Premier Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys
As a Michigan criminal defense law firm, Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. has nationally recognized criminal attorneys who are considered to be among the top criminal lawyers in Michigan. Do not trust your fate to anyone but the best.
Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys – Lewis & Dickstein PLLC
Our job as Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys is to defend people accused of crimes. We are passionate about criminal defense work for at least three reasons that we think about and focus on daily. The first two reasons pertain most directly to the individual client. The third reason, while still important to the individual client, is also generally for the benefit of us all.
The first reason is that the police occasionally target innocent people and wrongfully believe they are guilty of a crime. Sometimes well-intentioned police officers make mistakes. On the other hand, other officers may not be so well-intentioned, and their motives might be based on prejudice or some different illicit personal motivation. Either way, an innocent person is not just accused; they are targeted. When police jump to conclusions and focus all their attention on an innocent individual, legal actions become evidence of guilt and honest statements become unwitting confessions.
Our job as Michigan criminal defense lawyers is to do whatever it takes to make sure that innocent people are not wrongfully convicted. We will do everything possible to make a prosecutor’s efforts to convict an innocent person are exposed and nullified.
The second reason is that even people who have committed a crime are frequently “overcharged” or prosecuted more harshly than necessary. For example, maybe they got into a fight with someone, but instead of being charged with a misdemeanor for public fighting, they’re accused of a felony assault. Perhaps the client is guilty in some way, but his intentions are misunderstood or misinterpreted. Finally, there are cases where judges or prosecutors target someone for a severe sentence of jail or prison that is not justified based on the circumstances of the case or that person’s otherwise good life.
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Some of our clients want to take responsibility for an offense and admit they were wrong. However, in many of these cases, the client is over-charged or facing an unfair punishment. In these cases, our goal will be to persuade the prosecutor to reduce charges and convince the court to focus on rehabilitation, as opposed to punishment. Some people are not guilty of the severity of the crime with which they were charged or they do not deserve to be punished as a judge may intend. Our mission in these cases might be to bring a little sanity and realism to the situation and humanize our client. A strong, smart, and credible defense can result in a plea agreement for a reduced charge and reduced penalties.
We Will Protect You When No One Else Can or Will
Today, there is what appears to be a firmly entrenched belief in contemporary society that “criminals have too many rights” and that the United States Constitution was not meant to protect alleged “criminals.” We have reached the point where if you are associated with a convicted or accused person, the courts and police believe you should not have constitutionally-protected rights. But if the United States Constitution does not protect everyone, then it does not protect anyone.
The third reason we are passionate about providing the highest possible quality of criminal defense is that if the very best trial lawyers do not stand up for the protection of the accused, everyone’s constitutional rights are diminished.
It is for these reasons that LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is known as a premier Michigan Criminal Defense Law Firm, and we are not afraid to win! We have been awarded many of the Michigan Criminal Justice and Attorney awards and reviews over the past decade, we look forward to hearing from you.
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We know that you want someone who will represent you as they would his or her own family member. This is the type of care and dedication you will get from Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C., Michigan’s Premier Criminal Defense Law Firm. Call us today at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will promptly contact you.
“We will find a way to help you and, most importantly,
we are not afraid to win!”
– LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.