Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer
Are You Charged with a Crime?
Attempting to deal with a criminal investigation or even informal accusations of a crime of any kind is a dangerous undertaking, particularly if you do have not at least consulted with an attorney. Legal matters are complex, subject to any of a number of various issues that may seem trivial but that can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of a case. Only a highly experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney will understand the ins and outs of the legal system, your constitutional rights and how to approach your particular charges.
At Garrison & Associates, PLLC we offer legal counsel to clients throughout Michigan who are dealing with criminal charges. No matter what type of crime you have been accused of, our law firm is dedicated to providing you with an effective solution. We understand that this will be one of the most difficult times in your life, and we want nothing more than to see a positive outcome in your case.
Criminal Defense: Overview of Charges
Whether you are facing a serious felony offense or your first time DUI, you will need an attorney at your side who is capable of navigating the court system, standing up for your rights, and protecting your future. Our law firm handles the following criminal charges in Michigan:
What is armed robbery? This is the criminal offense of robbing a person or an entity by means of force, such as with a gun or blunt force object. If you were accused of armed robbery, an attorney can evaluate your case and determine the best possible defense strategy to employ.
Assault & Battery
Assault and battery are two separate crimes involving threats of causing harm and then the action of following through with this threat. While these offenses can be charged separately, they are almost always brought on at the same time.
What is check kiting? This is a criminal offense that occurs when a person deposits falsified checks into his or her account, and then withdraws all or some of the money that was "deposited" with the check, therefore causing a loss to the bank. It is often penalized by a fine and jail sentence.
As a serious form of domestic violence that is heavily prosecuted, child abuse is a criminal act that involves the physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of a child. It can also include neglecting the child, such as failing to provide a safe environment, food, and other basic necessities.
Domestic violence is the act of inflicting physical, emotional, sexual, or financial harm onto another person of the family. These acts can be against a mother, father, son, daughter, cousin, boyfriend, girlfriend, or another person who may live under the same roof.
When a person is found to be in possession of illegal substances, he or she will face harsh prosecution and lifelong penalties if convicted. It is very important to get the legal representation you deserve, no matter how much of a substance you are caught with.
What is drug trafficking? As an all-inclusive term that constitutes the movement of illegal narcotics, drug trafficking is one of the most serious offenses that a person can face, especially because it can be charged as a federal offense.
Drunk driving is one of the most common offenses throughout Michigan. If you have been arrested after failing a field sobriety test, breath test, blood test, or causing a drunk driving accident, you need the help of an attorney, as there are very serious penalties associated with this offense.
When a person commits the crime of falsifying a document, money or a signature, they have just committed forgery. Unfortunately, this crime can be committed due to a misunderstanding, such as being given unlawful money without your knowledge.
As a serious criminal charge that may be committed in a non-violent way, fraud is an act that involves a person engaging in unlawful actions for some type of personal gain. Different types of fraud-related crimes include bank fraud, mail fraud, identity theft, wire fraud, and more.
Gun and weapon offenses are taken very seriously in the state of Michigan, especially if the offense involves firing a weapon and causing serious bodily injury onto another person. Even carrying a concealed weapon without the proper documentation can lead to an arrest.
Cyber crimes, often referred to as internet or computer crimes, are those offenses that are committed in the online realm. Due to the lack of boundaries that exist online, these charges can easily become federal crimes, resulting in the possibility of much heavier penalties.
Were you charged with kidnapping? Even the alleged kidnapping of a person's own children can have adverse consequences for said person, such as imprisonment and the inability to ever see their children again. If you are facing these charges, we urge you to bring your case to our office right away.
Minor in Possession
Those individuals who are under the age of 21 are not allowed, by law, to possess, consume or purchase alcohol. If your child has been accused of minor in possession of alcohol, his or her entire future is in jeopardy; your child may face license suspension and heavy fines.
Murder is the most serious charge you can face in the state of Michigan, and the penalties are severe. The crime is broken into degrees, based on the circumstances involved in the alleged unlawful killing.
Sexual assault, sometimes referred to as rape, is a sex-related crime that has some of the harshest penalties in all of the criminal justice system. Even if you are under investigation for sexual assault and have not yet been charged, it is in your best interests to involve an attorney.
If you have recently been accused of a theft crime, it is highly suggested to talk to a lawyer about your charges before giving a statement to the police. All types of theft crimes, ranging from robbery to identity theft to shoplifting, have serious criminal repercussions.
Have you been accused of committing a violent offense such as vehicular manslaughter or battery? If so, it is in your best interest to obtain an attorney right away. Often with violent crime charges, a person may not be offered the option of posting bail and may face long-term prison sentences.
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are those offenses that are generally geared towards a financial gain, but can often involve other ulterior motives as well. If you are facing these charges, it is likely that a federal or state investigation has occurred and the prosecution may have evidence against you.
Contact Garrison & Associates, PLLC in Mt. Clemens
This may be your first run-in with the law, or you may already have a conviction on your record or may even be on probation for a previous offense. Whatever the circumstances surrounding your case, it is wise to review the situation at hand with an attorney who can provide you with advice and guidance that applies to your specific concerns and needs. Our law firm is ready to be the firm you need to carry your case to a successful outcome. We have fought for our clients in the past, and we never give up in the face of adversity.
You can find a good deal of helpful information on this website and can also complete a confidential review of your case with an attorney at our firm to get your particular questions answered. We recommend that you act quickly, as the earlier your lawyer is able to intervene, the better they will be able to help you seek to avoid an arrest or charges in the first place. Contact a Michigan criminal lawyer at our firm today to discuss your defense options!