Detroit & Michigan Domestic Violence Criminal Lawyer

Diversion Program Available for Domestic Violence First Time Offenders
If you have been arrested and charged with Domestic Violence or DV and you are a first time DV offender, Michigan law provides a diversionary program in which you may be eligible to participate. You need an experienced and aggressive Domestic Violence Attorney who can negotiate with the prosecutor and the judge to ensure that your arrest for Domestic Violence has the least impact on your life and future.

MCL 769.4a
Under MCL 769.4a, when an individual who has not been previously convicted of an Domestic Violence pleads guilty or is found guilty of Domestic Violence and the victim is the accused' spouse or former spouse, a person with whom the accused had a child, an individual who has or has had a dating relationship with the accused, or is a person living or having lived in the same home as the accused, the court, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accused and the approval of the prosecuting attorney after consulting with the victim, may defer further proceedings and place the accused on probation.

Honestly say you have never been convicted of Domestic Violence
If you successfully fulfill the terms and conditions of the probation, the court will then dismiss the charges against you. Once the charges are dismissed, the guilty plea will not be entered, there will be no public record of the charge, and you can honestly say that you have never been convicted of a crime.

At the Law Office of James G. Schmier, if you qualify for 769.4a status, we will negotiate with the prosecutor and the judge to make sure you have the best chance of being sentenced under this program.

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving DUI and Family Law and Divorce law firm and provides legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

Macomb County

Armada
Centerline
Chesterfield Twp.
Clinton
Eastpointe
Fraser
Harrison
Lenox
Macomb
Memphis
Mt. Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
St. Clair Shores
Sterling Heights
Shelby
Utica
Warren
Washington

St. Clair County

Port Huron
Capac
Saint Clair
Algonac
Keewahdin
Marine City
Emmett
Yale

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor
Ypsilanti
Chelsea
Saline
Manchester
Milan
Dexter

Ingham County

Lansing
East Lansing
Williamston
Webberville
Stockbridge
Meridian Township
Danville

Oakland County

Auburn Hills
Addison Twp.
Berkley
Beverly Hills
Bingham Farms
Birmingham
Bloomfield
Bloomfield Hills
Brandon Twp.
Clarkston
Clawson
Commerce
Farmington
Farmington Hills
Ferndale
Franklin
Groveland
Hazel Park
Highland
Holly
Huntington Woods
Independence
Keego Harbor
Lake Angelus
Lake Orion
Lathrup Village
Lyon Twp.
Madison Heights
Milford
Novi
Novi Township
Oak Park
Oakland Township
Orchard Lake
Orion
Ortonville
Oxford
Pleasant Ridge
Pontiac
Rochester
Rochester Hills
Royal Oak
Southfield
South Lyon
Springfield
Sylvan Lake
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
White Lake
Wixom
Wolverine Lake

Wayne County

Allen Park
Belleville
Brownstown
Canton
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Ecorse
Flat Rock
Garden City
Gibraltar
Grosse Isle
Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointe Park
Grosse Pointe Woods
Hamtramck
Highland Park
Huron
Inkster
Lincoln Park
Livonia
Melvindale
Northville
Plymouth
Redford
River Rouge
Riverview
Rockwood
Romulus
Southgate
Sumpter
Taylor
Trenton
Van Buren
Wayne
Westland
Woodhaven
Wyandotte

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The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC
Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving DUI Defense and Family Law Divorce Attorney
(248) 705 3742