The commission of a criminal act can lead to serious penalties, such as jail time, fines and possible restitution to victims. If the criminal act is considered a felony, the consequences can be even more severe. Anyone facing such serious charges should learn all they can about the charges leveled against them so they can build the strongest criminal defense possible to combat the charges.

A 43-year-old Wixom man is facing a host of new charges stemming from his arrest as the alleged I-96 Corridor shooter. The charges, assault with intent to murder, felony firearms charges and terrorism, replace the original charges brought against him when he was arrested Nov. 5. He is accused of shooting a handgun at cars traveling on the corridor in four different counties from mid-October to early November. Several cars were damaged, and one man was injured. The attorney general's office took over the case because the actions took place in multiple counties.

If convicted, the man could face life imprisonment for the terrorism and assault charges, and up to another five years for the weapons charges. These charges have been filed in Livingston County, but the man could face similar charges in three other counties along the corridor, including Oakland, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties.

A strong defense is important for anyone facing serious charges and a criminal conviction. Professionals trained in understanding charges, proper police procedures and other aspects of law enforcement can help someone facing criminal charges receive an equal say in court.

Source: LivingstonDaily.com, "I-96 shooting suspect facing new charges today in Livingston County," Wayne Peal, Dec. 27, 2012