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MichiganCriminal Defense Lawyers in Traverse City, 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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Patrick Fragel

Patrick Fragel
830 East Front St. #323
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 27 years, Patrick Fragel is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas... read more >

Frederik Stig-Nielsen

Frederik Stig-Nielsen
Mas/Stig-Nielsen, PLLC
427 Main Street - Suite 201
Frankfort, MI 49635
Licensed for 6 years, Frederik Stig-Nielsen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Lewis and Clark Law School... read more >

Mary Elizabeth Mas

Mary Elizabeth Mas
Mas/Stig-Nielsen
427 Main Street Suite 201
Frankfort, MI 49635
Licensed for 6 years, Mary Elizabeth Mas is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Lewis and Clark Law School... read more >

Matthew L Benedict

Matthew L Benedict
Matthew Benedict Esq.
618 Clyde Lee Dr.
Traverse city, MI 49696
Licensed for 20 years, Matthew L Benedict is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended University of Michigan, ... read more >

Thomas S Gilbert

Thomas S Gilbert
TouchStone Intervention&Professional Services
PO Box 1941
Traverse City, MI 49685
Licensed for 34 years, Thomas S Gilbert is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kathryn Henning Callison

Kathryn Henning Callison
Henning Callison Law PLC
517 Second St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 10 years, Kathryn Henning Callison is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Boyer

David Boyer
Allianz Risk Consulting
243 Midtown Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 31 years, David Boyer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

George Powell

George Powell
Dingeman & Dancer PLC
100 N Park St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 7 years, George Powell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kyle B Trevas

Kyle B Trevas
Attorney At Law Kyle B. Trevas PLC
409 E Eighth St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 14 years, Kyle B Trevas is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas Seger

Thomas Seger
Law Offices of Thomas J. Seger
409 E Eighth St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 18 years, Thomas Seger is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David J Clark

David J Clark
David J. Clark, P.C.
106 Rose St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 39 years, David J Clark is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard Priehs

Richard Priehs
Richard E. Priehs
3476 Village Cir Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 41 years, Richard Priehs is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Paul Jarboe

Paul Jarboe
Jarboe & Pfeil
125 Park St Ste 315
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 39 years, Paul Jarboe is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Robert S Whims

Robert S Whims
Smith & Johnson Attorneys PC
12935 S W Bay Shore Dr Ste 300
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 25 years, Robert S Whims is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Cynthia Conlon

Cynthia Conlon
Conlon Legal Services
537 S Garfield Ave Ste 200
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 33 years, Cynthia Conlon is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Tomaso

Jonathan Tomaso
Sterling Law Office PLLC
13919 S W Bay Shore Dr Ste 209
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 6 years, Jonathan Tomaso is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jacob Graff

Jacob Graff
Graff Graff & Helveston
449 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 14 years, Jacob Graff is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Melissa Baumgartner Umulis

Melissa Baumgartner Umulis
Pezzetti Vermetten & Popovits PC
600 E Front St STE 102
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 7 years, Melissa Baumgartner Umulis is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Kelli Claxton

Kelli Claxton
360 Law
502 Railroad Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 8 years, Kelli Claxton is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >

James Hunt

James Hunt
Jim Hunt Law PLLC
830 E Front St Ste 203
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 47 years, James Hunt is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Steven A Lee

Steven A Lee
Neumann Law Group
300 E Front St Ste 445
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 33 years, Steven A Lee is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Itt Chicago-kent College... read more >

Gary R Bergstrom

Gary R Bergstrom
Law Offices Gary R. Bergstrom PLC
12719 S W Bay Shore Dr Ste 1
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 37 years, Gary R Bergstrom is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

John M Grogan

John M Grogan
Grogan Law PC
3240 Racquet Club Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 24 years, John M Grogan is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer... read more >

Michael Naughton

Michael Naughton
North Coast Legal PLC
800 Cottageview Dr Ste 1080 Suite 100
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 14 years, Michael Naughton is a Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Detroit Mercy School of L... read more >

Dean E Sheldon III

Dean E Sheldon III
1378 Gold Ct
Traverse City, MI 49696
Licensed for 23 years, Dean E Sheldon III is a Criminal Defense and Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Mark G Clark

Mark G Clark
Traverse Legal PLC
810 Cottageview Dr G20
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 33 years, Mark G Clark is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mallory Elizabeth King

Mallory Elizabeth King
Traverse Legal PLC
810 Cottageview Dr G20
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 6 years, Mallory Elizabeth King is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gerald F Chefalo

Gerald F Chefalo
Law Offices of Gerald F. Chefalo
3250 Racquet Club Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 23 years, Gerald F Chefalo is a Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Cvengros

David Cvengros
Bishop & Heintz PC
PO Box 707
Traverse City, MI 49685
Licensed for 27 years, David Cvengros is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. C... read more >

Michael Horowitz

Michael Horowitz
Law Office of Michael Horowitz
108 E. Main St.
Kingsley, MI 49649
Licensed for 4 years, Michael Horowitz is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Keith A Koonmen

Keith A Koonmen
Shaw Law Group PLC
8453 E Fouch Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 11 years, Keith A Koonmen is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Daniel Dingeman

Daniel Dingeman
Dingeman & Dancer PLC
100 N Park St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 34 years, Daniel Dingeman is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Detroit Mercy School of Law... read more >

Kenneth Petterson

Kenneth Petterson
Smith & Johnson Attorneys PC
603 Bay St Ste 2
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 31 years, Kenneth Petterson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Joseph Fisher

Joseph Fisher
Alward Fisher Rice Rowe & Graf PLC
202 E State St Ste 100
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 47 years, Joseph Fisher is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Stephen J Kane

Stephen J Kane
Kane Law
502 Railroad Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed for 9 years, Stephen J Kane is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Holly T Bird

Holly T Bird
HT BIRD PLLC
526 W Fourteenth St Ste 108
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 16 years, Holly T Bird is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

M Marie Walker

M Marie Walker
Marie Walker PLLC
7930 S W Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 13 years, M Marie Walker is a Family Law and Administrative Law lawyer... read more >

David Grunst

David Grunst
David G. Grunst PC
PO Box 2226
Traverse City, MI 49685
Licensed for 37 years, David Grunst is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Kelly Neumann

Kelly Neumann
Neumann Law Group
300 E Front St Ste 445
Traverse City, MI 49684
Licensed for 8 years, Kelly Neumann is a Criminal Defense and Aviation Law lawyer... read more >

Patrick Cherry

Patrick Cherry
McCurdy Wotila & Porteous
120 W Harris St Ste 1
Cadillac, MI 49601
Licensed for 6 years, Patrick Cherry is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Sara Marie Swanson

Sara Marie Swanson
Sara M. Mason PLC
448 Court Pl
Beulah, MI 49617
Licensed for 13 years, Sara Marie Swanson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Roger L Wotila

Roger L Wotila
McCurdy Wotila & Porteous PC
120 W Harris St Ste 1
Cadillac, MI 49601
Licensed for 50 years, Roger L Wotila is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jason J Elmore

Jason J Elmore
McCurdy Wotila & Porteous PC
437 E Division St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Licensed for 17 years, Jason J Elmore is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Peter Lyons

Peter Lyons
Law Offices of Peter J. Lyons
812 Douglas St
Boyne City, MI 49712
Licensed for 46 years, Peter Lyons is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jesse Latta Williams

Jesse Latta Williams
Jesse L. Williams PLLC
2899 Benzie Hwy
Benzonia, MI 49616
Licensed for 15 years, Jesse Latta Williams is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John F Royal

John F Royal
PO Box 393
Boyne City, MI 49712
Licensed for 47 years, John F Royal is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Ravi R Gurumurthy

Ravi R Gurumurthy
Ravi R. Gurumurthy PLC
PO Box 1014
Cadillac, MI 49601
Licensed for 7 years, Ravi R Gurumurthy is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jodi J Doak

Jodi J Doak
Doak Law Firm, PC
219 E Main Street Ste 1
Boyne City, MI 49712
Licensed for 19 years, Jodi J Doak is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Barry D Adler

Barry D Adler
Adler Stilman, PLLC
PO Box 410
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Licensed for 42 years, Barry D Adler is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Michigan Law School - Univ... read more >

Matthew J Feil

Matthew J Feil
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians
2605 N West Bay Shore Dr
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Licensed for 22 years, Matthew J Feil is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights 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

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