Clarksville, Michigan Criminal Lawyers

Scott Grabel
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Free Emergency Consultation! Aggressive Criminal Attorney Dedicated to Results!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. I aggressively fight for the rights and freedom of my clients! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Peter Samouris
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Free Consultation! Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney! Driven to Win!

I represent appeals and appellate matters with meticulous preparation and exceptional knowledge! I will fight for your rights! Visit my website for client testimonials and case results, or 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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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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William Weise
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Free Consultation! Skilled and Aggressive Michigan Lawyer! Call Now for Help!

I provide thorough, thoughtful and confident legal representation. I am committed to protecting your rights and securing your freedom! Visit my website to see testimonials and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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...
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 965-6864 625 Kenmoor Ave SE STE 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2395
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.
Akiva Goldman
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 737-8800 625 Kenmoor Avenue S.E.
Suite 301 Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University
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 visit us at www.akivagoldman.com.
Erik Holt
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Belding, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(616) 433-6955 302 S. Bridge St.
Belding, MI 48809
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Evonne Ulmer
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Ionia, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(616) 523-1000 223 1/2 W Main St
Ionia, MI 48846
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
John A. Engman
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Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(616) 454-5222 4095 Embassy Drive SE
Suite D
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
Hastings, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(269) 945-3512 121 W Apple St
Hastings, MI 49058
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Hastings, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(269) 945-9585 206 S Broadway St
Hastings, MI 49058
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Lowell, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(254) 444-9061 445 Headwaters Dr NE
Lowell, MI 49331
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 676-8770 1155 East Paris Ave. S.E., Ste. 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Criminal
Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(616) 456-7372 1600 East Beltline NE Suite 209
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Criminal, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(616) 698-0000 4920 Broadmoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Criminal
Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(616) 560-5980 625 Kenmoor Ave., SE, Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Criminal
Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(616) 827-9918 2120 43rd Street SE #450
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Criminal
Mr Scott Marshall Neuman
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Okemos, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(517) 349-2700 2196 Commons Parkway
Okemos, MI 48322
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Scott M. Neuman is an aggressive, experienced attorney with offices in the Lansing and Detroit Areas. He has been helping people in Michigan for over 20 years and has handled over 4,000 cases. You can reach him by calling 517-349-2700 or 1-888-684-3999, by email at xneumanx@aol.com, or via our contact form.
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,”...
Keeley D Heath
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Greenville, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(616) 773-2945 309 S. Lafayette St.
Suite 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Keeley Blanchard is a top criminal defense attorney in Michigan. She focuses her practice in the areas of defending those wrongfully accused of criminal sexual conduct, child abuse, domestic violence, assault, child pornography, and drug crimes. Her trial experience is significant, she has an excellent reputation for being aggressive, and will out-prepare any of the prosecutors she faces in court.
Scott Grabel
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(800) 342-7896 2022 Fuller Ave.
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationGrand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am an experienced trial attorney with a strong history of positive results in drug, murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct, and DUI/OWI cases. I have successfully argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and have appeared as a commentator on Court TV's Best Defense for analysis of a murder case. Recently I was a guest on the Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson. I have served as an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and as a mentor for the Ingham County Bar Association's Mentoring Program.

I was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and graduated from...
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...
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...
Marcie Ridley Esq
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(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE,
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationGrand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Marcie Ridley is a graduate of the University Tennessee Martin and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She began her legal career working at the Federal Public Defenders Office of Western Michigan and as a law clerk for Grabel & Associates. After passing the bar in 2002, Marcie became an associate attorney at Grabel & Associates. Marcie Ridley handles mostly driver's license restoration cases for Grabel & Associates, an area she excels in. In her free time, Marcie enjoys spending time with her family and being active in her community.
Stephanie M. Service
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(866) 766-5245 420 S. Waverly Road #100
Lansing, MI 48917
Free ConsultationLansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Criminal and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Stephanie is one of those rare people who is lucky enough to love her job. She loves getting to know her clients. She loves helping them out of tough situations. And she especially loves the adrenaline rush that comes from getting a winning result. She works hard to make sure the court gets it right. When Stephanie is not at work, she likes to keep busy. At least once a week, she can be found at the local country music bar; line dancing the night away with friends. She also loves going on movie dates with...
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...
William McCririe
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(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
All attorneys go to trial, but there are a select few who truly live for it. William McCririe is proud to be one of those few. He thoroughly enjoys preparing for trial: reading and connecting with jurors, selecting the right experts, crafting succinct and probing witness questions and taking any necessary steps to make clients comfortable with the process. It is not unusual to find Mr. McCririe meeting with clients and their families evenings and weekends before and during trial; he fights like it’s his own life on the line. Mr. McCririe served as a Livingston County prosecutor for over...
Tiffany DeBruin
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East Lansing, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(517) 324-4303 221 W Lake Lansing Rd Ste 200
East Lansing, MI 48823
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Capital University Law School
Tiffany L. DeBruin is an experienced Lansing criminal defense attorney who has represented clients on charges ranging from assault and domestic violence to minor traffic infractions. Each day she helps people who have wrongfully been accused of crimes or who have made a simple mistake. Tiffany strives to fight the charges her clients face and protect their rights.
Steven Mark Feigelson
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Okemos, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(517) 333-3373 4121 Okemos Rd
#10
Okemos, MI 48864
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Joseph Brugnoli
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(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE
Ste 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Brugnoli has always been driven to defend and protect; first by serving in the in the Army in the 75th Ranger Regiment then as a police officer. Becoming an attorney felt like the natural progression for his future and he found that his law enforcement background served as an invaluable asset to his clients. His time in the Army paired with almost 11 years as a police officer has put him through just about every type of intense situation and taught him how to come out ahead. Battle tested and razor sharp, Mr. Brugnoli’s unique background allows him to...
Jared Austin
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Lansing , MI Criminal Law Attorney
(517) 614-1983 909 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing , MI 48906
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a solo attorney operating in the heart of the capitol city of Lansing, MI. For your convenience, I offer home visits and weekend appointments to better accomodate your schedule. My main areas of practice include: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Wills and Estate Planning. Don't hesitate to give a call for your FREE consultation!
Nicholas Leydorf
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Lansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(517) 388-6800 909 N Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Nicholas Leydorf is a graduate of Michigan State University and The Catholic University of America: Columbus School of Law. Nicholas has extensive experience in all types of criminal defense cases, including high profile criminal cases. He enjoys spending time with his family and has previously served the East Lansing Rotary Club as a board member.
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...
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...
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.
Eric J. Sheppard
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Okemos, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(517) 618-1580 2109 Hamilton Road
Suite 206
Okemos, MI 48864
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The Law Office of Eric J. Sheppard represents clients in criminal cases and divorce/custody cases, as well as many other areas of law. We fight for our client's rights. We provide diligent representation and give personalized attention to all of our cases. Contact us today at 517-618-1580.
Michael J. Cronkright
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Lansing, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(517) 325-0441 4601 W. Saginaw
Ste J2A
Lansing, MI 48917
Free ConsultationCriminal and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am Michael Cronkright, the owner and founder of Cronkright Law, PLLC. I represent parents, daycare workers, foster parents and other license holders against false allegations. Because of that, I practice criminal defense, family law, CPS defense and administrative law. I hold firmly to the belief that every parent, every criminal defendant and every person accused or suspected of misconduct deserves the best possible defense. Our legal system seems to be trending toward treating the accused poorly and lowering the quality of defense. Unfortunately, many clients are represented poorly by attorneys who don’t give them the time and...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Harold Leo Emelander
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Newaygo, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(231) 303-5005 31 East Wood Street
PO Box 849
Newaygo, MI 49337
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Harold Leo Emelander was raised in Newaygo, Michigan. After graduating from Newaygo High School, he attended Grand Valley State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2006. To further his education he then moved to Florida where he attended The University of Florida College of Law and received his LLM in Taxation in 2007. Mr. Emelander began his legal career in Miami, Florida at an accounting firm. He utilized his degree in taxation law by advising clients on individual,...
William Weise
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(800) 342-7896 2922 Fuller Ave., NE
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationGrand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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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.