Violent Crimes

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Detroit and Surrounding Areas

If you are facing charges for any violent crime, you should not hesitate to seek the assistance of criminal defense attorney Jonathan Jones. These offenses often result in serious consequences for many areas of your life, even after you have completed probation or served time in prison. With over 20 years of experience as a Detroit violent crime attorney, I have helped many Michigan residents fight for their rights in the criminal justice process. You can trust me to take the time to compassionately address your concerns and help you understand your options so that you can make informed decisions about your case. I believe strongly in providing personalized representation to every person who seeks my assistance. In fact, when you call or text us, you will be able to communicate with me directly at any time.

Fighting Prosecution for Violent Crimes in Michigan

I can help you fight charges of assault, domestic violence, criminal battery, and homicide, among other violent crimes. Being charged with any type of crime is a frightening and stressful experience for most people, but you should know that defendants have many protections under the U.S. Constitution and other laws. For example, you have the right to an attorney under the Sixth Amendment, which you should make sure to exercise as soon as you have been arrested or believe that you may be charged. You also have a right to confront any witnesses that the prosecution uses against you, and you have a right to a jury trial rather than having your case decided by a judge.

In criminal cases, the prosecution has the burden of proving that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The “reasonable doubt” standard is the highest standard in the law. To convict a defendant, therefore, the jury must find that the prosecution’s evidence is strong enough that the elements of the crime charged have been established to a moral certainty and that there is no reasonable alternative explanation for what happened.

Defendants who have been charged with violent crimes sometimes use the defense of self-defense, which means that they were acting under a reasonable fear of imminent harm to themselves or someone else. They may also argue that they were not at the scene when the crime was committed or that they lacked the specific intent required to commit the crime.

Trial courts do not always reach an appropriate decision. If you have been found guilty after a trial, you may appeal the conviction or the sentence. The appellate court will review the record of the trial court proceedings to determine whether any legal errors were made that may have affected the verdict or the sentence that you are challenging. Your criminal defense attorney will need to preserve grounds for appeal by making timely objections during the trial court proceedings.

Consult a Violent Crime Attorney in Detroit for Compassionate Representation

If you are facing criminal charges, you may have many options to consider. Always remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. If you have been arrested or believe that you are under suspicion, I am ready to guide you through the process. As a Detroit violent crime attorney, I advocate for the rights of defendants throughout Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. Call or text me at (248) 310-3399 or contact us online to set up a free appointment. I am also available to help people who need a drug crime lawyer or assistance with fighting other criminal charges under Michigan or federal laws.