It is a fundamental right of any U.S. citizen accused of a crime to be represented by an attorney of their choosing. The criminal justice system can be overwhelming and intimidating to an unrepresented defendant, and serious consequences can result from trying to navigate the system alone. Criminal charges can result in jail time, lengthy probation, huge fines, and more. A criminal defense attorney balances the scales between the accused and the nearly limitless resources of the government to ensure that every defendant receives a fair trial.
If you are charged with a crime, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Important decisions need to be made at each stage of a criminal case and it is critical that you understand the process and its consequences. Our attorneys have a strong track record of success in representing clients accused of crimes ranging from traffic offenses and misdemeanors to serious felonies. We understand the criminal process and have the experience to evaluate your options, provide straightforward advice, and get results. We are committed to protecting and fighting for our clients’ rights both in and out of the courtroom.
If you receive notice that you are being investigated for criminal activity, it is critical that you speak with an attorney before talking to police or the prosecuting attorney. This can make a major difference in subsequent negotiations and your ultimate chance of success. Police and investigators are trained in psychological methods to get you to talk. Generally, any information you provide to law enforcement or prosecutors can and will be used against you, regardless of promises or representations to the contrary.
If you have already been convicted of a crime, you know it can have devastating effects on many aspects of your life. A criminal conviction can have major collateral consequences such as loss of driver’s license, loss of or inability to obtain employment, and longstanding financial obligations. There are, however, actions that can be taken to alleviate these effects. We have the skill and knowledge to assist clients with many types of post-conviction matters, which can include license restoration, probation violations and other issues, and setting aside past convictions (expungement).
We have represented clients facing a wide range of criminal charges including assault and battery, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, retail fraud, driving while license suspended, domestic assault, drunk driving (OWI/OUIL), open intoxicants, minor in possession, drug possession, violation of probation, traffic offenses, and other civil infractions. We also advise clients on various issues that could have criminal law implications, such as medical marijuana and CCWs.
Whether you are being investigated for criminal activity, have been charged with or convicted of a crime, or just have questions, please contact us at (248) 457-6000 to speak with one of our experienced criminal attorneys now.