Criminal Defense Attorney for the Chinese Community
Chinese-Americans have been in the Detroit area since the late 1800’s. They are currently the second largest Asian-origin ethnic group in the Metro Detroit area. The vast majority of Chinese Americans are well educated and in the upper tiers of earned income. Many Chinese Americans live in the same community and have not assimilated into American culture. There are possible issues if a Chinese American gets involved with the police. There are often language barriers and cultural barriers between the Chinese American community and law enforcement. If you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you need a criminal defense attorney for the Chinese community.
There are repeated stories of police badgering and abusing a Chinese American because the person is not answering questions. Police are not taking the time to determine if the person understands English or can speak it proficiently. When a person comes in contact with a police officer over a suspected crime, it can be scary and intimidating. If you factor in a person that does not speak or understand English very well, it makes the situation even worse. The cultural differences can cause increased anguish too. An act that is routine in the Chinese culture, may be illegal in the United States and lead to criminal charges.
There is also the possibility that deportation and other immigration issues may arise if you are convicted of a criminal offense and are not an American citizen. It is important that you have the best legal representation that can help you deal with the criminal law issues.
The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. take the representation of people from other cultures very seriously. We understand that there are often huge differences in what you expect and what can be done for you. We will take the time to make sure that you understand what is happening every step of the way. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. offers a “team approach” to our clients. This means that you will have multiple attorneys working with you and on your case. Our attorneys will always respect the cultural differences and will treat you with the respect you deserve. We take great pride in our record for success. We also take great pride in our family approach to representing our clients. We give you the first-rate representation that we would give a member of our own family. You deserve it and can expect it from us. If you are being accused of a crime, please call us at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our award-winning attorneys will call you back. We will find a way to help you.
LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.