Waterford Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense - Misdemeanors and Felonies

If you or your loved one is facing criminal charges, the actions taken by a criminal defense attorney early in the case are extremely important. For you to avoid being found guilty of a criminal offense, innocence alone may not be enough. At my firm, I safeguard the rights of those who are under investigation for or charged with crimes. I am a member of the American Bar Association, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I am also a graduate of Michigan's own Wayne State University. I have successfully practiced law for more than 10 years with a focus on criminal defense.

I differ from many other defense attorneys in several important ways. I take an aggressive and financially responsible approach to cases. You want to give yourself the best opportunity possible for a positive conclusion to your case. It could not be more important that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Waterford criminal defense attorney. I realize that the costs of retaining a skilled lawyer are a concern for most defendants. Many firms will charge significant hourly fees for any legal actions they take, despite the fact that you may not see or hear from your attorney for a long while. I endeavor to represent clients at a flat rate. In this manner you get experienced criminal defense at an affordable cost to you.

Defense Lawyer for Criminal Charges in Waterford

In a charter township the size of Waterford, situations arise that require proven criminal defense actions. I aggressively approach all phases of your case, regardless of the severity of the charges. Taking action early in your case can assist in producing a positive outcome. My firm represents individuals charged with domestic violence, kidnapping, drug charges and sex offenses as well as theft and property crimes. I take on all types of criminal cases from weapons charges or white collar crimes to federal offenses and DUI/OWI defense.

My services extend to individuals who have been placed on probation as a result of a conviction. You must follow the terms of your probation. If you do not, probation can be revoked and you face having your original sentence enforced. An individual could inadvertently violate the terms of his or probation, or be accused of doing so when this is not actually the case. I advocate for those who have been charged with probation violations.

Having a criminal record is one of the most detrimental effects of being charged with and/or convicted of a crime. I help those who qualify, through the legal process of expungement, to be free of the burden of their past records.

Exploiting Police and Prosecutor Errors in Criminal Defense Cases

I represent those who are under investigation for criminal activity, and those who have already been charged, either in state of federal court. I advise clients to assert the rights they are guaranteed under the laws of our state and the U.S. Constitution. You have the right to the attorney of your choice, and your first action should be to connect with a skilled defense attorney. The sooner I initiate defense actions, the more opportunities could be identified that could lead to a positive result. My detailed investigation into the facts surrounding a case may reveal errors by law enforcement, witnesses or investigators. Take advantage of your right to remain silent. Police will routinely try to get you to make statements that will later be used in the case presented against you in an effort to convict. Prosecutors may try to persuade you to accept a plea bargain of their design. When I represent you, I will work the long hours to craft a defense strategy that could produce a favorable outcome to your case.

I spend the time and resources needed to discover any errors by police or prosecutors in your case. My firm exploits flaws in investigatory procedures. I may file motions to suppress evidence if it has been illegally obtained. The majority of my work in your case is done well before your trial begins.

Conviction for a criminal offense can result in fines, incarceration and other heavy punishments. Police and prosecutors take any crime seriously and are intent on seeing that you are found guilty. I employ creative defense tactics so that you have the best possible opportunity for a positive conclusion to your case.

Contact a Waterford criminal defense lawyer at my firm as early as possible after your arrest.

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