Criminal Law

When facing criminal charges, it is vital to have representation with the expertise and know-how of the law to achieve a client directed outcome. Our criminal defense attorneys can help with everything from simple traffic infractions such as tickets to more serious matters such as domestic assault, DUI, or drug related charges.  Our lawyers are proactive in addressing collateral consequences, including: driver’s license or professional license sanctions, adverse employment, and educational and extra-curricular consequences.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Michigan, it is vital to retain a criminal defense attorney who is experienced, aggressive, and knowledgeable to protect your rights.

Our criminal lawyers can assist you with:

  • Traffic tickets
    • Speeding Tickets
    • Reckless Driving
  • Minor in Possession (“MIP”)
  • Misdemeanors
    • Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”)
    • Operating While Intoxicated (“OWI”)
    • Drug Possession
  • Felonies
    • Assault and Battery
    • Domestic Violence
    • Stalking
    • Possession of drugs
  • Expungements


What do if I am questioned by the police or prosecutors office regarding a crime?

If you are a suspect or if you are charged with a crime and questioned by authorities, remember, you do not have to answer questions when the police or other law enforcement agents (e.g., Prosecutors) are questioning you.

It is best to remain silent and consult with an attorney.

What do I do if I am charged with a crime?

Hire an attorney.  No crime is too small.  Our criminal defense attorneys will assist you throughout the entire criminal process, which typically includes the arrest, arraignment, bond hearing, plea bargaining, negotiating, and, if necessary, trial.

Felony vs. Misdemeanor, what is the difference?

Traditionally, a felony is defined as a crime that is punishable by a year or more of jail time. A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by less than one year of imprisonment.

What are typical mistakes after a DUI arrest?

  1. A common mistake is to plead guilty or no contest.  Remember, you may have a valid defense.  By pleading guilty or no contest, you are waiving any right to further investigation of the arrest.
  2. Failing to hire an attorney.  A drunk driving arrest is serious, and has future ramifications.  A DUI conviction can cost you employment, hurt your credit, and affect your ability to drive.

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