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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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Scott Grabel

Scott Grabel
Grabel & Associates
124 W. Allegan Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Licensed for 24 years, Scott Grabel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

Matthew R Abel

Matthew R Abel
Cannabis Counsel, PLC
2930 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
Licensed for 33 years, Matthew R Abel is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Michael J Nichols

Michael J Nichols
3452 East Lake Lansing Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 20 years, Michael J Nichols is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western Michigan Universit... read more >

Mary Chartier

Mary Chartier
Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C.
1905 Abbot Road Suite 1
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 16 years, Mary Chartier is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense 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 21 years, Barton W Morris Jr. is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Trial Lawyer's College... read more >

William W Swor

William W Swor
William W. Swor & Associates
645 Griswold St Suite 3060
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 47 years, William W Swor is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

John N. Elliott

John N. Elliott
Law Office of John N. Elliott
43494 Woodward Ave Suite 205
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Licensed for 10 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 20 years, Gary K Springstead is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University Sc... read more >

Keeley D Heath

Keeley D Heath
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette St. Suite 208
Greenville, MI 48888
Licensed for 14 years, Keeley D Heath 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 21 years, Michael R Bartish is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati C... read more >

Brian M Legghio

Brian M Legghio
Law Offices of Brian M. Legghio
134 Market St
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Licensed for 41 years, Brian M Legghio is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven C. Benson

Steven C. Benson
Benson Law Office, PLLC
PO BOX 286
Reed City, MI 49677
Licensed for 20 years, Steven C. Benson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee College of Law... read more >

Josh Blanchard

Josh Blanchard
Blanchard Law
309 S. Lafayette St. Ste 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 10 years, Josh Blanchard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 11 years, Mark Caldwell 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 >

Melissa C. Freeman

Melissa C. Freeman
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette Street Suite 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 4 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 7 years, Erica L. Clute-Cubbin is a Criminal Defense and Social Security Disability Law lawyer who attended Western Michigan U... read more >

Brandon Gardner

Brandon Gardner
Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
250 Monroe Avenue NW Floor 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 9 years, Brandon Gardner is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Patrick T Barone

Patrick T Barone
Barone Defense Firm
280 N Old Woodward Ave Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
Licensed for 28 years, Patrick T Barone is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Joshua Marlin Covert

Joshua Marlin Covert
Covert Law Firm
1129 N Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
Licensed for 7 years, Joshua Marlin Covert is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thom... read more >

Joshua Adam Blanchard

Joshua Adam Blanchard
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette St Ste 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 10 years, Joshua Adam Blanchard is a Sex Crimes and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cool... 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 27 years, Bruce Alan Block is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense 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 Defense lawyer... read more >

Tiffany DeBruin

Tiffany DeBruin
DeBruin Law PLLC
221 W Lake Lansing Rd 200
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 13 years, Tiffany DeBruin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Capital University School of... read more >

Mack T Spickard

Mack T Spickard
Gatesman & Spickard, PCL
1360 West Grand River Avenue
Howell, MI 48843
Mack T Spickard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jared C Austin

Jared C Austin
Austin Legal Services, PLC
909 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906
Licensed for 11 years, Jared C Austin is a Criminal Defense and Adoption lawyer who attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School-- Lansing, MI... read more >

F. Martin Tieber

F. Martin Tieber
Tieber Law Office
215 S Washington Sq Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933
Licensed for 44 years, F. Martin Tieber is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven R Simkins

Steven R Simkins
Simkins Law
77 Monroe Center NW Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 16 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 28 years, Martin T. Lievois is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shaun A. Mansour

Shaun A. Mansour
38550 Garfield Rd Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Licensed for 5 years, Shaun A. Mansour is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Dov W Lustig

Dov W Lustig
Richard M. Lustig PC
240 Daines St
Birmingham, MI 48009
Licensed for 25 years, Dov W Lustig is a Criminal Defense 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 35 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 38 years, James R Samuels is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James L Feinberg

James L Feinberg
James L. Feinberg & Associates
535 Griswold St Ste 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 51 years, James L Feinberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael P Manley

Michael P Manley
Michael P. Manley PC
503 S Saginaw St Suite 1434
Flint, MI 48502
Licensed for 29 years, Michael P Manley is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Starla D. Zehr

Starla D. Zehr
Starla D. Zehr PC
4345 Meigs Ave Suite B
Waterford, MI 48329
Licensed for 25 years, Starla D. Zehr is a Family Law and Alimony / Spousal Support lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Daniel W Grow

Daniel W Grow
Daniel W. Grow, PLLC
800 Ship Street Suite 110
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Licensed for 26 years, Daniel W Grow is a Marijuana Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Detroit 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 20 years, Brian Gordon is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Thomas C O'Brien

Thomas C O'Brien
Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC
101 N Main St Suite 700
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Licensed for 49 years, Thomas C O'Brien is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Kenneth S Jannette

Kenneth S Jannette
Jannette Legal
400 Monroe St Ste 470
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 6 years, Kenneth S Jannette is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Stephen T Rabaut

Stephen T Rabaut
42700 Schoenherr Rd Suite 3
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Licensed for 39 years, Stephen T Rabaut is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Akiva Goldman

Akiva Goldman
Goldman & Associates
3150 Livernois Rd Suite 335
Troy, MI 48083
Licensed for 33 years, Akiva Goldman is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Kathy J. Vogt

Kathy J. Vogt
Law Offices of Garton & Vogt, P.C.
38550 Garfield Road Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Licensed for 33 years, Kathy J. Vogt is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

James Warren Amberg

James Warren Amberg
Amberg & Amberg PLLC
7 West Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Licensed for 14 years, James Warren Amberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alfred P Brandt

Alfred P Brandt
Law Offices of Brandt & Dehncke PLLC
740 W. Michigan Ave., P.O. Box 128
Jackson, MI 49204
Licensed for 33 years, Alfred P Brandt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William A Brisbois

William A Brisbois
William Brisbois & Associates PLLC
1107 Gratiot Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Licensed for 43 years, William A Brisbois is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Laurence C Burgess

Laurence C Burgess
Burgess & Burgess PC
535 Griswold St Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 51 years, Laurence C Burgess is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David M Burgess

David M Burgess
Burgess & Burgess PC
535 Griswold St Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 21 years, David M Burgess is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charles E Chamberlain

Charles E Chamberlain
Willey & Chamberlain LLP
40 Pearl Street NW Suite 940
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 38 years, Charles E Chamberlain 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.



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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

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