Criminal Defense Lawyers for Livingston County, Michigan

The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has decades of experience successfully defending clients charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in Livingston County courts. If anyone can help, they can!

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Practicing Regularly in Livingston County

The defense lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. practice daily in Livingston County courts and other courts throughout Southeastern Michigan. These Livingston County criminal defense lawyers are nationally recognized for their passionate representation of clients. They have achieved dismissals, acquittals, extraordinary plea bargains, and favorable sentences in Livingston County Circuit Court and the various Livingston County District Courts.

Passionate, Tenacious, and Compassionate

The Livingston County criminal attorneys 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. We are adept at handling 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 convictions can be life-changing in a tragic way. For precisely this reason, our attorneys stop at nothing to protect our clients from being over-prosecuted, falsely prosecuted, or taken advantage of by an overzealous prosecutor or a judge. The Livingston County Defense Team will 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. You will find the level of experience, dedication, and zealousness with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is unmatched. The secret to our success is a unique “team approach.” Our lawyers collaborate and coordinate to represent every client to achieve outstanding results in every case. When you hire one of us, you get all of us on your side.

Livingston County Court System and the Prosecutor’s Office

The Livingston County Circuit Court and its judges are notoriously harsh on those individuals charged with criminal offenses. Often, lawyers say that in Livingston County, there is a presumption of guilt, and innocence must be proven. Many lawyers refuse to practice criminal defense in Livingston County because it takes extraordinary skill and tenacity to stand up to a system that is inherently against defendants. In our experience, we have achieved exceptional results for our clients in Livingston County through tenacious, aggressive, fearless, and zealous legal representation.

The Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office is known for being almost militant in prosecuting cases, regardless of whether there is substantial evidence of a person’s guilt. When potential new clients come to meet with us for a free consultation, we are frequently asked, “Why are they going after me like this?” The truth is that the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office goes after every defendant as if they were public enemy number one, often despite considerable evidence to the contrary. Although it may seem like this is a good thing for Livingston County residents initially, the downside is tragic. Often, innocent people are wrongfully charged or overcharged, and the Livingston County Prosecutor is very reluctant to consider any possibility that a defendant may be incorrect or that a particular sentence may not be justified. Good people sometimes make mistakes; sometimes, individuals need help and rehabilitation instead of blind and apathetic retribution. The Livingston County Prosecutor is notorious for its uncompromising and often fanatical persecution of defendants charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses.

If you face charges, you want attorneys willing to do whatever it takes in Livingston County who will fight for your freedom, family, and reputation!

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Respect Earned Through Tenacious, Credible Representation

Building relationships and establishing an excellent reputation with Livingston County judges, prosecutors, and court staff helps us achieve the best possible results for our clients. Through years of aggressive and successful Livingston criminal defense work, we have built reputations as highly successful, tirelessly zealous, and consistently effective defense lawyers. We are known for providing the highest caliber of legal defense and have established a reputation for practicing with integrity. We can achieve results through negotiations that are unobtainable by many other lawyers.

Courts Located in Livingston County

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

Cases handled in the Livingston County Circuit Court are felony cases. The 53rd District Courts, located in Brighton and Howell, handle felony preliminary examinations, arraignments, misdemeanors, and ordinance prosecutions. Misdemeanors are crimes less serious and can carry a maximum jail term of one year. Examples of misdemeanor offenses include OWI (drunk driving), DWLS (driving on a suspended license), domestic violence, retail fraud, assault and battery, minor weapon and drug charges, and less serious theft crimes.

The most severe category of criminal offenses, felonies, are punishable by more than one year in prison. The District Court, where the offense occurred, typically handles the initial stages of arraignment on the felony complaint and a preliminary examination. If the judge finds sufficient evidence, the case is bound over or transferred to Livingston County Circuit Court for further proceedings, including trial. The Circuit Court conducts various hearings, such as felony arraignment, pretrial, trial, plea hearings, and sentencing.

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Livingston County Defense Team

If you face a felony or misdemeanor accusation in Livingston County, call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., and we will take the time to talk with you about the case and what options are available to you. Our lawyers will provide you with a free consultation where we will answer your questions, address your concerns, and work with you to develop a winning strategy. We will leave no stone unturned when looking for ways to help you.

What you can expect from LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.:

  • Expert legal representation and advice
  • A unique team approach to defense strategy
  • Access to highly respected and influential criminal defense lawyers
  • Support from talented and seasoned paralegals
  • Assistance from experts and investigators
  • High-level client service and responsiveness
  • Aggressive defense and advocacy in court
  • Comprehensive investigation and preparation for your case
  • Customized defense strategies tailored to your specific case
  • Commitment to achieving the best possible outcome

Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete an online 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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