Criminal Law

Homicide

When facing any murder or manslaughter charge, it is extremely important to work with an attorney who is willing to fight hard for you. This includes thoroughly investigating all aspects of the case, challenging evidence the prosecution seeks to introduce, interviewing potential witnesses, hiring experts when needed and identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

No two homicide cases are exactly the same and a successful defense requires time and careful attention from your attorney as many aspects of the prosecution’s case may be challenged. From demonstrating you simply did not commit the offense to showing you did not possess the required mental state to justify the charges levied against you, the outcome of your case can be dramatically impacted when your attorney takes the necessary steps to properly investigate and evaluate your case.

Sex Crimes

Defending a criminal sexual conduct charge brings special challenges that make it very important for the accused to work with an attorney. From an evidentiary standpoint, the alleged victim simply accusing you can be enough to secure a conviction. Also, in addition to potentially going to prison, other ramifications must be considered when facing a criminal sexual conduct charge, such as being placed on the sex offenders list. You need an attorney who understands how to argue for your innocence and protect your rights.

Gun Charges

If you have been charged with Felony Firearm Possession or Possession of a Concealed Weapon, call Cobb Law Firm today! Like many criminal charges, a person may face, prosecutors often have tricks up their sleeve to charge you with more than you deserve when it comes to gun charges. This sometimes occurs when a person is charged with Felony Firearm Possession and can be successfully defended against if the accused can show the gun was not in any way related to the felony he is alleged to have committed. Also, under Michigan Law, some guns are allowed to be carried without a permit, such as hunting rifles. Furthermore, the charge of Possession of a Concealed Weapon can be successfully defended against if the accused can show the object he was carrying was not meant to be used as a weapon, even if it ultimately was used as a weapon.

Drug Charges

When accused of a drug crime, there are often opportunities to attack the prosecution’s case. One distinction that is sometimes important to the outcome of a case is establishing whether the accused possessed drugs for use versus possessing with the intent to sell.  Also, drug cases are often based on witness testimony from people who lack credibility and these witnesses can be exposed and turned into a liability for the prosecution. This is especially true when the witness has been given a deal by the prosecution to secure the witness’ testimony. Another powerful tool in defending a drug charge is challenging the evidence the prosecution seeks to introduce. Police officers sometimes violate the rights of the accused when attempting to uncover evidence of a crime. An attorney can help bring these violations to light and may be able to prevent the prosecution from using evidence collected by the police against you.

Drinking and Driving

You would be surprised how much an attorney can help you in a drinking and driving case. For instance, the breath and sobriety tests given to the accused can be challenged. Also, a skilled attorney can effectively negotiate for a reduction or even dismissal of charges and fight to help you keep your driving privileges. If your driving privileges are suspended, an attorney can help you navigate through the process of having your license restored.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is divided into two categories, Domestic Assault and Aggravated Domestic Assault.  Both Domestic Assault and Aggravated Domestic Assault can be either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on whether the accused has priors. Unfortunately, some of the protections you would normally receive when accused of other crimes are not always present when accused of domestic violence. For instance, when accused of domestic violence, you may be arrested without a warrant and prior convictions can be used against you at trial.

Accordingly, it is extremely important to contact an attorney when facing a domestic violence charge. You simply should not face such a charge alone.

Other Crimes

If you have been accused of any crime, whether a felony or misdemeanor, give Cobb Law Firm a call. Whether you have been accused of home invasion, armed robbery, assault, etc., we can help. We are ready to fight, fight, fight for you and help you get the best outcome possible for your situation.

To get started, contact us now. The consultation is free!