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Domestic Assault

NFL Linebacker Charged with Sexual Assault Involving a Minor

May 4th, 2020 PBarone

A former NFL linebacker, Telvin Smith, was recently arrested under suspicion of sexual assault of a minor.  Mr. Smith is being prosecuted in Florida where the sex crime is alleged to have occurred.  The charge is considered a felony of the second...

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Why Hire a Lawyer Now if Courts are Closed During Michigan’s Corona Virus Shutdown?

Apr 24th, 2020 PBarone

On April 24, 2020 Governor Whitmer extended Michigan's shut down order through May 15, 2020.  The Governor's new Executive Order 2020-59 does contain a modest loosening of the restrictions many business and government offices remain closed. If you were recently charged with...

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What’s the Difference Between Michigan Domestic Assault and Domestic Violence?

Oct 3rd, 2018 PBarone

Both domestic violence and domestic assault in Michigan are crimes based on the same law.  In other words, they are two different names for the same crime.  The more common name is domestic violence.  Both crimes are based on section 81 of...

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