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MichiganCriminal Defense Lawyers in Muskegon, Michigan

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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Richard Catalino

Richard Catalino
Nolan & Shafer PLC
40 Concord Ave
Muskegon, MI 49442
Licensed for 35 years, Richard Catalino is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mary Chartier

Mary Chartier
Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C.
125 Ottawa Avenue, NW Suite 265
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 18 years, Mary Chartier is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Gary K Springstead

Gary K Springstead
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
28 A W Main St
Fremont, MI 49412
Licensed for 22 years, Gary K Springstead is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University School of Law... read more >

Carl Joseph Peterson

Carl Joseph Peterson
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
450 Morris Ave Ste 104
Muskegon, MI 49440
Licensed for 6 years, Carl Joseph Peterson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Toledo College of Law... read more >

Joshua Eldenbrady

Joshua Eldenbrady
Muskegon Community Legal Defense Center Inc
289 E Isabella Ave
Muskegon, MI 49442
Licensed for 12 years, Joshua Eldenbrady is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael R Bartish

Michael R Bartish
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
15 Ionia Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 23 years, Michael R Bartish is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of Law... read more >

Jeffrey West

Jeffrey West
Jeffrey P. West PLLC
1017 Sanford St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Licensed for 28 years, Jeffrey West is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Caldwell

Mark Caldwell
Caldwell Law
P.O. Box 888831
Grand Rapids, MI 49588
Licensed for 13 years, Mark Caldwell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 29 years, Bruce Alan Block is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Chris Houghtaling

Chris Houghtaling
Houghtaling Wasiura
1189 Peck St
Muskegon, MI 49441
Licensed for 26 years, Chris Houghtaling is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Valparaiso University School of Law... read more >

William Weise

William Weise
Weise Law
149 E. Main St.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Licensed for 26 years, William Weise is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

Christi Burda

Christi Burda
Burda Law Offices PLC
PO Box 982
Muskegon, MI 49443
Licensed for 32 years, Christi Burda is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

John Karafa

John Karafa
Williams Hughes PLLC
120 W Apple Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440
Licensed for 38 years, John Karafa is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Steven R Simkins

Steven R Simkins
Simkins Law
77 Monroe Center NW Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 18 years, Steven R Simkins is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University... read more >

Eric Boeschenstein

Eric Boeschenstein
1397 N Scenic Dr
Muskegon, MI 49445
Licensed for 40 years, Eric Boeschenstein is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

David B Kortering

David B Kortering
David B. Kortering Law Office
8 W Walton Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440
Licensed for 25 years, David B Kortering is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Brianna T Scott

Brianna T Scott
Brianna T. Scott & Associates, PLLC
75 W Apple Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440
Licensed for 20 years, Brianna T Scott is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Brian Gordon

Brian Gordon
Brian Gordon & Daniel Hess
146 Monroe Center St NW #1225
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 22 years, Brian Gordon is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Charles E Chamberlain

Charles E Chamberlain
Willey & Chamberlain LLP
300 Ottawa Ave NW Ste 810
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 40 years, Charles E Chamberlain is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended College of William & Mary... read more >

J Wilson

J Wilson
Potuznik Carrozza Wilson & Pannucci PLC
1065 Peck St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Licensed for 40 years, J Wilson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Pavol Fabian

Pavol Fabian
Zamzow Fabian PLLC
15 Ionia Ave SW Ste 460
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 7 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 11 years, Shawn J. Haff is a Drug Crimes and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Thomas M Cooley Law School... read more >

Alana Wiaduck

Alana Wiaduck
McCroskey Law
1440 Peck St
Muskegon, MI 49441
Licensed for 10 years, Alana Wiaduck is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley ... read more >

Britt M Cobb

Britt M Cobb
Willey & Chamberlain LLP
300 Ottawa Ave NW Ste 810
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 15 years, Britt M Cobb is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Peter Vangelderen

Peter Vangelderen
Willey & Chamberlain LLP
300 Ottawa Ave NW Ste 810
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 12 years, Peter Vangelderen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin Wistrom

Kevin Wistrom
Wistrom Law PLLC
1 E Apple Ave Ste C
Muskegon, MI 49442
Licensed for 36 years, Kevin Wistrom is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer... read more >

Benjamin Reider

Benjamin Reider
Parmenter Law
601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Licensed for 5 years, Benjamin Reider is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer... read more >

Amanda Sterkenburg

Amanda Sterkenburg
Amanda Sterkenburg PLC
2401 Camelot Court Suite M
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Amanda Sterkenburg is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Edward Anderson

Edward Anderson
Ed Anderson Attorney at Law
1 E Apple Ave Ste B
Muskegon, MI 49442
Licensed for 45 years, Edward Anderson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Edward Sternisha

Edward Sternisha
Law Office of Edward J. Sternisha PLLC
330 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 10 years, Edward Sternisha is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew L Vicari

Matthew L Vicari
Miller Johnson
45 Ottawa Ave SW Ste 1100PO # 306
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 31 years, Matthew L Vicari is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Raquel Salas

Raquel Salas
Avanti Law Group PLLC
600 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Licensed for 14 years, Raquel Salas is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew Borgula

Matthew Borgula
Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch PLLC
15 Ionia Ave SW Ste 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 24 years, Matthew Borgula is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jared Shouey

Jared Shouey
Gower Law PLC Grand Rapids
2920 Fuller Ave NE Ste 209
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Licensed for 9 years, Jared Shouey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Heath Lynch

Heath Lynch
Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch PLLC
15 Ionia Ave SW Ste 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 4 years, Heath Lynch is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Hedda Elizabeth Martin

Hedda Elizabeth Martin
Law Office of Jeffrey J. O'Hara
161 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hedda Elizabeth Martin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Noemi M Sackett

Noemi M Sackett
Scholten Fant
100 N. Third Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Noemi M Sackett is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Frank E Stanley

Frank E Stanley
Frank Stanley PC
234 Division Ave N Ste 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 43 years, Frank E Stanley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Clare Freeman

Clare Freeman
Steven A. Freeman, PC
50 Louis NW Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Clare Freeman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph C Legatz

Joseph C Legatz
512 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Licensed for 53 years, Joseph C Legatz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Larry C Willey

Larry C Willey
Willey & Chamberlain LLP
300 Ottawa Ave NW Ste 810
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 49 years, Larry C Willey is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Richard E Zambon

Richard E Zambon
Richard E. Zambon PLLC
161 Ottawa Ave NW Ste 202
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 41 years, Richard E Zambon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark David Dodge

Mark David Dodge
Dodge & Dodge PC
200 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 15 years, Mark David Dodge is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Nichole Jongsma Derks

Nichole Jongsma Derks
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C.
12185 James St Ste 170
Holland, MI 49424
Licensed for 15 years, Nichole Jongsma Derks is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joanna Christine Kloet

Joanna Christine Kloet
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge PC
50 Louis St NW Ste 399
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 15 years, Joanna Christine Kloet is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jessica Lynn Kuipers

Jessica Lynn Kuipers
Rodenhouse Kuipers PC
113 W Savidge St Suite A
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Licensed for 11 years, Jessica Lynn Kuipers is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew John Rodenhouse

Andrew John Rodenhouse
Rodenhouse Kuipers PC
678 Front Ave NW Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Licensed for 12 years, Andrew John Rodenhouse is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ronald G Dewaard

Ronald G Dewaard
Varnum LLP
333 Bridge St NW Ste 1700
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Licensed for 31 years, Ronald G Dewaard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Champion

James Champion
Law Offices Of James K. Champion PLLC
312 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 20 years, James Champion is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kathleen Bruinsma

Kathleen Bruinsma
McShane & Bowie PLC
99 Monroe Ave NW Ste 1100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 15 years, Kathleen Bruinsma is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

CDAM advocates for quality representation of those accused and provides training and educational resources to its members.


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