Breedsville, Michigan Criminal Lawyers

Bangor, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 427-7703 228 W Monroe St
Bangor, MI 49013
Criminal and Estate Planning
Michael Villar
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Allegan, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(269) 673-3292 139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI 49010
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
Mr. Villar graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and went on to hold clerkships for the Honorable George R. Corsiglia in the Allegan Circuit Court and for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Since entering private practice in 1993, Mr. Villar has participated in numerous high visibility cases throughout Southwest Michigan. Mr. Villar has also worked for one of the largest law firms in America, Dorsey & Whitney. Dorsey & Whitney employed over 330 attorneys and had offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels (Belgium), London (England), and Paris (France). While demanding, Dorsey & Whitney prepared Mr. Villar for...
Jim A Kolosowsky
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Paw Paw, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 743-9333 221 Oak St.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As a student of law, Jim Kolosowsky recieved the highest student honors in Family Law and Interviewing and Counseling. His academic achievements earned him a position as the Senior Associate Editor of Law Review at Thomas M. Cooley Law School; several honors scholarships; and a graduate ranking in the top 12% of his law school class. As a trial attorney, Jim Kolosowsky has represented numerous clients in both misdemeanor and serious felony cases. Jim has received not guilty jury verdicts in cases ranging from armed robbery to murder.
Fredrick W. Jensen
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Allegan, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 673-8133 126 Locust Street, Ste A
Allegan, MI 49010
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Shaun Patrick Willis
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Paw Paw, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(269) 492-1040 203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationCriminal, Construction, DUI and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Shaun Patrick Willis is a trial lawyer. Recognized in Superlawyers for Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Criminal Litigation. www.wwplc.com Attorney Willis is licensed in all of the State Courts of Michigan, the Supreme Court for the State of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States Federal Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Donald H Smith
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Paw Paw, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
203 South Niles
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University
Don was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 1989. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan and graduated with a BA in Psychology/Sociology in 1993. In 1994, Don went to work as a child abuse investigator with the Michigan Department of Social Services, where he assisted hundreds of abused and neglected children and their families. In 2000, Don was promoted to management, making him the youngest Children’s Protective Services Supervisor in Michigan at that time. In 2002, Don graduated magna cum laude and earned his juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University...
Allegan, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(269) 673-0280 113 Chestnut St
Allegan, MI 49010
Criminal
South Haven, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 637-6557 548 Phoenix St
South Haven, MI 49090
Criminal and DUI
Paw Paw, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 655-1035 226 E Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Paw Paw, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(269) 657-5591 203 S Niles St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Criminal and DUI
Allegan, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 673-2136 314 Trowbridge St
Allegan, MI 49010
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Elder
Allegan, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(269) 673-0280 113 Chestnut St
Allegan, MI 49010
Criminal, DUI and Municipal
Allegan, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 673-2136 314 Trowbridge
Allegan, MI 49010
Criminal
Allegan, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 673-8468 416 Hubbard St
Allegan, MI 49010
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Allegan, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(269) 673-2136 314 Trowbridge St
Allegan, MI 49010
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Michael J. Boyle
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(248) 574-5673 61 Commerce Ave SW
Suite 504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationGrand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Criminal and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney and Counselor – Michael J. Boyle is a Partner and Shareholder and serves as Senior Trial Attorney. He joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005 after a successful solo criminal defense practice. Mr. Boyle has been personally trained and mentored by the Firm’s principal and founding member Mr. Patrick T. Barone. Mr. Boyle is a highly trained and skilled Trial Attorney and has represented clients in over 70+ counties throughout Michigan. Mr. Boyle is a graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College. He has also a graduate of the highly regarded “Trial Lawyers College,”...
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
Gary K. Springstead
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(616) 458-5500 15 Ionia Avenue, S.W. #520
Grand Rapids, MI 49412
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University Law School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Gary K. Springstead is one of the leading criminal attorneys in Grand Rapids and Fremont. As a trial attorney he has developed a busy practice in state and federal courts in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, White Cloud, Hart, Ludington, and Big Rapids. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Springstead was an F.B.I. Special Agent for approximately five years, investigating and assisting in the prosecution of a broad range of federal crimes from sophisticated white collar crimes to violent crimes, terrorism and national security matters. This included investigating numerous high-profile cases in the United States and abroad. Mr. Springstead’s criminal practice is...
Shawn J. Haff
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(616) 438-6719 2675 44th Street, Suite 208
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I understand that hard working and good people may have made a bad choice. I understand that all people make mistakes. I won’t judge you. I am here to help you! I am a felony and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I take pride in helping the good and hard working people of West Michigan find their way through the complicated and intimidating maze that is known as the criminal justice system.

You have nothing to lose by calling me at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan. The initial consultation is free! I have represented those accused...
Robert Champion
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Plainwell, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(269) 685-9220 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Denver
With years of experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney assigned to major felony prosecution of homicides, home invasion, armed robbery, and criminal sexual conduct cases, I have successfully litigated thousands of criminal and civil cases covering a broad range of complex legal issues. With over 30 years combined experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, I have a unique understanding of the criminal justice process. This includes experience as a former police officer, assistant prosecutor, a private practice attorney and as an instructor and presenter with both the Michigan State Bar - Criminal Law Section and the...
Michael D. Hills
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Kalamazoo, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 978-9314 425 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Michael Hills is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Law where he graduated with a cum laude distinction. After graduation, he was a law clerk for Circuit Court Judge Harry A. Beach in Allegan County. After serving his year clerkship for Judge Beach Mr. Hills opened his own practice in Kalamazoo Michigan. Mr. Hills experience runs the gamut of the criminal spectrum. He has handled numerous murder cases as well as a multitude of minor in possession of alcohol charges and everything in between, including both state and federal charges. Mr. Hills has extensive experience handling...
Gary E Tibble
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Kalamazoo, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(269) 383-6000 5144 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Gary E. Tibble has been helping clients in Kalamazoo and throughout Southwest Michigan in the areas of: Criminal defense Traffic violations Residential and commercial real estate Estate planning Probate Foreclosure Drunk Driving offenses Mr. Tibble received his Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University in 1977; a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University in 1980; a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1990. He was admitted to practice in Michigan in 1990 and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in 1990. Mr. Tibble is a member of numerous organizations, including: Michigan Bar Association, Kalamazoo Bar...
Kelly Lambert
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
Ryan Anthony Maesen
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Wyoming, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 821-7691 2675 44th St. SW Suite 208
Wyoming, MI 49519
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Michigan State University
I have a passion for defending the rights of the accused. It disgusts me how often a person is convicted in the public eye without any kind of evidence being introduced against him or her at all. Social media has allowed people to form opinions based on sound bites and not real evidence. I focus mainly on criminal defense and have been practicing since 2006. My office is in Wyoming, MI a suburb of Grand Rapids but I take cases within about an hour of here.
James Dimitriou
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Plainwell, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(269) 409-1799 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University
James Dimitriou attended Michigan State University graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Social Science. Following his undergraduate work Mr. Dimitriou continued to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University and was quickly admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988. Mr. Dimitriou is currently admitted to practice in all local jurisdictions as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District (1988), Western District (1992) and the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004). Before beginning his own practice, Mr. Dimitriou practiced as a city attorney in the Detroit area, as well...
Robert S. Hackett
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(616) 633-7974 29 Pearl Street
Suite 421
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationGrand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and University of Michigan - Dearborn
I was born and raised in the City of Detroit and am committed to serving those individuals accused of committing criminal offenses throughout the State of Michigan.
Michael Robert Bartish
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(616) 458-5500 15 Ionia SW
Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Military
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Michael R. Bartish is a founding member of Springstead & Bartish Law, P.L.L.C.. He defends and represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Western Michigan from Niles to Traverse City. Mr. Bartish is a former active duty Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army where he served at Fort Hood, Texas, from 1999 through 2002. During his active duty service, Mr. Bartish served as a trial counsel and senior trial counsel for the First Cavalry Division and as a Trial Defense Counsel for Fort Hood, Texas. After four years on active duty, Mr. Bartish went into private practice...
Audra R McClure
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(616) 451-4000 678 Front Ave NW, Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I pride myself in communicating well with clients and always keeping their familes' best interests in mind.
Roger Rathi
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(616) 855-0948 250 Monroe NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Immigration
Michigan State University
Affordable Immigration attorney with 20 years of experience; 6000 family and employment cases with Client Ratings at Google 4.9***** (212 reviews); Yahoo 5***** (88 reviews); and AVVO 5***** (94 reviews). Click on www.rathilaw.com and on Schedule Appointment for a free 30-minute phone consultation. Low fees and Monthly payment plans.

Handled numerous federal immigration litigations, trials and appeals
relating to adjudication, inadmissibility, removability, security checks, naturalization, deportation and
more. See www.rathilaw.com

Admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of the United States (2007) and at 3rd, 6th and 8th federal circuit courts, and Eastern and Western federal district courts of Michigan; Member in...
Ryan T. Wojtowicz
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St. Joseph, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(269) 281-1244 515 Ship Street, Suite 204
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Wojtowicz Law, PLC is a general-practice law firm, focusing on Criminal Defense, Family Law, Business Law, Appeals, and Traffic Tickets. Attorney Ryan Wojtowicz is passionate about helping people, and he is committed to the practice of law. At Wojtowicz Law, PLC, Attorney Wojtowicz works hard to provide effective legal solutions for every client. Before Attorney Ryan Wojtowicz founded Wojtowicz Law, PLC, he was an Attorney Magistrate and Law Clerk at the Berrien County Trial Court in St. Joseph, Michigan. As an Attorney Magistrate, he presided over small-claims hearings, arraignments, misdemeanor...
Brian E Gordon
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(616) 272-3331 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1225
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University and Michigan State University

Brian E. Gordon was born in Detroit but raised in the East Lansing area where he attended and graduated from Okemos High School, Michigan State University and Michigan State University College of Law (formerly known as the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University).

Brian has worked and resided in Grand Rapids for the past 20 years. Brian is an attorney/owner of Gordon & Hess, PLC with a practice primarily focused upon Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Mediation.

Brian is an experienced 20 year veteran of handling Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support matters for men facing...
William P. Hackett
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(313) 485-4800 747 44th Street, S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University College of Law
Richard Migala
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Kalamazoo, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(269) 353-8200 5937 West Main Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Mr. Migala is a licensed attorney serving clients in Southwest Michigan for over 20 years. A former Michigan State Trooper, Berrien County Deputy Sheriff, and Benton Harbor Patrolman, he brings all of his knowledge and expertise to the courtroom. As an experienced attorney, he works hard to insure that his clients receive the compensation they deserve.

"My firm represents those injured or killed in accidents and criminal defense. I have been responsible for all areas of my practice, not just legal representation management, but business management as well, including developing and implementing the firm advertising and marketing plan with a...
Douglas Boodt
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Kalamazoo, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT WAS ESTABLISHED BY DOUGLAS A. BOODT OVER 20 YEARS AGO TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO HIS CLIENTS PRIMARILY IN THE PRACTICE AREAS OF FAMILY LAW, BUSINESS LAW, ESTATE PLANNING/PROBATE AND CIVIL LITIGATION. SINCE RELOCATING BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN OF KALAMAZOO SEVERAL YEARS AGO, MR. BOODT’S LAW PRACTICE INCLUDES KALAMAZOO COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS, AS WELL AS THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND PROVIDE SOUND AND TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT HAS ASSISTED...
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW suite 201
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published. Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class. His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm. While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas. After leaving Dykema, Christian Krupp joined...
Patrick Barone
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(616) 818-1387 61 Commerce Ave SW #504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationGrand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University
Patrick T. Barone is the founding partner and CEO of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is limited primarily to zealously defending citizens accused of drunk or drugged driving. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan, and also maintains offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches “Drunk Driving Law and Practice,” and he served on the Faculty Advisory Board for BAC-Tracker International, Inc. In addition to “Defending Drinking Drivers,” Mr. Barone is also the author of “Michigan DUI Law: A Citizen’s Guide,” "Entrepreneur's...
Renee Wagenaar
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(616) 723-3143 29 PEARL ST NW STE 421
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Renee founded WN Law in 2011 in order to provide individuals with quality, affordable legal representation. Renee focuses her practice on both criminal law and family law. In her years of practice, Renee has gained extensive knowledge on how to most effectively represent her clients in order to provide the best possible outcome.

Renee has successfully represented individuals all over the State of Michigan. In her criminal practice, Renee has represented defendants facing everything from a civil infraction to a felony charge. Renee's experience includes crimes in the arena of drug crimes, theft and property crimes, juvenile crimes, violent crimes, sex...
Kevin P Sutherland
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 333-2427 250 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Family and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. I value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, I have high standards in these regards, which I continuously strive to fulfill. I can objectively see the reality of a situation, and I’m adaptable enough to change things which aren’t working well. I am a strategist – always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against my current strategy, to plan for every credible contingency. I am ready to work for you.
Joseph Tevlin
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Wyoming, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(616) 261-5944 508 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
I have been representing persons charged with a crime for almost 30 years. I take each and every case very seriously and I will aggressively fight and protect my client's rights.
Steven Simkins
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(616) 350-0909 77 Monroe Center St NW
Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University Law School
Attorney Steven R. Simkins has been licensed by the State Bar of Michigan since 2003, and he is a member of the Criminal Law, Family Law, and General Practice sections. Mr. Simkins is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He also serves as a court-appointed attorney in the Kent County Circuit Court for Juvenile Delinquency cases and family neglect cases. Mr. Simkins provides aggressive, personalized representation in the following areas: Criminal...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.