Michigan criminal defense lawyers from White Law PLLC can step in to help you after an arrest. Our team uses years of experience and cutting-edge technology to defend clients in your situation.
You can contact us for help when you call or complete our online contact form. You can reach us around the clock, so you don’t have to wait to secure support. We protect your rights and review all options to resolve your case in Michigan.
Why Choose Us to Handle Your Case After an Arrest?
Our team understands the stress you can experience after an arrest in Michigan. So we spring into action quickly to support our clients, providing open communication and support with all legal challenges.
We offer a free consultation when you contact us, allowing us to go over the facts of your case. Depending on the results of your consultation, we may take on your claim. Once you start working with us, you can take advantage of our decades of combined experience.
Our national trial lawyers rank in Michigan’s Top 100, helping increase your confidence in your defense. We focus on having clients’ charges dismissed in many cases, recently assisting clients charged with:
- Felony murder and home invasion
- Carrying a concealed weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon
- Carrying a concealed weapon and altering a firearm’s identification marks
- Breaking and entering a building with the intent to commit larceny
We use advanced technology and our years of insight to support you. Find out more by contacting us now.
Your Fight Is Our Fight
What Services Do Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyers Provide?
Michigan criminal defense lawyers do not provide the same services to all their clients. Instead, we review the facts of your case and personalize our plan to build your defense. Based on the situation, our team can:
Protect Your Rights During a Legal Questioning
You can expect questioning from prosecutors and police officers after an arrest in Michigan. The professionals recommend that you politely decline to answer any of their questions while requesting a lawyer.
The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution provides you with the right to legal counsel. Exercising this right can protect your defense. Keep in mind that prosecutors can use everything you say after an arrest against you.
Advise You During Your Arraignment
The court will hold an arraignment hearing after your arrest. During this hearing, the court provides information about the charges you face, and you have a chance to enter a plea of:
- Not guilty
- No contest
Generally, lawyers recommend entering a not guilty plea, as pleading otherwise immediately ends your case. Your legal team can provide you with specific advice about this situation.
Handle Your Pretrial Hearings
You may have several pretrial hearings for your trial starts, including a bail hearing. We can discuss these hearings with you so you know what to expect. We may also file motions at pretrial hearings to block evidence or have your case dismissed.
Defend You in Court
Your case may not go to court in Michigan. However, if it progresses that far, you can count on a Michigan criminal defense attorney to stand up for you. We’ve developed strategies that work to support clients like you.
We’re not just lawyers. We’re passionate advocates who will ensure that your voice is heard and your rights are protected.
How Lawyers Resolve Criminal Cases in Michigan
Michigan criminal defense lawyers have several methods to resolve criminal charges. In many cases, they base their strategies on the facts surrounding your case. For example, our team may focus on:
Getting Your Charges Dismissed
Once the court dismisses your charges, you do not have to worry about a conviction from your present arrest. The court may dismiss charges due to a lack of evidence or misconduct on the part of police officers and the prosecution.
Having Your Charges Reduced
In some cases, lawyers focus on getting your charges reduced after an arrest in Michigan. Reducing your charges requires you to accept a plea bargain from the prosecution. Generally, this means you plead guilty to a less severe charge.
Standing Up for You in Court
Finally, your case may end up in court in front of a judge and jury. In this situation, your lawyer can design a defense based on your specific situation with the goal of securing a verdict in your favor.
We understand that you may be going through a difficult situation and we are ready to help however we can.
What Charges Can Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyers Handle?
Our law firm can help clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges in Michigan. Felony charges usually apply to more severe cases. However, both types of charges can result in:
- Restrictions on your driver’s license
- Orders to attend court-mandated counseling
You can reach out to us if you’re facing charges of assault, domestic violence, or weapons charges. We also provide assistance to clients facing drug crime charges or charges for driving under the influence (DUI) in Michigan.
We understand that anyone in Michigan can face criminal charges, so we keep an open mind and listen to your side of the story.
You will always work directly with your attorney throughout your case.
Can Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys Help You After a Conviction?
In some cases, Michigan criminal defense lawyers can assist you even if your case ends with a conviction. Some individuals have the chance to request an expungement or removal of the charge from their record.
Michigan’s expungement process can prove complicated. Fortunately, you can secure legal help handling it here in Michigan. Our team can also assist you during sentencing, taking steps to reduce the penalties you could potentially face.
Talk to Us After a Criminal Arrest in Michigan
After an arrest, you can explore your legal options with Michigan criminal defense lawyers. Our team at White Law PLLC can step in to assist you. We begin by offering clients like you a free consultation.
You can learn more if you call us or complete our online contact form.
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We Exceed Client Expectations.