When someone is charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Oakland County, they want a criminal defense lawyer who is not just familiar with the law but also known and respected in the circuit and district courts in Oakland County, Michigan. Each lawyer with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has decades of experience tenaciously and fearlessly defending clients with felony and misdemeanor charges. We know the prosecutors and judges very well and we are highly respected as being among the most effective criminal defense lawyers in Southeastern Michigan. Similarly, we also make it our practice to know the local police and have knowledge of public safety information in our area.
Farmington Hills, Pontiac, Auburn Hills… We Aggressively Defend Our Clients
Though the upscale suburb of Farmington Hills ranks as one of the safest cities in Michigan and the United States, it still sees its share of legal trouble. Burglary, theft, robbery, assault, and other crimes are routinely reported in the second largest city in Oakland County, according to AreaVibes.com1. With a population of over 80,000, wrongdoing is bound to happen. Still, Farmington Hills, second in Oakland County only to Troy in population, is significantly safer than its “big brother” city.
Large populations don’t necessarily equal high crime rates, however. AreaVibes also reveals that Pontiac, the Oakland County seat, has an overall crime rate that is 47 percent higher than the nation’s average. That percentage alone is alarming enough, but it’s a stark contrast to the safety in Farmington Hills when you consider that Pontiac’s population is just over 60,000. Additionally, if you compare Pontiac to Rochester Hills with its population of over 71,000, you will see another, similar distinction. The city is larger, by over 11,000 people, yet the crime rate in that big Michigan city is lower than the national average by 58 percent.
Looking at other Oakland County cities, it would be easy to draw a conclusion that the smaller communities are less safe. For example, Auburn Hills with its small population of around 21,400, is less safe than 66 percent of U.S. cities, based on AreaVibes data. Then there is West Bloomfield with its larger populace of almost 66,000, and NeighborhoodScout says that it is safer than 78 percent of cities in the nation. Yet, Royal Oak, with a population of about 58,000, is one of the smaller areas, even smaller than Pontiac, but AreaVibes says that it is safer than 72 percent of other cities in the country.
The Best Criminal Defense Team in Oakland County
The bottom line is that, no matter where you go in Oakland County, crime is a possibility, and so is the chance of being accused of a crime. Most people are not fully aware of their rights, and that’s why it’s vital to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in Oakland County, Michigan. The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have the knowledge and skill earned through decades of criminal defense practice to back up their reputation as the most formidable and effective criminal lawyers in Oakland County.