Brighton, Michigan Criminal Lawyers

Julian J. Poota
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Michigan criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been charged with a crime. I will fight for your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system throughout your case. Read More »
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Nicholas Leydorf
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Free Consultation! Aggressive and Passionate Michigan Lawyer! Call for Help!

I will defend you against criminal charges with attentive and skilled representation. I will passionately fight to secure your freedom! Visit my website to see testimonials and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Matthew S. Abdo
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Free Consultation! Aggressive and Compassionate Criminal Defense Lawyer!

I defend the accused with knowledge, experience, and aggressive advocacy. I will work tirelessly to defend your rights and interests! Visit my website to see testimonials and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Steven A. Lee Esq.
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Michigan Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of TechnologyNew York, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. Supreme Court and Michigan
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Jeffrey Buehner
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Award winning criminal defense attorney ready to fight for you! Call now!

I am an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney. I will tirelessly advocate for your rights and interests throughout your case. I specialize in white collar crime. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Robert Sporny
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Brighton, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(810) 772-1733 10524 Grand River Rd., Ste. 107
Brighton, MI 48116-9559
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
I have five years of experience serving the people in criminal, divorce, child custody, bankruptcy, probate and other legal matters. I concentrate my practice in matter which help the working person.
Robert Gardella
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Brighton, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(810) 220-4200 134 N. First Street
Suite 201
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Collections and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brighton, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(810) 220-3916 8550 W Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI 48116
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Brighton, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(810) 227-2022 135 W North St
Brighton, MI 48116
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Jules N. Fiani
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Howell, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(810) 227-7200 5840 Sterling Drive
Suite 530
Howell, MI 48843
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
With over 40 years of experience, I specialize in both Personal Injury and Criminal Defense cases throughout the state of Michigan. Since 1978, I have successfully represented clients who have been injured and are entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and emotional distress.

Additionally, my expertise extends to diligently representing clients who have been charged with criminal offenses, such as DUI, DWI, OWI, Minor in Possession, Driving While License Suspended, and other legal violations. Available 24/7, I am here to help you.
Raymond Barry
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Milford, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 332-1579 1100 Corporate Office Drive
Suite 100
Milford, MI 48381
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Raymond C. Barry & Associates, PLLC advises clients in matters of creating effective estate plans, wills, powers of attorney, deeds and medical patient advocates. We handle all aspects of probate administration so you don't have to. We also effectively defend clients who have found themselves charged with traffic offenses, misdemeanors or felonies.
Melissa M. Pearce
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Milford, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(248) 676-8976 1100 Corporate Office Drive
Suite 320
Milford, MI 48381
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Zachary C. Kemp
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Highland, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(248) 529-6849 141 N. Milford Road, Suite 103
Highland, MI 48357
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Michigan State University
Douglas Oliver
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Milford, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(248) 245-8847 510 Highland Ave
Milford, MI 48381
Criminal
Marcus Wilcox
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Howell, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(517) 548-3333 3075 East Grand River Avenue, # 106
Howell, MI 48843
Criminal
Jonathan Jones
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Call for a Free Consultation! Aggressive Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer!

I am an experienced criminal attorney dedicated to protecting your rights & freedoms. I represent clients with compassion & dedication. Visit my website to view my client testimonials, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Matthew Walton
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Michigan Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Matthew M. Walton P.C. focuses primarily on criminal cases and family law. However, my firm handles a variety of related legal area including probate planning, contract and business-related matters, personal injury, etc.... Read More »
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Richard T. Herman Esq
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Ann Arbor , MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 808-4013 1900 West Stadium Blvd
Section C, Suite 2
Ann Arbor , MI 48103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University
For all you immigration law needs, call Richard today at 1-800-808-4013. Richard and his team are happy to help! The Herman Legal Group is the "Law Firm for Immigrants." Founded by nationally-known immigration lawyer Richard Herman in 1995, the Herman Legal Group provides skilled and cost-effective immigration counsel to businesses, families and individuals. Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Erin James, Kamal Dari, and Of-Counsel lawyers Dinh Tran, Gil Manzano, Karmen Waters and Ronen Kurzfled. We speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including...
Nicholas Roumel
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(888) 312-7173 101 N. Main Street
Suite 555
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Criminal, Civil Rights, Education and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Nicholas Roumel is a trial lawyer with over 30 years' experience. He has an excellent record in jury and bench trials, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and appeals. His primary areas of practice are:

Employment and Civil Rights Law - Counsel and litigation in all areas of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, First Amendment, due process and wrongful discharge; contract review; non-competes; and severance packages. Nick is the chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section.

Labor Law - As a former union local president, Nick is well suited to provide representation to unions and their members in arbitration, unfair labor practice...
Aaron J Boria
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Plymouth, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(734) 453-7806 472 Starkweather Street
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Aaron Boria is one of the leading criminal defense lawyers in the state of Michigan. Aaron Boria has successfully litigated numerous complex criminal matters. Aaron Boria is also well versed in legal issues that stem from criminal convictions such as expungement and license restoration. Aaron Boria has the experience and stays up to date on current, and new law by spending over a hundred hours every year in continuing criminal defense legal education.

After completing law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in only two short years with honors, Aaron Boria began fighting for the accused and protecting their rights....
Melvin J. Babi
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Farmington Hills, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(248) 434-4110 22710 Haggerty Rd., Ste 151
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Melvin J. Babi serves as the managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C. where he serves as managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C., a respected general practice law firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In his private practice, Mr. Babi advises consumers and small businesses in areas including bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, debt-resolution, real estate law, business law, corporate law, contract drafting and negotiating and criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Babi has assisted thousands of clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, saving their homes, vehicles and other assets with strategic bankruptcy planning. He has also saved his...
David Michael Blanchard
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(734) 929-4313 221 N Main St.
Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Criminal, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Focus: Helping people get back to work, stay at work, fighting wage theft and preventing retaliation and wrongful termination. Blowing the whistle on Medicare fraud and other taxpayer fraud. Legal advice; counseling; trial lawyer. David Blanchard’s job is to take the case to court and fight for the civil rights of human people. David Blanchard is a respected trial lawyer with a reputation for fighting injustices regularly heaped upon honest hard-working individuals and small business owners. He is recognized for his aggressive, goal-oriented advocacy and advice. David Blanchard received his B.A. in political science and a J.D. cum laude from...
David A. Nacht
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 312-7173 101 North Main Street
Suite 555
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Criminal, Employment, Health Care and White Collar Crime
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
David Nacht has tried over 2 dozen cases with his most recent victory in the spring of 2013 in federal court. His last civil jury award was in June 2012 in Muskegon County, Michigan in the case of Crosby v. Michigan Department of Corrections where he obtained a judgment of $390,000.

Mr. Nacht, the firm founder, holds degrees from Harvard College ('87) and The University of Michigan Law School ('92), where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Nacht is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for lawyers by lawyers, has been named a "Million Dollar...
Shawn H. Head
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(248) 939-5405 34705 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Free ConsultationFarmington Hills, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Shawn is the owner of The Head Law Firm, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He represents individual and business clients throughout the Detroit Metro Area, including Livonia, Westland, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Novi, Troy, and other surrounding areas.

Shawn has been repeatedly recognized as one of Metro Detroit’s Top Lawyers in the areas of criminal defense and commercial litigation by DBusiness Magazine. He has also been selected as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers every year since 2015.

Shawn graduated...
Mr. Scott J. Sumner
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Novi, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(248) 650-0055 28175 Haggerty Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Michigan State University College of Law
Michigan State University 1986
Detroit College of Law 1989

Scott J. Sumner, J.D. is a graduate of Michigan State University, (1986) and Michigan State University/Detroit College of Law, (1989). He is a founding member of Sumner & Associates, P.C., and is its President and principal shareholder. Scott was the President of the Rochester Bar Association (2004-2005). He is a member of the State Bar Association and a member of the Oakland and Macomb County Bar Associations, since 1990, and is licensed to practice in the United States Federal Court. He is also a licensed and experienced Real Estate Broker and Residential Builder.
Michael Dagher-Margosian
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(734) 887-6200 1310 South Main St Suite 11
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University


After graduating from Michigan State University College of Law in 2014, Mr. Dagher-Margosian practiced law in Washtenaw County, exclusively handling criminal defense matters. Most recently, Mr. Dagher-Margosian was a trial attorney in the Lenawee County Public Defender Office. At the Lenawee PD Office, Mr. Dagher-Margosian navigated a demanding docket, handling over 750 cases in just over 2 ½ years. Mr. Dagher-Margosian received numerous not guilty jury verdicts, as well as favorable outcomes through motion practice and negotiation. In addition to practicing at the trial level, Mr. Dagher-Margosian has practiced at the appellate level, resulting in...
Stacey M. Washington
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(734) 929-9730 3913 Jackson Road
Suite 2
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Wayne State University Law School
Over 32 years experience. I defend and help clients charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or other felonies and misdemeanors. I have been a prosecutor, defense attorney and have worked for judges. When you hire me, you will hire an attorney with a great deal of trial experience. You will get honest answers and advice at all times. I focus my practice primarily in Washtenaw County, Michigan (Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township, Chelsea, Saline, etc.) I also take cases in the Plymouth/Canton and Romulus District Courts in Wayne County as well...
Leonid Garbuzov
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Michigan Criminal Law Attorney

He has represented a variety of clients ranging from private persons to international corporations. He is especially proud of working extensively with the Hispanic, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic and Asian communities within... Read More »
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Michael J. Hamblin
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Experienced & Skilled Criminal Attorney! Call for Aggressive Representation!

I am focused on finding the best solution for difficult and complicated criminal matters. Visit my website for more information and client testimonials! Contact me to see how I can help you with your criminal law issues. Read More »
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K.C. Baran
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Fenton, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 505-7851 508 Silver Lake Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Michigan State University
K.C. Baran, P.C. was established in 2003. K.C. Baran has been practicing law for over seventeen years. His areas of practice include, bankruptcy, estate planning, civil and criminal litigation, collections, contracts, employment law, family law and corporate practice.

K.C. is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point and Michigan State University College of Law, cum laude. K.C. is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Genesee County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court...
Timothy Klisz
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Novi, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(866) 770-7782 28175 Haggerty Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Attorney Tim Klisz is a full service lawyer for over 20 years in metro Detroit. Assisting individuals and small businesses in the following areas: personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death, criminal law, probate and estate planning, real estate law and collections. Free phone consultation available for any area of law.
Douglas Callahan
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Fenton, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(810) 955-5248 242 W Caroline St
Fenton, MI 48430
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Michigan State University
I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the day of my Father's graduation from the University of Michigan Law School. I graduated from Fenton High School as a Member of the National Honor Society. I served my classmates as their Vice President of Student Council, Sophmore Class President, Vice President of Senior High Student Council, Law Day Judge. In addition I played and lettered in tennis my Sophmore, Junior and Senior years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities Pre-Law from Michigan State University. At MSU I served my classmates as Floor President of Wilson Hall, Member...
Marco C. Masciulli
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Farmington Hills, MI, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(248) 939-5405 34705 W. Twelve Mile Road
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI, MI 48331
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
Michigan State University
Marco Masciulli is an Associate Attorney with The Head Law Firm, PLC.

Marco has represented both plaintiffs and defendants since he began practicing law in both the civil and criminal arenas. He has experience at every stage of litigation including multiple jury trials.

As a young plaintiff’s attorney with a Detroit medical malpractice firm, Marco settled multiple cases with six-figure dollar amounts and worked on other cases that eventually settled for more. He successfully challenged large medical institutions represented by skilled and seasoned lawyers with his complex and nuanced understanding of the legal and factual issues underlying each case.

As a...
Brian Montoye
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(734) 489-3380 1310 S. Main St., Suite 11
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Gregory Demopoulos
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Canton, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(734) 844-1400 6231 Canton Center Rd
Suite 105
Canton, MI 48187
Free ConsultationCriminal
Joseph Simon
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(734) 887-6200 1310 S Main St
Suite 11
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Mr. Simon has been practicing criminal law for 30 years and in that time has uniquely distinguished himself in his practice area. Notably, Mr. Simon is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under the specialty of criminal defense. He has also been named one of Michigan's criminal defense Super Lawyers from 2007-present. Mr. Simon is a Preeminent AV® Rated attorney attaining the highest possible ratings for professional excellence and ethical standards through Martindale-Hubbell peer review rankings and is rated a perfect 10.0 “superb” criminal defense attorney by AVVO Professional Review ratings. In over 30 years of practice, Mr....
Lyle Dickson
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Howell, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(517) 294-3425 5860 Sterling Dr
Howell, MI 48843
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Former Assistant Prosecutor, Police Officer, Federal Agent. Professor of Criminal Justice. Advisor to Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee on Drunk Driving law. Ph.D Candidate in sociology (drunk driving), LL.M candidate in labor law.
Robert Levi
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WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(248) 366-4412 6675 Edwood Ave.
WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI 48324
Criminal
I have practiced law for 25 years mostly in the area of criminal appeals, civil appeals, pension litigation and appeals, and business litigation.
Steven Shelton
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Fenton, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(810) 750-1420 110 Trealout Drive
Suite 201
Fenton, MI 48430
Criminal
Daniel Hilf
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Criminal Defense Attorney! Making a Difference!

I provide experienced and aggressive legal representation for those facing criminal charges. I am passionate about protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for testimonials, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Akiva Goldman
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Michigan Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Call Toll Free (877) 737-8800 - WE CAN HELP YOU. We have a successful track record of aggressive legal representation. Let us use our strengths to your advantage. FREE CONSULTATION. For additional information. Please... Read More »
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Christopher Trainor
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White Lake, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(800) 961-8477 9750 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48386
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Divorce
George L Howell
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Novi, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(248) 349-3980 22375 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48375
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Traffic Tickets
George L. Howell is an associate at the Law Offices of Sullivan and Leavitt, PC. George comes to the practice of law with a wide range of experience and education, all of which he uses to the benefit of his clients. Before attending law school, George was a police officer, which gives him a thorough understanding of the Fourth Amendment and police practices and procedures. After law school, George clerked for Justice Michael F. Cavanagh at the Michigan Supreme Court, gaining unique insights into the shape and direction of Michigan law. George also taught English...
Laurence H. 'Larry' Margolis
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(734) 994-9590 214 S Main St #202
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Criminal
Daniel Bain
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Novi, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(248) 380-8787 27780 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48377
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
John R Minock
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(734) 668-2200 339 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Criminal
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Hartland, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(810) 632-9160 11636 Highland Rd
Hartland, MI 48353
Criminal, Animal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Howell, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(517) 552-9577 407 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Hamburg, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(734) 327-5030 PO Box 734
Hamburg, MI 48139
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Health Care
Univ of Detroit School of Law
Howell, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(517) 546-7623 223 W Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Howell, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(517) 548-6690 223 W Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Criminal and DUI
Joseph A. Campbell
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I am an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney with a passion for fighting for the rights of those accused or charged with a crime. I will help you through every step of your case. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Marcie Ridley Esq
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Free Consultation! Experienced Defense Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I am a knowledgeable and compassionate criminal defense attorney. I am dedicated to protecting your rights and your future! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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.