Livingston County Criminal Defense Attorney

The Premier Livingston County Criminal Defense Law Firm Has Been Protecting and Successfully Defending Clients Charged in Livingston County for Decades.

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Defense Lawyers with Vast Experience in Livingston County

The various members of the Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. practice in Livingston County courts daily. Our nationally recognized Livingston County criminal defense attorneys passionately represent clients in Livingston County Circuit Court, the Howell District Court, and the District Court in Brighton, Michigan. We use a unique team approach that achieves unparalleled success.

Passionate, Tenacious, and Compassionate

The criminal defense lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are dedicated to the passionate, tenacious, and compassionate representation of those charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Livingston County, Michigan. Each Livingston County criminal defense attorney is adept at handling all aspects of criminal matters from pre-charge, charge, trial, appeal, and post-conviction motions.

We know that the consequences to clients and their families due to criminal charges can be life-changing in a tragic way. For precisely this reason, our Livingston County criminal lawyers stop at nothing to protect our clients from being over prosecuted, falsely prosecuted, or taken advantage of by a prosecutor or a judge who does not care enough to consider our client’s situation adequately. We put forth our best possible effort in each of our cases, and our highest priority is to achieve a dismissal of all charges if possible. The level of experience, dedication, and zealousness you will find with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is unmatched.

Livingston Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Livingston County Circuit Court and its judges are notoriously tough and harsh on those charged with criminal offenses. Often lawyers say that in Livingston County, there is a presumption of guilt, and the defendant must prove their innocence. Many lawyers refuse to practice criminal defense in Livingston County and will not take cases in that jurisdiction. In our experience, we have achieved extraordinary results for our clients in Livingston County through tenacious, aggressive, fearless, and zealous legal representation.

Don’t be sold out by the lowest bidder or a disreputable attorney. Lawyers who claim that they are a “local” or “connected” lawyer and who claim to be able to get special favors because they have “connections” with Livingston County judges or prosecutors are unethical and untruthful. If a lawyer claims that they can promise or guarantee a particular outcome or special treatment due to a special relationship, you know you are dealing with someone willing to manipulate you to get your business unethically. The fact is that respected lawyers consistently get the best outcomes because they are known for fighting for their clients. They have a reputation for integrity, and they will do whatever is necessary to protect and defend their clients. Prosecutors know which lawyers are fighters and which ones manipulate clients to accept inferior plea bargains. Respected and influential trial lawyers are the ones who get the best deals because they are credible threats.

The Prosecutor is Tough! We will Not Be Intimidated or Stopped No Matter What the Challenge.

Similar to the reputation of Livingston County’s courts, the Prosecutor’s Office is known for being almost militant in its prosecution of cases regardless of whether there is substantial evidence of a person’s guilt. Potential new clients frequently ask us, “why are they going after me like this?” The fact is that the Livingston County Prosecutor goes after all cases like they are capital offenses. Although this may seem good for Livingston County residents, the downside is tragic because this wildly aggressive prosecution results in wrongful convictions. These prosecutors frequently overcharge defendants and are reluctant to consider any possibility that a charge may be incorrect.

We believe in building relationships based on trust and hard work. We have established an excellent reputation with Livingston County judges, prosecutors, and court staff. Our stellar reputation helps us achieve the best possible results for our clients. We have become known for our tenacious and effective representation through many years of aggressive and successful Livingston criminal defense work.

Livingston County Courts

The Livingston County Circuit Court (44th Circuit Court) and the Howell District Court (53rd District Court) are located at 204 S. Highlander Way, Suite 5, Howell, MI 48843. The 53rd District Court also has a division in Brighton, and the Brighton District Court is located at 224 N. First Street in the City of Brighton.

Cases handled in the Livingston County Circuit Court are felony cases. The Brighton and Howell District Courts handle felony preliminary examinations, misdemeanors, and ordinance violations. Misdemeanors are crimes of a less severe nature that usually carry a maximum jail term of one year. Most traffic crimes are misdemeanors. For example, drunk driving (OWI/Operating While Intoxicated), driving on a suspended license, and leaving the scene of a personal injury or property damage accident are traffic crimes, not civil infractions or traffic offenses.

The most serious criminal offenses are felonies, punishable by more than one year in prison. The District Court, where the offense occurred, typically handles the initial stages of arraignment on the complaint and preliminary examination. If the 53rd Judicial District Court (Howell or Brighton) finds sufficient evidence, the case is bound over or transferred to Livingston County Circuit Court. The Circuit Court then typically handles the case after “bind over,” including the arraignment on the information, pretrial, trial, plea/trial, and sentencing.

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Who is the best Livingston County Criminal Defense Attorney?

When prospective clients meet with me on a Livingston County charge, they frequently ask, “who is the best Livingston County lawyer,” or “who is the most experienced Livingston County lawyer?” It is fair to say that this is an impossible question because the opinion of who is the “greatest” or “best” is subjective. Many Livingston County lawyers may feel they are the best or claim they are the most experienced, but their track record and reputation do not support that opinion.

The Livingston County lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are well known for our successful representation of clients with felony and misdemeanor charges in Livingston County. We will do everything possible to get charges dismissed, or if that is not possible, get the best possible outcome. We can frequently help a client in Livingston County avoid jail or prison even when other lawyers believe incarceration is unavoidable. If you are looking for the best Livingston County criminal lawyer for you, please call us for a free consultation. We will take the time to talk with you, answer all of your questions, address each of your concerns, and we will work with you to find a winning strategy for your case. Our legal fees are fair and reasonable, yet reflect our extensive experience and track record of success.

Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.

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

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Criminal Cases in the Livingston County Circuit Court:

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