Portland, Michigan Criminal Lawyers

Scott Grabel
PREMIUM

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 »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Scott Grabel View Profile
William Weise
PREMIUM

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 »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for William Weise View Profile
Peter Samouris
PREMIUM

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 »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Peter Samouris View Profile
Marcie Ridley Esq
PREMIUM

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 »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Marcie Ridley Esq View Profile
Nicholas Leydorf
PREMIUM

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 »
View Profile
John English
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(866) 766-5245 420 S. Waverly Rd.
Suite 100
Lansing, MI 48917
Free ConsultationLansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
Criminal and DUI
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Originally raised on the shores of Lake Superior, I have been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1999 and the New Hampshire Bar Association since 1985. I maintain a statewide OWI defense practice in New Hampshire for 14 years but now concentrates on all types of serious Michigan criminal cases. I have conducted hundreds of administrative hearings, bench trials, and jury trials. I am licensed to practice in Michigan courts as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. I...
Michael J. Cronkright
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Stephanie M. Service
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
(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...
Charles Kronzek
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(866) 766-5245 Suite 100
420
Lansing, MI 48917
Free ConsultationLansing, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am attorney Chuck Kronzek. My interest in founding this law firm, along with my first partner, Michael Cronkright, was to operate a firm where we could offer each of our clients the best possible representation, the best possible attorneys, and the best possible results. I am proud of what we have been able to achieve over the decades. Since beginning in 1995, we have had many trial victories; too many to keep track of really. We enjoy our reputation for being thorough, intense, competent Michigan attorneys. We love winning cases and helping clients. At THE KRONZEK...
Stephen Michael Cornish
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(517) 507-5077 420 South Waverly Road
Suite 1
Lansing, MI 48917
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
My practice focuses on criminal defense including misdemeanors and felonies in both the trial and appellant courts. He has a strong interest in complex constitutional law issues and their applicability in the criminal justice system. I am an active member of the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System commonly known as the MAACS; an organization responsibly for nearly 84% of all assigned criminal appeals cases in Michigan. My practice also includes a strong emphasis in family and estate law including: parent’s rights, divorce litigation, custody, parenting time, child support, guardianships, estate planning, probate litigation and juvenile matters. I...
Joseph A. Gammicchia
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(866) 766-5245 420 S. Waverly Road
Suite 100
Lansing, MI 48917
Criminal and DUI
Mr. Gammicchia, born and raised in the Detroit metropolitan area, has a unique and extensive background in the field of criminal law. After obtaining his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University, Mr. Gammicchia worked 17 years as a police officer for the City of Warren Police Department. Mr. Gammicchia received his law degree from Wayne State University. After obtaining his J.D., Mr. Gammicchia briefly worked in the private sector before spending 6 1/2 years as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Oakland County Prosecutors Office. As an Assistant Prosecutor, Mr. Gammicchia handled a wide...
Evonne Ulmer
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Lyonel E. Woolley
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Lansing , MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(517) 575-7660 4601 West Saginaw Hwy., Suite J-4
Lansing , MI 48917
Criminal, Family, Immigration and International
Patrick Crowley
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(517) 507-5077 420 S. Waverly Rd., Ste. #1
Lansing, MI 48917
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
James R McGillie
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(517) 575-7768 1514 Drexel Road
Lansing, MI 48915
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Trademarks
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Joshua Pease
Claimed Lawyer Profile
(517) 886-1000 420 S WAVERLY RD STE 100
LANSING, MI 48917
LANSING, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(517) 886-6560 3800 Capital City Blvd.
Suite 2
Lansing, MI 48906
Criminal, Appeals, Business and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Grand Ledge, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(517) 627-8439 219 S Bridge St
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Criminal, Business and DUI
De Witt, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(517) 668-9100 240 S Bridge St
De Witt, MI 48820
Criminal, Estate Planning and Insurance Defense
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(517) 323-1939 3721 W Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48917
Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Grand Ledge, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(517) 627-8328 210 E River St
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Charlotte, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(517) 543-4801 1045 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, MI 48813
Criminal, DUI and Maritime
Grand Ledge, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(517) 505-2323 316 Taylor St.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Criminal
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(866) 766-5245 420 S. Waverly Road #100
Lansing, MI 48917
Criminal
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(517) 323-9305 1300 N Waverly Rd
Lansing, MI 48917
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Keeley D Heath
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Brent T. Geers
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
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.
Marcie Ridley Esq
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media
(800) 342-7896 124 W. Allegan St.
Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Free ConsultationLansing, 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.
Robert Champion
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Grand Rapids, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(269) 685-9220 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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...
Shawn J. Haff
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Scott Grabel
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII PlatinumBlawgsearchSocial Media
(800) 342-7896 124 W. Allegan St.
Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Free ConsultationLansing, 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...
Peter Samouris
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media
(800) 342-7896 124 W. Allegan St.
Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Free ConsultationLansing, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Samouris has been a part of the winning criminal defense team at Grabel & Associates for over a decade. During that time he has gotten favorable results for clients in an endless list of types and degrees of criminal offenses in counties all over the state of Michigan. Mr. Samouris credits his success with his client’s criminal cases to his thorough preparation and hardworking attitude. At Grabel & Associates, we understand being prepared is half the battle when getting the best possible results for our clients. Meticulous preparation along with exceptional knowledge and application of the laws that apply...
Mr Scott Marshall Neuman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
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 Robert Bartish
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Michael J. Boyle
Claimed Lawyer Profile
(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,”...
Akiva Goldman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Lansing, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 737-8800 925 W Ottawa St
Lansing, MI 48915
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.
Joshua Blanchard
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Greenville, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(616) 773-2945 309 S. Lafayette Street
Suite 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Joshua Blanchard is a trial lawyer who holds a BBA in Accounting from Northwood University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He operated a solo law practice representing clients in criminal trial matters throughout the state of Michigan. He has tried a number of jury trials to verdict and has obtained “not guilty” verdicts for his clients in both bench and jury trials. Mr. Blanchard is admitted to practice in Michigan state courts as well as in Federal Court for the Eastern and Western districts of Michigan. Mr. Blanchard represents people in need...
Kelly Lambert
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
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...
Philip C. Curtis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Jackson, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
1737 Spring Arbor Rd.
PMB 206
Jackson, MI 49203
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Immigration
Excellent immigration and criminal defense representation for reasonable flat fees. I am a solo practitioner and work directly with all my clients. Please contact me for a free case evaluation.

In my immigration practice I represent clients from all over Michigan, the country and the world with a particular focus on complex family-based immigration law including immigrant visa petitions, K1 fiance visas, naturalization and citizenship, adjustment of status and waivers of inadmissibility. I also specialize in certain classes of non-immigrant visas including TN, E1/E2, H1B and O1 visas.

My criminal defense practice is focused on representing defendants in misdemeanor...
Brian E Gordon
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Joseph Brugnoli
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(800) 342-7896 124 W. Allegan St.
Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Lansing, 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...
William Weise
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media
(800) 342-7896 124 W. Allegan St.
Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Free ConsultationLansing, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Steven Mark Feigelson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
William McCririe
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
(800) 342-7896 124 W. Allegan St.
Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Lansing, 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...
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength
Criminal Lawyers in Nearby CitiesCriminal Lawyers in Nearby Counties

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.