well as hope in your difficult encounters with the criminal justice system.

Every year, we roundup our most popular blog articles from the previous year to see what you, our readers, are searching for and find most helpful.

Teen DUI and OWI Arrests: Prevention and Defense

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One of the most prominent types of arrests made during the holiday season is for drunk driving – or operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Child Abuse Charges in Michigan: Penalties for Failing to Act

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Did you know that the state of Michigan takes child abuse charges very seriously?

Like most states in our union, if you are charged with some form of child abuse, it can be challenging to defend.

No matter what your side of the story is, prosecutors take the safety of minors very seriously. In addition, they will very likely try to get the harshest sentence possible for your case.

However, did you know that you don’t have to be the actual abuser to be charged with child abuse?

Informed Consent: Disturbing Details from Larry Nassar Case

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New details from the Larry Nassar case continue to emerge as a 233-page investigation into the Larry Nassar scandal has been released.

If you have been following this infamous Michigan-centered case, you won’t be surprised by these details or the culture of cover-up they reveal.

The investigation shows how the organizations involved – from USA Gymnastics to Michigan State University, and even the law enforcement officers who investigated Nassar – failed to protect the innocent girls who were Nassar’s victims.

The Michigan NPR podcast Believed does a good job of explaining the thing those of us on the outside can have trouble understanding.

How does a man get away with abusing young girls – in many cases in front of their parents – for so many years?

It’s not a simple answer, which is why it makes a good 8-part story. However, one of the issues central to this case is called “informed consent.”

Internet Sex Crimes and Child Pornography: Charges, Penalties & Defense

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Have you or has anyone you love been charged with internet sex crimes involving child pornography?

Did you know you can be charged with multiple sentences and end up with many years in prison just for having any child pornography – child sexually abusive material – on your computer?

Felony Terrorism Threats: Charges, Penalties, & Defense

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Have you ever wondered if a private online conversation could get you or a loved one in big trouble?

If not, it might be time to consider such a possibility.

This is the reality for one Essexville, Michigan 15-year-old who is now facing a 20-year felony. He is too young for the press to release his identity.

However, he was not too young to have this whopping charge thrown at him: one count of making false reports or threat of terrorism.

Pros and Cons of Accepting a Plea Bargain

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Are you or is a loved one facing criminal charges? Have you received a plea deal from the prosecutor which you feel pressured to accept?

If so, you are experiencing what 90% of people who face criminal charges experience. Only about 10% of criminal cases go to trial.

If you have any experience with the criminal justice system, you probably know that plea bargains account for the vast majority of how cases are resolved.