Rudyard, Michigan Criminal Lawyers

Cheboygan, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 627-4750 216 S Main St
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Robert Banner
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Boyne City, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(231) 582-1710 213 S. Lake Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Michigan State University
Robert Banner has 28 years experience serving clients in Northern Michigan. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Drunk Driving, Estate Planning including drafting Wills and Trusts. We serve clients in Boyne City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne Falls, Bellaire, Central Lake and Gaylord. Mr. Banner was appointed by the Attorney General's Office in April 2018, as Public Administrator for Charlevoix County, Michigan.
Rory Mortimer
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Petoskey, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(231) 487-1201 2780 Charlevoix Avenue
Suite 13
Petoskey, MI 49770
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
The Mortimer Law Firm and their experienced team of attorneys and paralegals are skilled in, Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Driver’s License Restoration, Criminal Law, Student Loan Repayment consulting, and Estate Planning. For over 30 years, the Mortimer Law Firm has served their clients with zeal and fought effectively for their justice. The Mortimer Law Firm has 2 offices in Alpena and Petoskey, MI. Our consultations are always free.
Ms. Jodi J. Doak
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Boyne City, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(844) 362-5529 219 E Main St
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Boyne City, MI 49712
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Aggressive, professional legal representation in Family, Criminal, and Business law. The smart choice. Free 1/2 hour. At the Doak Law Firm we commit ourselves to the things that matter most to you: family, quality, professionalism, getting the Job done efficiently, and done right. We give you the voice that you need at the most important times in your life. Who represents you does matter. Jodi Doak graduated first in class of the largest class ever, starting with over 500 students, from Thomas Cooley Law School. During Mrs. Doak's time there she received multiple awards, including 11 certificates of...
Robert James Engel
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Petoskey, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(231) 347-6614 523 E. Mitchell Street, Suite 5
Petoskey, MI 49770
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Over 35 years of trial experience. Former prosecutor and public defender of criminal cases. Handle divorce, custody, child support, and paternity cases in the area of family law. Also, adoption, guardianship and conservatorship cases. Represent parents and/or children in juvenile court cases. Estates and estate planning.
Larry J Brown Jr
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Gaylord, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(517) 398-3188 440 W Main St
Suite C
Gaylord, MI 49735
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Mr. Kirk Yodzevicis
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Gaylord, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(989) 748-4888 100 W. 1st St.
P.O. Box 1338
Gaylord, MI 49734
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Ohio Northern University and Alma College
Petoskey, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 348-3200 523 E Mitchell St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Boyne City, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 582-2252 302 State St
Boyne City, MI 49712
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Charlevoix, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 547-1111 1404 Bridge St
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Munising, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(906) 387-2022 100 E Superior St
Munising, MI 49862
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Manistique, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(906) 341-7628 210 1/2 Oak Sstreet
Manistique, MI 49854
Criminal and Real Estate
Atlanta, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(989) 785-3545 23526 Beach Trail
Atlanta, MI 49709
Criminal and Business
Indian River, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 238-7464 1126 Lynn Dr
Indian River, MI 49749
Criminal and Tax
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...
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.
Nick Daniels
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Clinton Township, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(586) 668-1229 41700 Hayes Road
Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am passionate about helping people with their legal problems. When you contact my office you will speak with me. I will take the time to listen to your concerns and help put a plan in place to resolve your legal matter. I am committed to resolving your legal problem so you do not have to think or worry about the matter. I want you to understand what is happening and why it is happening. My goal is for you to feel confident and empowered about your legal matter.
Robert Andretz
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Troy, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(248) 644-6326 1441 West Long Lake Rd., Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098
Criminal, DUI, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Rob Andretz is passionate about helping his clients. Rob has had the honor and privilege of being licensed to practice law since 2003, and he is happy to put his education and experience in the fields of law, biology, and psychology to work for health professionals in need of his help. Rob enjoys being able to be a light in the darkness for those who are facing some of the toughest challenges of their lives.

Rob primarily devotes his time to helping health professionals accused of violating state and federal laws in criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout the...
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...
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...
Aaron S. Coltrane
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Roscommon, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(989) 275-4365 241 Lake St.
PO Box 35
Roscommon, MI 48653
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a dedicated Attorney serving the great state of Michigan from Lansing to Traverse City, and all surrounding areas. I have a strong belief in our rights of life, liberty and freedom, as citizens of this great country, and I will do everything within my power to prevent my client's rights from being abridged. I specialize in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, No Fault, and civil litigation, but I devote myself to helping anyone in need, no matter the legal significance. I pride myself on providing personalized services and obtaining the best...
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...
Cy Matthew Abdo
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(844) 468-2236 42550 Garfield Rd #104-A
Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038
Free ConsultationCharter Twp of Clinton, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For more than 30 years, the Abdo Law Firm has delivered excellent results for their clients in the areas of criminal law, drunk driving and license restoration cases in all circuit and district courts in the metro Detroit area. The firm's attorneys also have a reputation for providing a high degree of legal services and client care. Cy Matthew Abdo has been rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell since 1995, has a Superb Avvo rating and was named the Top Criminal and DUI Lawyer in 2010 by Business Magazine. Matthew Sherman Abdo received the Avvo Client's Choice Award and is a...
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,”...
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.
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...
Nicholas Roumel
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Traverse City, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(888) 312-7173 415 Cass Street
Suite 2C
Traverse City, MI 49684
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...
Ray Richards
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TROY, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(313) 694-8400 200 EAST BIG BEAVER RD
TROY, MI 48083
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Attorney Ray Richards your Counsel, Conscience and Champion!

Attorney Ray Richards II thriving State and Federal Criminal Defense, civil trial and business consulting strategy practice has been serving the Metro Detroit area for over nearly two decades! He is a proud, accomplished and experienced Trial attorney specializing in State and Federal Criminal Defense; Civil litigation and Corporate Transactions. A well respected courtroom advocate, he has tried and litigated criminal and civil cases Nationwide and represented clients internationally in the civil and criminal courts in the U.K., Canada and Spain.

Mr. Richards is known for his...
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.
Daniel T. Geherin
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Ann Arbor, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(734) 263-2780 760 W Eisenhower Pkwy #305
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Daniel T. Geherin is a board-certified trial attorney with over 20 years’ experience practicing law. He graduated with Honors from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Humanities/Pre-Law, and graduated cum laude from law school at California Western in San Diego, CA. In law school, he was an Executive Editor of his school's Law Review. Upon graduation, he joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted gang offenses, sexual assaults, narcotics violations, juvenile delinquency, and complex white-collar offenses.

As a criminal defense attorney, he has defended nearly every type of crime, including hundreds of criminal...
Gary K. Springstead
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Fremont, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(231) 924-8700 28A W. Main Street
Fremont, 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...
Daniel Hilf
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Troy, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(248) 792-2590 1775 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Michigan State University
Daniel Hilf is a top rated, award winning, lawyer with over 20 years of experience inside and outside the courtroom. He is a partner in the widely respected law firm of Hilf & Hilf, PLC, specializing in the areas of criminal defense, traffic tickets, and immigration law. Daniel HIlf has tried over 100 jury trials in his legal career, and serves as a mentor to other attorneys.
Julian J. Poota
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(888) 399-7979 24725 W. 12 Mile Rd
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationSouthfield, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
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 fights for your rights. My comprehensive knowledge of law and maximum availability to you can make a positive difference in your legal situation. Contact the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC when we can be of service. We can be reached toll free at (888) 399-7979. Your initial consultation is free of charge and we are able to take your calls...
Michael Robert Bartish
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Fremont, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(231) 924-8700 28A West Main Street
Fremont, MI 49412
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 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...
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.
Shaun Marks
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Flint, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(810) 234-0700 653 S. Saginaw St., Suite 216
Flint, MI 48502
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Michigan State University
My practice was founded on principles of integrity, dedication and trust. You will receive straight honest answers from me and I personally work on all cases.
Robert Champion
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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...
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.
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.
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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.