Criminal Law

Criminal Law

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that if you’ve been accused of a crime, you have the right to a speedy public trial by an impartial jury, to know who your accusers are, and to know the charges and evidence being brought against you.

You also have the right to legal counsel to assist in your defense. If you’ve been arrested for a crime, we can provide you with guidance and quality legal representation.

Some of the crimes we can defend you against include:

  • OUI: Operating Under the Influence, a term used to indicate driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance, usually alcohol.
  • OWI: Operating While Intoxicated, another term used to indicate driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance, used in certain states such as Michigan.
  • Assault: this is defined not only as an attempt to physically injure a person, but any action to threaten a person if carrying out the threat would cause the person being threatened to reasonably fear for their safety.
  • Domestic Violence: Assault directed at a person to whom one has a familial or living relationship with.
  • Retail Fraud: Unlawfully taking property from a store open to the public; shoplifting. If the property is taken from a home or a person, it’s theft. If the person who steals from the retail establishment is an employee, it’s embezzlement. Depending on the value of the property stolen, retail fraud can either be a misdemeanor or a felony.
  • Drug Possession: Knowingly being in possession of a controlled substance. Knowledge is important for possession of controlled substances to be illegal; if a person can prove that they did not know they were in possession of the substance, or did not know it was a controlled substance, they may not be charged, though this can be difficult to prove.
  • Misdemeanors: These are less serious crimes, such as petty theft or traffic violations, that are punishable by up to a year in prison.
  • Felonies: These are more serious crimes such as armed robbery, murder or arson, that can result in heavy fines and at least one year or more of imprisonment if convicted.

Being charged with a crime is a difficult and frightening experience. Let us help you work through this ordeal and reach the best possible outcome.