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Felony Crimes in Michigan

Seek Experienced Legal Representation from Our Okemos Criminal Defense Lawyer

In Michigan and throughout the United States, felonies are classified as the most serious crimes, while smaller crimes are considered misdemeanors. Unfortunately, felony convictions are often life-altering events, resulting in lengthy prison sentences, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record which can hinder employment opportunities.

If you were recently arrested and charged with a felony in Michigan, White Law PLLC is committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than six decades of combined experience, our Okemos criminal defense attorneys possess a comprehensive understanding of state law to help you navigate through the intricacies of the legal system and your case. Do not face this serious crime without experienced and reliable legal counsel.

State Sentencing Guidelines

Felonies are categorized as belonging to one of six specific crime groups: crimes against a person, against property, involving an illegal drug or controlled substance, against public order, against public safety, and against public trust. Each crime group encompasses multiple offenses. Felonies are typically punishable by more than a year in prison, up to a life sentence.

The following are the Michigan sentencing guidelines:

  • Class A felony – Life imprisonment
  • Class B felony – Maximum prison sentence of 20 years
  • Class C felony – Maximum prison sentence of 15 years
  • Class D felony – Maximum prison sentence of 10 years
  • Class E felony – Maximum prison sentence of five years
  • Class F felony – Maximum prison sentence of four years
  • Class G felony – Maximum prison sentence of two years
  • Class H felony – Jail or other intermediate sanctions, including fines and probation

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Our Okemos criminal defense lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation into your arrest, collect evidence, and develop an effective defense strategy to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Our lead attorney has been invited to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers. We know what it takes to either get your charges reduced, or your case dismissed entirely.

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  • Great team of lawyers here who are well connected with prosecutors in the area that look out for their client's best interests.

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  • I would recommend Mr. White and White Law PLLC to anyone seeking any type of criminal defense

    “People v. D.B. (2016) - "When we got the news that our grandson was facing very serious charges, we were devastated. We didn’t know any criminal defense attorneys and didn’t know who to turn to. After speaking to a few people, three of them recommend attorney James White. Mr. White was able to meet with us right away, which was a relief because we had so many questions. The whole ordeal of what our grandson was being charged with was very stressful on us, both emotionally and financially. Mr. White was kind and understanding. He kept us informed and was available throughout the case for any questions or concerns we had. Mr. White fought hard to achieve the best possible outcome for our grandson, and in the end his efforts and determination brought our grandson the best results we could have hoped for. What stood out to us is how down to earth Mr. White is. He handles himself in a professional and respectful manner and will work hard to get the results his client needs. I’d also like to thank the support staff of White Law PLLC who were kind, polite, and helpful whenever we called. I would recommend Mr. White and White Law PLLC to anyone seeking any type of criminal defense." ”

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