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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Michigan, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Michigan should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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John E. Melton

John E. Melton
MELTON LAW FIRM
120 N Michigan
Saginaw, MI 48602
Call 989-882-1182
Licensed for 23 years, John E. Melton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >
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Scott Grabel

Scott Grabel
Grabel & Associates
124 W. Allegan Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Licensed for 25 years, Scott Grabel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

Jared C Austin

Jared C Austin
Austin Legal Services, PLC
909 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906
Licensed for 12 years, Jared C Austin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School-- Lansing, MI... read more >

Michael J Nichols

Michael J Nichols
3452 East Lake Lansing Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 21 years, Michael J Nichols is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cool... read more >

Mary Chartier

Mary Chartier
Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C.
1905 Abbot Road Suite 1
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 17 years, Mary Chartier is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Barton W Morris Jr

Barton W Morris Jr
The Law Offices Of Barton Morris
520 North Main Street Suite A
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Licensed for 22 years, Barton W Morris Jr is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Trial Lawyer's College... read more >

John N. Elliott

John N. Elliott
Law Office of John N. Elliott
3290 W Big Beaver Rd Suite 111
Troy, MI 48084
Licensed for 11 years, John N. Elliott is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

Gary K Springstead

Gary K Springstead
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
28 A W Main St
Fremont, MI 49412
Licensed for 21 years, Gary K Springstead is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University School of Law... read more >

Michael R Bartish

Michael R Bartish
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
15 Ionia Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 22 years, Michael R Bartish is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of Law... read more >

Steven C. Benson

Steven C. Benson
Benson Law Office, PLLC
PO BOX 286
Reed City, MI 49677
Licensed for 21 years, Steven C. Benson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee College of Law... read more >

James Makowski

James Makowski
Makowski Legal
6528 Schaefer Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126
James Makowski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Caldwell

Mark Caldwell
Caldwell Law
P.O. Box 888831
Grand Rapids, MI 49588
Licensed for 12 years, Mark Caldwell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Melissa C. Freeman

Melissa C. Freeman
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette Street Suite 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 5 years, Melissa C. Freeman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Erica L. Clute-Cubbin

Erica L. Clute-Cubbin
Goldin & Associates
28411 Northwestern Highway Suite 930
Southfield, MI 48034
Licensed for 8 years, Erica L. Clute-Cubbin is a Criminal Defense and Social Security Disability Law lawyer who attended Western Michigan U... read more >

Patrick T Barone

Patrick T Barone
Barone Defense Firm
280 N Old Woodward Ave Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
Licensed for 29 years, Patrick T Barone is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

William W Swor

William W Swor
William W. Swor & Associates
645 Griswold St Suite 3060
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 48 years, William W Swor is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Josh Blanchard

Josh Blanchard
Blanchard Law
309 S. Lafayette St. Ste 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 11 years, Josh Blanchard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brandon Gardner

Brandon Gardner
Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
250 Monroe Avenue NW Floor 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 10 years, Brandon Gardner is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Keeley D Blanchard

Keeley D Blanchard
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette St. Suite 208
Greenville, MI 48888
Licensed for 15 years, Keeley D Blanchard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph Simon

Joseph Simon
Simon & Geherin, PLLC
1310 S Main St., 11
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Joseph Simon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joshua Marlin Covert

Joshua Marlin Covert
Covert Law Firm
1129 N Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
Licensed for 8 years, Joshua Marlin Covert is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M... read more >

Joshua Adam Blanchard

Joshua Adam Blanchard
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette St Ste 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 11 years, Joshua Adam Blanchard is a Sex Crimes and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cool... read more >

Tiffany DeBruin

Tiffany DeBruin
DeBruin Law PLLC
221 W Lake Lansing Rd 200
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 14 years, Tiffany DeBruin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Capital University School of Law... read more >

Bruce Alan Block

Bruce Alan Block
Bruce Alan, Block PLC
1155 East Paris Ave. S.E., Ste. 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Licensed for 28 years, Bruce Alan Block is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Joshua D Jones

Joshua D Jones
Law Office of Josh Jones, PLLC
3906 Baldwin Rd. #210017
Auburn Hills, MI 48321
Joshua D Jones is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Andrew Abood

Andrew Abood
Abood Law Firm
470 N Old Woodward Ave Suite 250
Birmingham, MI 48009
Andrew Abood is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Daniel Geherin

Daniel Geherin
Geherin Law Group PLLC
760 W Eisenhower Pkwy Ste 305
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Licensed for 20 years, Daniel Geherin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Weise

William Weise
Weise Law
149 E. Main St.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Licensed for 25 years, William Weise is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

Matthew R Abel

Matthew R Abel
Cannabis Counsel® Law Firm
2930 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
Licensed for 34 years, Matthew R Abel is a Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

David Rudoi

David Rudoi
Rudoi Law PLLC
104 W Fourth St. #210
Royal Oak, MI 48067
David Rudoi is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Elias Muawad

Elias Muawad
24-7 Criminal Attorneys
40700 Woodward Avenue Suite 305
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Elias Muawad is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Steven R Simkins

Steven R Simkins
Simkins Law
77 Monroe Center NW Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 17 years, Steven R Simkins is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University... read more >

Martin T. Lievois

Martin T. Lievois
Martin T. Lievois
934 Church Street
Flint, MI 48502
Licensed for 29 years, Martin T. Lievois is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael L Ricciardello

Michael L Ricciardello
DeMatteis & Ricciardello, PLLC
48639 Hayes Rd. suite a
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Licensed for 8 years, Michael L Ricciardello is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shaun A. Mansour

Shaun A. Mansour
38550 Garfield Rd Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Licensed for 6 years, Shaun A. Mansour is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Paul J. White

Paul J. White
Law Office of Paul J. White
8308 Office Park Dr.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Paul J. White is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Timothy A Doman

Timothy A Doman
Grabel & Associates
124 W. Allegan Street Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Licensed for 7 years, Timothy A Doman is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Raymond A Cassar

Raymond A Cassar
Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar PLC
30445 Northwestern Hwy Sutie 220
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Licensed for 36 years, Raymond A Cassar is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James R Samuels

James R Samuels
Samuels Law Office
305 S Warren Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Licensed for 39 years, James R Samuels is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Samuel Bernstein

Samuel Bernstein
ArborYpsi Law
2750 Carpenter Road #3
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Licensed for 9 years, Samuel Bernstein is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Michigan State University Law School... read more >

Arthur Jay Weiss

Arthur Jay Weiss
Arthur Jay Weiss & Associates PC
30445 Northwestern Hwy Ste 225
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Licensed for 45 years, Arthur Jay Weiss is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven L Schwartz

Steven L Schwartz
Schwartz Criminal Defense Firm
240 Daines St, Suite 201
Birmingham, MI 48009
Licensed for 30 years, Steven L Schwartz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Detroit Mercy School of Law... read more >

Brian Gordon

Brian Gordon
Brian Gordon & Daniel Hess
146 Monroe Center St NW #1225
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 21 years, Brian Gordon is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Starla D. Zehr

Starla D. Zehr
Starla D. Zehr PC
4345 Meigs Ave Suite B
Waterford, MI 48329
Licensed for 26 years, Starla D. Zehr is a Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Charles E Chamberlain

Charles E Chamberlain
Willey & Chamberlain LLP
300 Ottawa Ave NW Ste 810
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 39 years, Charles E Chamberlain is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended College of William & Mary... read more >

Daniel W Grow

Daniel W Grow
Daniel W. Grow, PLLC
800 Ship Street Suite 110
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Licensed for 27 years, Daniel W Grow is a Marijuana Law and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Detroit School of Law... read more >

Bill Colovos

Bill Colovos
Law Firm of Bill Colovos
13305 Reeck Rd. Suite 140
Southgate, MI 48195
Licensed for 35 years, Bill Colovos is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick Fragel

Patrick Fragel
830 East Front St. #323
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 26 years, Patrick Fragel is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas... read more >

Pavol Fabian

Pavol Fabian
Zamzow Fabian PLLC
15 Ionia Ave SW Ste 460
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 6 years, Pavol Fabian is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shawn J. Haff

Shawn J. Haff
The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan
2675 44th St SW Suite 208
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
Licensed for 10 years, Shawn J. Haff is a Drug Crimes and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Thomas M Cooley Law School... read more >
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