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Felony Attorney Macomb County

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Felony Attorney Macomb County

If you are charged with a serious crime, you need a top felony attorney.  Macomb County has some of the toughest prosecutors and judges in Michigan and although there are many lawyers, few are up to the task of doing whatever is necessary to fight for you and protect your rights.


The Macomb County Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has been successfully defending serious criminal charges in Macomb County for decades. We are focused and fearless when it comes to protecting our client’s rights and we stop at nothing to make sure that we obtain the best possible results.

What distinguishes LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. from other criminal defense lawyers in Macomb County? This is what we bring to the table:

  • Unique Team Approach
  • Collaboration of Multiple Lawyers and Experienced Support Staff
  • Decades of Experience in the Macomb County Circuit Court and all District Courts
  • Excellent Reputation in Macomb County
  • Vast Resources for Investigating Cases
  • Trial Lawyers with a Track Record of Success
  • Representation by only Senior, Veteran Defense Attorneys
  • Fearless, Aggressive and Dedicated Representation

A wrongful conviction for a felony can cause loss of employment, inability to advance in a career, loss of custody, inability to obtain loans, mortgages and public benefits, damage to a reputation, loss of liberty (jail or prison) and more.

Plea Bargain or Trial – Felony Attorney Macomb County

Criminal Attorney MichiganWhether you are looking to get the best plea bargain possible or if you are looking for a lawyer to take your case to trial and win, the experienced Macomb County attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. give you your best chance. Because we are known as successful and effective trial lawyers, we frequently have the ability to reach resolutions with prosecutors and judges that many other lawyers cannot attain. On the other hand, if a case goes to trial, we have the litigation experience to give the client their best chance of an acquittal or reduction in the charges. Ultimately, achieving a dismissal of all charges is our top priority when possible.

Attorney Fees for a Felony Attorney. Macomb County Lawyers that Charge Fair Fees.

Do not trust your fate to the lowest bidder! Attorneys are supposed to charges fees that are commensurate with their training, experience, effectiveness and reputation. If the outcome of your case is important to you, you are going to want the best lawyer you can afford. Although it is important to consider the cost of a good lawyer, it is equally important to consider the cost of NOT having a good lawyer.

Macomb County Criminal Defense

We know your life, family, employment and reputation are incredibly valuable and if you trust us to handle your representation, we will ensure you receive the highest possible level of protection and defense. Call us today for a free consultation at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will promptly contact you.

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Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Attorney

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Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Attorney for the 48th District Court

Elite criminal defense law firm that dedicated to the passionate, tireless and tenacious representation of those accused of committing felony and misdemeanor offenses in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. appear regularly in the 48th Judicial District Court which is located on 4280 Telegraph Road, just north of Long Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  If you are looking for the best Bloomfield Hills criminal lawyer for you, you need to take a look at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.  We offer free consultations to any one charged with a felony or misdemeanor in the 48th District Court.  When there is no room for errors or false promises, we can help you.

There are many criminal defense lawyers in Bloomfield Hills.  There are very few criminal defense law firms that are designed, built, organized and operate for the sole purpose of defending misdemeanor and felony charges like those prosecuted in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Each and every Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Attorney with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has decades of experience successfully protecting and defending clients in the 48th District Court.

Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Firm

top-criminal-defense-lawyersMany law firms have combinations of criminal defense lawyers and civil attorneys but they designed for the sole purpose of maximizing their profits.  General practice firms and attorneys are less concerned about taking care of their criminal defense clients, are not specialized and do not have the expertise to consistently achieve the best possible outcome.  LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is a quintessential Bloomfield Hills criminal defense law firm.  We do nothing besides criminal defense and criminal defense related cases.  Each Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Attorney with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is dedicated, passionate and zealous when fighting for his or her clients.  On felony and misdemeanor cases, we will leave no stone unturned when developing a winning strategy to get charges dismissed, achieve an acquittal at trial, obtain the best possible plea bargain, or the lowest possible sentence. Though preparation, creativity and credible allocution, we have convinced the judges in this court order probation sentences even when other lawyers believed that jail was inevitable.

Why you should hire LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.

  • Decades of Experience
  • Unique and Highly Effective Team Approach
  • Track Record of Avoiding Jail and Convictions
  • Nationally Honored and Recognized
  • SuperLawyer – Thomson Reuters
  • 10.0 Superb – Avvo
  • AV Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lead Counsel Rated – LawInfo
  • Client Distinction Award – LexisNexis
  • Top Attorneys in Michigan – As published in the New York Times and Crane’s Detroit Business
  • Respected by Judges and Prosecutors
  • Prompt Return of Phone Calls
  • Thorough Investigation of Facts and Defenses
  • Tireless, Persistent and Tenacious Representation

Bloomfield Hills District Court Judges

Judges Diane D’Agostini, Marc Barron and Kimberly Small have reputations for being tough on any alcohol related offenses including DUI-OWI (drunk driving), assault, possession of marijuana, weapons charges, driving on a suspended license (DWLS) and minor in possession of alcohol (MIP).  Domestic violence cases also get special attention in this court and require particularly aggressive and effective representation.  Although the judges in this court are tough, we will not back down from any judge or prosecutor and we will fight to get our clients the best possible outcome in their case.  Technical probation violations are often overlooked in other courts, but the Judges in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan will order a violation of probation hearing every time.

48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Bloomfield Hills District CourtThe 48th District Court handles cases from seven communities including, the Charter Township of Bloomfield, Charter Township of West Bloomfield, City of Birmingham, City of Bloomfield Hills, City of Keego Harbor, City of Orchard Lake Village and the City of Sylvan Lake.

The Bloomfield Hills District Court handles misdemeanors, high court misdemeanors, violations of probation and felony preliminary examinations.

All felonies prosecuted in the 48th District Court start at the district court level with a hearing called a preliminary examination. When we are retained on a felony or misdemeanor case in Bloomfield Hills, our highest priority is trying to find a way to get the felony charge dismissed.

Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Attorney Who Can Help You

We offer free consultations for anyone charged with a felony, a misdemeanor, a traffic violation or a violation of probation in the 48th Judicial District Court. Please fill out a Request for Assistance Form or call (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation. We will do everything possible to find a way to help you.  Don’t be sold out by the lowest bidder, hire a Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Attorney who will do whatever is necessary to get you the best possible outcome.

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney

“Most importantly…we are not afraid to win!”



We can help you with any of the following charges and more:

  • DUI
  • Operating While Intoxicated
  • OUID
  • Third Offense – OWI
  • OWI Causing Serious Injury or Death
  • Retail Fraud First, Second or Third Degree
  • Assault and Battery
  • Violation of Probation
  • Shoplifting
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • MIP (Minor in Possession of Alcohol)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Felonious Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Felony Firearm
  • Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm
  • Homicide (murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide)
  • PWID (Possession with Intent to Deliver) a Controlled Substance (heroin, cocaine, etc…)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver or Manufacture of Marijuana or other Controlled Substance)
  • Medical Marijuana Charges
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny from a Person or Larceny from a Building
  • Armed and Unarmed Robbery
  • Bank Robbery
  • Assault with Intent to Rob While Armed and Unarmed
  • No Account Check
  • Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
  • Open Intox
  • Nonsufficient Funds Check
  • CCW (Carrying a Concealed Weapon)
  • Bookmaking
  • RICO
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony
  • Home Invasion First and Second Degree
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Child Abuse First, Second and Third Degree
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Arson of Real Property
  • Arson of Personal Property
  • Attempt to Commit a Felony
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Escape from Jail or Prison
  • Felony Violation of Probation
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer (Obstruction)
  • False Pretenses
  • False Report of a Felony
  • Child Support Felony – Refuse or Unable to Pay
  • Weapons Charges
  • CCW – Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Impersonating a Police Officer
  • Larceny by Conversion
  • Larceny by False Pretenses
  • Racketeering
  • Receiving and Concealing a Stolen Vehicle
  • Aggravated Stalking
  • Using a Computer to Commit a Crime


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Weapons Charges Lawyer Troy and Oakland County

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Troy Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys

At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., we understand that money is valuable and anything you spend on legal fees is less that you can save and use for your family. By the same token, we also understand that having expert criminal defense representation and doing what is necessary to help you get the best possible result is a valuable investment.

If you are in need of assistance from a highly experienced, aggressive and effective Michigan Criminal Attorney, please call us for a free consultation and confidential case evaluation. We will find a way to help you and most importantly…we are not afraid to win!

Top Rated Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney

Weapons Offenses in Michigan

Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Carrying a concealed weapon without a license, or carrying a weapon in a car, is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and substantial fines. This offense, although often innocuous, is treated seriously by courts and prosecutors.  It is not uncommon for defendants, without retained counsel, to end up stuck in jail awaiting court because of an unnecessarily high bond.  In many cases, defendant’s charged with CCW are innocent and a good lawyer can get the charges dismissed.

Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Illegal possession of a firearm can refer to several instances and is probably not a charge but a generic phrase covering one or more other offenses. Carrying a concealed gun without a concealed carry permit or concealed pistol license (CPL) is one example (this would probably be charged as a Carrying a Concealed Weapon). Others could be Felon in Possession of a Firearm (having a gun if you have a felony on your criminal record) or Felony Firearms (carrying a gun at the time that you commit a separate, unrelated, felony crime).

Felon in Possession of a Firearm

In Michigan, a convicted felon is forbidden from carrying a gun unless they have undergone a very strict process to have their gun rights restored. A felon found in possession of a gun is subject to felony charges. For some offenses, a felon’s right to possess firearms may be automatically restored and other convictions require a court order for restoration of gun rights.

Possession of Firearms on Certain Premises

It is against Michigan law to carry a gun into certain buildings.  These laws apply to long guns and pistols.  These prohibited buildings including banks, churches, daycare facilities, courts, hospitals, theatres, and establishments licensed under liquor control. This prohibition extends even to those that have a lawful concealed weapons permit (CPL). A violation of possessing a weapon in a prohibited business can result in misdemeanor charges and jail time of up to 90 days.

Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Unlawful Intent

If someone is found to possess a weapon, including a gun, that they intended to use it unlawfully or in the commission of a crime (even a misdemeanor), they could be charged with this felony. It is a very serious crime punishable by up to five years in prison.

Illegal Discharge of a Weapon

Even registered, legal gun owners can be charged for what is deemed “reckless” or “unsafe” firing of that weapon. Firing a gun to celebrate a holiday, inside a building, in a crowded area, or even just outside in a residential neighborhood can all result in a charge for illegal discharge of a weapon.  If death or serious bodily injury occur as the result of an illegal or reckless discharge of a firearm, the maximum possible prison sentence is greater.

Illegal Weapons

Not all weapons are guns. Some knives, pepper spray, brass knuckles, and Tasers are examples of weapons that are not firearms. Not all weapons are legal in Michigan, and anyone found carrying a prohibited weapon is subject to serious felony charges.  If the weapon is concealed or in a car, there may be multiple felonies that are charged.

Felony Firearm

Felony firearm refers to the crime of carrying a firearm while another felony is being committed (or attempted). Felony firearm is a separate felony charge from the felony that was being committed at the time the weapon was possessed. A Felony Firearm conviction carries a 2 (two) year mandatory prison sentence that follows any other convictions.  This means that sentence for Felony Firearm does not start until any other prison sentences are concluded. Another word for this is consecutive sentencing.

Larceny of a Firearm

An accusation of stealing a firearm is a felony charge that may result in a sentence of up to 5 years in prison.

Brandishing a Firearm

It is illegal under certain circumstances to display a firearm, even if not pointed at someone.  This offense is referred to as Brandishing a Firearm and may result in a sentence of up to 90 days in jail.

A Criminal Conviction Can Be Life Changing

In addition to jail and employment problems, a criminal conviction can result in loss of your driver license, changes in child custody, civil lawsuits, damage to your reputation, and more. We know that you want someone who will represent you like they would their own family member. This is the type of care and dedication you will get from LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.  We have an unparalled track-record for winning in Troy and in Oakland County, Michigan.

Do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney at (248) 263-6800 or you can fill in the Contact Request Form and we will promptly contact you.

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“We will find a way to
help you and, most importantly,
we are not afraid to win!


Probation Violation Attorney Oakland County

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Oakland County Violation of Probation Attorney

If you are on probation to judge in Oakland County, you know that a potential violation of probation can be very serious.  Where judges in other counties may be known for overlooking violations and giving second chances, Oakland county judges are known for tough and overly harsh punishments.  Although the judges and prosecutors can be tough and often heartless, the highly experienced defense team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has an unparalleled track record of successful defense and helping clients avoid jail or prison time.

Oakland County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Common allegations of probation violation include:

  • Absconding
  • Failed drug or alcohol test
  • Failure to pay fines, costs or restitution
  • Missed probation meeting
  • Failure to complete community service or work program
  • New criminal charge

Possible Consequences of Probation Violation in Oakland County

Domestic_Violence_Defenes_AttorneyThe judge has broad discretion when it comes to imposing a sentence for violation of probation.  Technically, he or she can sentence the violator to jail or prison up to the maximum possible sentence for the original charge.  For example, a Retail Fraud First Offense probation violation can result in a sentence up to 93 days and a felony violation of probation for a Delivery of Marijuana case can result in a prison sentence of up to 4 years.  The judge can also add additional probation of up to two years on a misdemeanor and up to five years on a felony.  The terms and conditions that can be added are numerous.

Just because the judge can order jail or prison time for a violation of probation DOES NOT mean that he has to impose incarceration.  Over decades of successfully representing clients in violations of probation in Oakland County, the defense attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have helped countless clients avoid seemingly certain sentences to jail or prison.

Defending False Allegations of Probation Violation

Free Consultation (248) 263-6800

False or exaggerated claims of probation violation are frequently made by probation officers, prosecutors and victims.  In some cases, false positives on drug or alcohol tests can result in a probation violation.  In other cases, honest scheduling errors or other technical issues can result in a violation even though the “violation” was not intentional or willful.  Where many lesser defense lawyers will manipulate a client into pleading guilty rather than fighting for them, the defense attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. will stand up and fight for you when no one else can or will.  In a surprising number of cases, we are able to achieve outright dismissals of the violation when other lawyers would have had their clients plead guilty.  If you have been falsely accused of a probation violation, you need us to defend you and prove your innocence.

How We can Help you with Your Probation Violation

The first step in helping you with a probation violation is keeping you out of jail and on bond while we come up with a plan to fight the violation.  In those cases where there is no defense to the violation, we need to implement a plan to lessen the potential sentence that the judge may end up imposing in the case.  After we get you out on bond, our team will work together to formulate a plan to get you the best possible result.  We will take the time to listen to you, to consult with you and offer you compassionate but effective advice and counsel.  No matter whether you want to contest your violation or enter a plea and get a reduced sentence, we will be by your side fighting to protect you the whole way.

Defending Probation Violations

Top Attorney in MichiganThe criminal defense lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have been defending allegations of probation violation in Oakland County for decades.  We have the experience, expertise and know how to get a false allegation dismissed or get a reduced sentence for a legitimate violation.  You cannot afford to take chance with a bargain lawyer or general practice attorney when you are facing the possibility of losing your freedom, your job or your family.  Call us at (248) 263-6800 for a Free Consultation and we will tell you exactly what needs to be done to get you out of any potential violation of probation sentence you are facing.  Complete a Request for Assistance Form and a seriously experienced VOP attorney will contact you immediately.

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Shoplifting Lawyer in Oakland County

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Do You Need A Michigan Shoplifting Lawyer in Oakland County?

retail_fraud_defense_attorneyAt Lewis & Dickstein, we understand that money is valuable and anything you spend on legal fees is less that you can save and use for your family. By the same token, we also understand that having expert criminal defense representation and doing what is necessary to help you get the best possible result is a valuable investment.

If you are in need of assistance from a highly experienced, aggressive and effective Michigan Criminal Attorney, please call us for a free consultation and confidential case evaluation.

We will find a way to help you and most importantly…we are not afraid to win!

A Criminal Conviction Can Be Life Changing:

If you are charged with shoplifting in the state of Michigan, in addition to jail and employment problems, a criminal conviction can result in jail, years of probation with onerous terms and conditions, court mandated therapy and classes, changes in child custody, civil lawsuits, damage to your reputation, and many other regrettable consequences. We know that you want someone who will represent you like they would their own family member. This is the type of care and dedication you will get from LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, PLLC.  Each Shoplifting Lawyer in Oakland County that is a member of our Defense Team will take the time to learn about you and your case, will prepare your defense, and will negotiate with the prosecution to achieve an extraordinary resolution.  You will be treated with dignity and respect every step of the way.

Why is having a defense lawyer in Oakland County so important? Because Oakland County is notorious for being one of the toughest couties in the Untied States. The Oakland County Prosecutor and the Oakland County Judges are tough in these cases.  We are tougher!

Whether you are looking to avoid a conviction, avoid jail or achieve an acquittal at trial, we have the defense attorneys who are not afraid to fight for you and who are experienced and skilled enough to get you the best possible outcome.

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Do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation with an experienced Shoplifting Lawyer in Oakland County at (248) 263-6800 or you can fill in a Request for Assistance Form and we will promptly contact you.

Retail Fraud Attorney Oakland County

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Retail Fraud Attorney Oakland County

Compassionate, Dedicated and Highly Effective Retail Fraud Defense Attorney in Oakland County, Michigan

If you are researching retail fraud in Oakland County or attorneys to help you with a felony or misdemeanor charge in the Oakland County Circuit Court or any of the local district courts, you are probably getting a quick education on how tough prosecutors and judges are in that jurisdiction. In fact, many out of county lawyers will not even agree to take a case in Oakland County because the cases can be so hard for them to be successful in this tightly-knit community.

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Because of these challenges, the retail fraud defense team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have spent decades developing the most highly effective strategies for achieving positive resolutions to these cases for our clients.  When an individual is facing the possibility of jail, extensive probation, fines and other penalties, we will do whatever is necessary to get the case resolved with the least possible consequence.  In many cases, even when it seems impossible, we are able to obtain outright dismissals of all charges.

Oakland County Shoplifting Charges

Retail fraud, also known as shoplifting, can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the value of the item(s) in question and any criminal history of the defendant.  The three potential charges are:

  • First Degree Retail Fraud – Felony – up to 5 years prison
  • Second Degree Retail Fraud – Misdemeanor – up to 1 year in jail
  • Third Degree Retail Fraud – Misdemeanor – up to 93 days in jail

This offense is not always based upon an allegation that a suspect took an item from a store without paying.  The statute covers a wide variety of conduct that an unsuspecting individual may inadvertently or carelessly commit.  Other actions which may result in a retail fraud charge in Oakland County may include price switching, concealing of merchandise or an illegitimate return.

Defendant’s in Oakland County Retail Fraud Cases

Retail_Fraud_AttorneyLEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has represented hundreds of clients on retail fraud charges in Oakland County over the past several decades.  There is no such thing as a “typical” retail fraud defendant. Our clients have ranged from doctors, lawyers and business professionals to nurses, engineers and students.  The incomes of individuals charged ranges from the wealthy to the working class and from the highly educated to those individuals without a degree.  Finally, most of those individuals who hire us have no prior record and are dealing with an issue in the criminal justice system for the first time.

In some cases the client is falsely accused and the defense strategy involves working towards an acquittal or a full dismissal of charges.  In most other cases, a closer examination of the client and the reason for the offense becomes important. We find that extreme stress, family trouble, difficulties or extreme responsibility at work or school, postpartum depression, or other stressful circumstance are usually more to blame for some act of impulsiveness rather than dishonesty or greed.

What will happen with a retail fraud in Oakland County?

Most importantly, you should know that you DO NOT have to go to jail or lose your income, professional license or your family.  We can help you.  Even when it seems like the odds are stacked against you and the road looks all uphill, we will have your back and fight for you when no one else can or will.  We are virtually always successful in keeping clients out of jail.  In an incredible number of cases, we can even keep a conviction from being entered on your record.  Judges have a track record of loading up probationers with daunting, time-consuming and expensive terms and conditions of probation.  We will take the time to prepare your case in such a way as to minimize or eliminate any obligations that may be imposed so that you can live your life with little interference.

Why hire Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. for Retail Fraud Defense in Oakland County?

The attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. specialize in criminal defense and have done so for many decades.  Whether your case is pending in the Oakland County Circuit Court or any of the local district courts, we are ready, willing and able to provide you the highest possible level of legal representation.  We will treat you with dignity and compassion.  We will always return your calls and emails and take the time to inform you of the progress of your case and answer all of your questions.  Most importantly…we are not afraid to win!

Oakland County Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Decades of Experience
  • Track Record of Avoiding Jail and Convictions
  • Nationally Honored and Recognized –
    • SuperLawyer – Thomson Reuters
    • 10.0 Superb – Avvo
    • AV Preeminent – Martindale-Hubbell
    • Lead Counsel Rated – LawInfo
    • Client Distinction Award – LexisNexis
    • Top Attorneys in Michigan – As published in the New York Times and Crane’s Detroit Business
  • Respected by Judges and Prosecutors
  • Passionate, Tenacious and Compassionate Representation

Call us today for a free consultation at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and a seriously experienced criminal defense lawyer from Oakland County will promptly contact you directly.

  • 6th Circuit Court – Oakland County
    1200 N. Telegraph Road
    Pontiac, MI 48341
    (248) 858-0345
  • 43rd District Court-Hazel Park – Oakland (D43~1)
    43 E. Nine Mile Rd.
    Hazel Park, MI 48030
    (248) 547-3034
  • 43rd District Court-Ferndale – Oakland (D43~2)
    305 E. Nine Mile Rd.
    Ferndale, MI 48220
    (248) 547-8700
  • 43rd District Court-Madison Heights – Oakland (D43~3)
    200 W. Thirteen Mile Rd.
    Madison Heights, MI 48071
    (248) 583-1800
  • 44th District Court – Royal Oak – Oakland (D44)
    400 E. 11 Mile Road
    Royal Oak, MI 48068
    (248) 246-3600
  • 44th District Court – Berkley – Oakland (D44)
    3338 Coolidge
    Berkley, MI 48072
    (248) 658-3400
  • 45th District Court – Oakland (D45)
    13600 Oak Park Blvd.
    Oak Park, MI 48237
    (248) 691-7433
  • 46th District Court – Oakland (D46)
    26000 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    (248) 796-5800
  • 47th District Court – Oakland (D47)
    31605 W. Eleven Mile Road
    Farmington Hills, MI 48336
    (248) 871-2900
  • 48th District Court – Oakland (D48)
    4280 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    (248) 647-1141
  • 50th District Court – Oakland (D50)
    70 N. Saginaw
    Pontiac, MI 48342
    (248) 758-3800
  • 51st District Court – Oakland (D51)
    5100 Civic Center Drive
    Waterford, MI 48329
    (248) 674-4655
  • 52nd District Court – Novi – Oakland (D52-1)
    48150 Grand River Ave.
    Novi, MI 48374
    (248) 305-6080
  • 52nd District Court – Clarkston – Oakland (D52-2)
    5850 Lorac
    Clarkston, MI 48346
    (248) 625-4888
  • 52nd District Court – Rochester Hills – Oakland (D52-3)
    700 Barclay Circle
    Rochester Hills, MI 48307
    (248) 853-5553
  • 52nd District Court – Troy – Oakland (D52-4)
    520 W. Big Beaver Road
    Troy, MI 48084
    (248) 528-0400