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Criminal defense law in Michigan involves representing individuals accused of committing criminal offenses within the state. It includes defending clients in Michigan state courts or federal courts and ensuring their rights are protected throughout the legal process. It also includes providing counsel and representation before a person is charged with a crime.

Hiring a Michigan criminal defense attorney is essential because they can provide expertise in Michigan-specific laws, protect your rights under Michigan law, negotiate with Michigan prosecutors, and build a strong defense strategy tailored to Michigan legal standards.

DO NOT give any statement to police, or anyone else! Try to remain calm and tell the police you will not answer any questions or make any statement without an attorney. Absolutely DO NOT answer questions without an attorney present. Contact a Michigan criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to guide you through the Michigan legal process.

When selecting an attorney in Michigan, look for experience in handling cases within the state, check their reputation in Michigan legal circles, and schedule a consultation to discuss your Michigan-specific situation. Choose a Michigan attorney who listens, communicates well, and has a proven track record in Michigan courts.

Our Michigan criminal defense law firm handles a wide range of cases, including but not limited to DUI/DWI/OWI (drunk driving), drug offenses, theft, assault, homicide, domestic violence, white-collar crimes, public trust offenses, charges as a police officer, and more. 

During your initial consultation with us, we will review the details of your Michigan case, discuss potential defense strategies under Michigan law, and answer your questions. It’s an opportunity for us to get to know each other and decide if we will work together. Make no mistake, as much as you are trying to determine if you will hire us, we will make a determination whether we will take your case. 

In Michigan, you have several rights, including the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, the right to a fair trial, and protection against self-incrimination. It’s essential to exercise these rights and consult with a Michigan attorney before making any statements to law enforcement.

The outcomes of criminal cases in Michigan vary depending on the nature of the charges, the strength of the evidence, and the defense strategy employed under Michigan law. Possible outcomes include dismissal of charges, reduced charges, plea bargains, or acquittal at trial.

The duration of a criminal case in Michigan can vary widely. Some Michigan cases may be resolved quickly through negotiation, while others may take several months or even years if they go to trial. Your Michigan attorney can provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific situation.

The cost of legal representation in Michigan can vary depending on the complexity of your case. We offer competitive rates in line with Michigan standards and will provide a clear fee structure during your initial consultation. In some cases, legal fees may be covered by Michigan government programs or Michigan-based legal aid organizations.

We do not offer payment plans due to the inability to collect after the work is performed. We understand that legal expenses can be a burden and partner with a company that offers financing for your legal fees. We do not control the approval or repayment process. You may also look to family, friends, take a loan through your local credit union or bank. We require payment up front and bills to be timely paid. 

Client confidentiality is a fundamental principle of our practice in Michigan. We are bound by strict ethical rules under Michigan law to protect your information and maintain client-attorney privilege.

Please note that this FAQ is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice specific to your situation in Michigan. Consult with a Michigan attorney to discuss your unique Michigan legal circumstances.