River Rouge, Michigan Criminal Lawyers

Sam Bernstein
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight for you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. I represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Michigan. Read More »
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Julian J. Poota
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Michigan Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

A commitment to excellence is a personal quality you should expect from your attorney. At my office, you receive that commitment, and more, from start to finish of your case. I am a Michigan-born and educated lawyer who... Read More »
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Danny A. Kallabat
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Experienced Lawyer. Reasonable fees. Free Consultation.

I am an experienced bankruptcy, criminal defense and traffic attorney. I have been practicing law for 19 years and have handled thousands of cases. I always focus on obtaining the best possible results. I am very... Read More »
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Tanya Bowers
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Dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. Call for a free consultation!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Detroit. I will fight for you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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Kim Johnson
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Trenton, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(313) 383-7200 2836 W. Jefferson Ave.
Trenton, MI 48183
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jasmine D. Rippy
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(313) 633-6915 1600 Clay Street
Suite 331
Detroit, MI 48211
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
The University of Toledo College of Law
I specialize in criminal defense, traffic/license matters, family law and estate planning. My clients are individuals and small businesses. I enjoy working with these types of clients because I can make a significant impact on their lives and businesses by helping them through difficult times and planning for their future.

My holistic approach to legal services looks at the various implications of certain legal actions while tailoring my services to fit your specific needs. I will work hard to understand you and your goals, be accessible and come up with a plan to obtain the best outcome given the...
Akiva Goldman
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 737-8800 615 Griswold Street
Detroit, MI 48226
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.
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Kelly M. Neumann Esq.
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(248) 216-1660 645 Griswold St
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Detroit, MI 48226
Free ConsultationDetroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Kelly M. Neumann who is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan received a dual major in Criminal Justice and Political Science at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan and received her Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.

Neumann has worked with Boston City Counsel's Legislation Department, the Trial Division of the Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts and at an Insurance Defense Law firm. She also ran the Tort and Workers Compensation Department at one of the biggest personal injury law firms on the East Coast.

Neumann has successfully settled a personal injury matter for over $9 million,...
Sanford Schulman
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(313) 963-4740 500 Griswold Street, Suite 2340
Detroit, MI 48226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Wayne State University Law School
The Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan consists of attorneys who work as an association of independent attorneys in various areas of the law committed to providing a powerful combination of client service and legal expertise. Sanford A. Schulman specializes in federal and state criminal and family law matters. When it comes right down to it, experience is the single most important thing you need to look for in a lawyer. You need to know that your lawyer will not take time to get up to speed on the law and the process in your case. You may not be able...
David J. Kramer
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(313) 910-0333 615 Griswold St. Suite 400
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University Law School
Attorney David J. Kramer has represented thousands of clients facing criminal charges in both State and Federal Court in the State of Michigan since 1992. An aggressive, highly motivated lawyer, Attorney David J. Kramer works diligently to get the best results for his clients.
Kevin Steven Bessant
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(313) 658-8159 1274 Library St. Suite 304
Detroit, MI 48226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Attorney Kevin Bessant has successfully represented hundreds clients charged with criminal offenses in both State and Federal Court in the State of Michigan. With an aggressive litigation style, and superior client services, Attorney Kevin Bessant ensures that each of his clients receive the individualized attention to their case that they deserve to achieve a successful outcome.
Maurice Davis
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(313) 818-3238 615 Griswold St
Ste 719
Detroit, MI 48226-3900
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law and Michigan State University
Maurice C. Davis is an experienced Michigan criminal defense lawyer who has successfully represented clients on charges ranging from aggravated assault and manslaughter to speeding and drug paraphernalia. A skilled negotiator, Maurice also works diligently to defend clients' rights in litigation and ensure the best possible outcome for their situation. Maurice is an alumnus of Michigan State University and Florida State University College of Law. Learn how Maurice Davis can use his legal knowledge and experience to help.
William Maze
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(888) 941-1122 615 Griswold St., Ste. 1708
Detroit, MI 48226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University Law School
William Maze is a Wayne County criminal defense attorney with nearly 20 years of experience. BA, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, 1992 JD, Wayne State University Law School, 1996 National College for DUI Defense National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (President 2014-2015) Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association Downriver Bar Association Founding Member Darrow Criminal Defense Attorneys *Training & Awards* Published Michigan Supreme Court Victories Numerous Victories Before the Michigan Court of Appeals DBusiness Top Lawyers Super Lawyers People's Choice Award AVVO Graduate - National Criminal Defense College (NCDC) in...
John B Payne
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Dearborn, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(313) 562-5700 1800 Grindley Park Street
Suite 6
Dearborn, MI 48124
Criminal, Cannabis Law, Elder and Traffic Tickets
John B. Payne, Attorney, established his practice in 1983, becoming a full-service general practice and litigation firm in 1988, when John received his LL.M. in Taxation. John lectures on estate planning and other topics to groups interested in legal issues. He is the author of Michigan Probate and Counseling the Elderly Client in Michigan, plus numerous articles and seminar manuals. Experienced in appellate matters John has appealed many criminal, civil rights and tax cases in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
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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Genevieve Taylor
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Michigan Criminal Law Attorney

Western Michigan University Cooley Law SchoolMichigan
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Mr. John O. Knappmann
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Trenton, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(734) 931-0440 2836 W. Jefferson
Trenton, MI 48183
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Michigan Law School
Former Assistant Prosecutor. I am also a landlord. UM Law graduate.
Ameena Razia Sheikh
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(248) 631-4853 1600 Clay Street Building #2
Suite 331
Detroit, MI 48211
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Wayne State University Law School
Achieving winning results for my clients is my passion!! Winning results vary for each of my clients and I focus on tailoring my representation for each of their specific needs. I am not just a legal advocate, I am my client's all around counselor. If you have any legal issue, I am your first stop. If I am unable to obtain the ideal results for YOU, I will ensure that I direct you to someone who can. My job as a lawyer is to AID those in need of legal assistance, not just take on...
Leslie E. Posner
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(866) 697-7404 333 W. Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University Law School and Michigan State University
I do not view my career choice as a job… I view it as my calling. I started my legal career late in life which afforded me the added benefit of age and experience. I began practicing law as a Domestic Violence Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Wayne County, Michigan. There I was responsible for preparing and prosecuting all of the Domestic Violence crimes committed in Detroit, Michigan. I personally handled more than 500 files of Domestic Assaults each month. The cases predictably arose out of domestic disagreements between spouses, single co-parents and domestic partners. From my exposure to hundreds...
Wallace C. Winters Jr.
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Taylor, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(313) 288-8540 23755 Goddard Rd
Taylor, MI 48180
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Mani Khavajian
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Dearborn, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(248) 875-9770 6528 Schaefer Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Criminal and Immigration
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Matthew Abel
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(313) 446-2235 2930 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
Criminal, Business, Cannabis Law and DUI
Wayne State University Law School
Matthew Abel has been a lawyer in Michigan for over 30 years, and is Executive Director of Michigan NORML. Matthew founded Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C., a five-attorney Detroit, Michigan law firm entirely devoted to cannabis clients and cases, providing both business advice and legal counseling as well as criminal defense in marijuana cases throughout Michigan. Since passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008, the practice has rapidly grown to include not only business clients and issues, but also employment, drug testing, probation, family law, contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, and other issues surrounding cannabis. Cannabis Counsel P.L.C. is...
Marc Soble
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Dearborn Heights, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(313) 359-0020 8611 N Telegraph Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
I have been practicing law since 1989. My practice over the past decade has focused on Debt Solutions for individual Chapter 7, 13, and debt settlement. I have practiced in areas of residential and commercial real estate, criminal defense, and probate law.
Donald G. McGuigan II
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(313) 963-9500 535 Griswold, Suite 1630
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Eileen Scheff
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(313) 963-1921 615 Griswold
Suite 910
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal and Family
Kenneth R. Burger
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Taylor, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(734) 284-9399 20500 Eureka Road
Suite 109
Taylor, MI 48180
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Family
Wayne State University Law School
I am a solo attorney working in Howell, MI. I am a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. For me, my practice is all about my clients. They depend on me for their needs, and I want to help them meet those needs. I entered the field of law because I wanted to help people, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to do that now.
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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Sanford Schulman
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Michigan Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience

The Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan consists of attorneys who work as an association of independent attorneys in various areas of the law committed to providing a powerful combination of client service and legal... Read More »
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Kenneth Jannette
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(313) 324-8990 400 Monroe St Ste 470
Detroit, MI 48226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Attorney Kenneth S. Jannette has served as a clerk for a Federal Judge, and has represented the nation’s largest financial institutions in precedent-setting matters before the United States Courts of Appeals. He is an active speaker and writer on current legal issues. Licensed to practice law in Michigan, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Kentucky, attorney Jannette has also been admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and numerous other federal jurisdictions. A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, attorney Jannette received Cum...
Paul Hughes
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(313) 964-6465 65 Cadillac Square
Suite 2100
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University Law School
James Anderson
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(313) 983-9975 243 W Congress St., Suite 350
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Dana Nessel
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(313) 556-2300 615 Griswold St
3060 Penobscot Bldg
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal
Henry L. Greenwood
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(888) 977-7997 P.O. Box 43898
Detroit, MI 48243
Criminal
Michael Rataj
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(313) 963-4521 615 Griswold St Ste 1116
Detroit, MI 48226-3998
Criminal
Jeffrey Schwartz
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(313) 965-8168 65 Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal and Business
Lisa Dwyer
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(313) 962-0000 400 Monroe St. Suite 280
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal, Appeals and Entertainment & Sports
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Abraham Snider
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
500 Griswold St.
Suite 2340
Detroit, MI 48226
Criminal
Lois T. Collins
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Detroit, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(313) 963-2303 1323 Broadway
Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48221
Criminal
Derrick E. George
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Royal Oak, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(248) 470-4300 444 South Washington Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Denver
For over a decade, George Law has successfully represented people facing legal obstacles. As a client of George Law, you will work with experienced attorneys and staff who understand the impact a legal issue can have on your future. Our number one priority is standing up for clients’ rights and giving them a voice through our confident and competent representation. We have successfully helped our clients manage complex legal challenges in a broad variety of cases including DUI/OWI, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes, Sexual Assault, Family Law and other legal matters that otherwise could damage a person’s business efforts personal...
Adam Alexander
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Southfield, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 652-0183 17200 W. Ten Mile Rd., Ste. 200
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, DUI and Foreclosure Defense
MSU College of Law and Michigan State University
The Alexander Law Firm specializes in Michigan Lemon Law, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act, (FCRA), Debtor Defense, Spot Delivery and “Yo-Yo” cases, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, (TCPA), and other consumer protection and employment cases. The firm also handles criminal defense matters. We have the experience and tools necessary defend you, prosecute debt collectors, creditors and furnishers of credit who are harassing consumers and derogating their credit reports.
Channelle Kizy White
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Southfield, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(248) 662-5499 29600 Northwestern Highway, Suite 106
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Channelle Kizy-White has over a decade of legal experience and a winning record of success with helping people in their time of greatest need. If you’re looking for an attorney you can trust and a fighter who won’t give up, that attorney is Channelle Kizy-White.

If there’s one word that describes Channelle, that word is “advocate.” She sees her clients’ problems as her own problems—their fight is her fight. Channelle is a listener, a counselor, and an experienced voice who stands up for you when other attorneys might sit down. And for Channelle, family law is more than just about...
William Barnwell
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Warren, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(810) 394-2952 30130 Gruenburg Dr
Warren, MI 48092
Criminal
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Bill is one of the only lawyers in the state of Michigan who is also a 15 year experienced leader in the non-profit community, with extensive counseling and public relations experience. His years of experience outside the courtroom and results inside of the courtroom give him respect and a skill set that many other defense attorneys do not possess. Furthermore, it makes him more relatable to clients, better at negotiating with prosecutors and city attorneys, and skilled in making an argument to a judge or jury. Bill is also a former academic, which translates to excellent written skills when...
Gary M Wilson
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Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(313) 886-5600 21002 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University
Gary M. Wilson began trying cases in 1988 in the Office of the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney in Detroit, Michigan. In 1992 he entered private trial practice as a criminal defense lawyer. Licensed to practice in Michigan and Massachusetts, he has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan. With 30 years of criminal trial practice, 26 for the defense, Gary has represented clients on a wide range of misdemeanor and serious felony charges. He is particularly experienced in the trial of vehicular- related cases, especially those involving extensive...
David A. Nacht
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Birmingham, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 312-7173 401 South Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 460
Birmingham, MI 48009
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...
Jonathan Jones
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Romulus, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(248) 310-3399 36830 Goddard Rd
Romulus, MI 48174
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
If you are reading this, you need a criminal defense lawyer immediately. I will do absolutely everything in my power to make your charges go away or diminish their effect on your life as much as possible. When you retain me, I will immediately focus on dismissing the charges you are facing. This is ALWAYS my first step. I'm the lawyer you want standing next to you in court when you are facing arrest charges and need a Michigan criminal attorney for defense.
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....
Timothy Dinan
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Grosse Pointe Park, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(313) 821-5904 14950 E. Jefferson Ave., #170
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Education
Detroit College of Law (now MSU Coll. of Law)
I have a small practice centered on clients who know the value of individual service and competent legal counsel. I avoid the hype of mass marketing and focus my time and energy on clients looking for honest advice and assistance with their legal problems. The phone consultation is free because I want to make sure I am the right lawyer for your problem and want you to feel the same way.

My firm represents people accused of crimes, traffic offenses, felonies, misdemeanors, assaultive crimes, drug crimes and financial charges (embezzlement, theft, larceny, conversion, etc.). I have tried many...
Eric Pernie
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Oak Park, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(248) 480-0398 10221 Capital Street
Oak Park, MI 48237
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney, Eric L. Pernie is a true state native, born and raised in MI. He attended Ferris State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While he was there, he worked hard for his criminal justice degree while simultaneously being an active member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Upon graduating, Eric received his police certification from Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Shortly afterward, he started working at the Bloomfield Township Police Dept. as a road patrol officer.

Eric worked diligently as a police officer for well over a decade and gained numerous skills during his...
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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.