Michigan Misdemeanor Attorney

Lawyers Dedicated to the Passionate, Zealous, and Tireless Fight to Defend Clients Charged with Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses.

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Do You Need a Misdemeanor Defense Attorney in Michigan?

You will face hard-hitting prosecutors and strict judges if you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor in Southeastern Michigan or the tri-county area. If you’re under investigation by the police but not yet charged, it is crucial to retain a Michigan misdemeanor attorney with experience preventing criminal charges before they are issued. It is possible to avoid criminal charges or get the police to permit you to self-surrender instead of arresting you on a warrant. Judges and prosecutors do not go easy on misdemeanors and take these charges seriously. Even for a misdemeanor charge, you could face the possibility of hefty fines, jail time, probation, and a criminal record. A conviction and criminal record may pose a barrier to employment, education, custody, gun rights, and government benefits. You need a strong, caring advocate on your side to fight for your rights and your future.

At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., we understand that money is valuable, and anything you spend on legal fees is less you can save and use for your family. We also understand that having expert legal representation and doing what is necessary to help you get the most zealous, fearless defense is an invaluable investment! If you trust us with the responsibility to protect you and your family, we will do everything possible to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Many lawyers charge fees that reflect a “quantity over quality” business strategy; our focus is on providing the highest possible level of service and results. A Michigan misdemeanor attorney on our team can provide you with a free consultation, answer your questions, and address your concerns.

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Michigan Misdemeanor Offenses With Possible Jail Time

Misdemeanor offenses carry a maximum jail sentence of up to 1 year. Most misdemeanors are punishable by 90 days, 93 days, or 1 year. Very few misdemeanors require jail time. An experienced, successful Michigan misdemeanor attorney is your best defense against a harsh sentence. Michigan misdemeanors include:

  • retail fraud (shoplifting),
  • operating while intoxicated (OWI),
  • minor drug possession and use,
  • reckless discharge of a firearm,
  • possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
  • civil infraction causing death or serious injury,
  • minor larceny offenses,
  • minor embezzlement charges,
  • disorderly conduct,
  • solicitation of a prostitute,
  • trespassing,
  • malicious destruction of property under $1,000,
  • most driving misdemeanors (like reckless driving, DWLS, leaving the scene of a property damage accident),
  • domestic violence,
  • assault and battery,
  • aggravated assault, and many more.

We Can Help You

We know that you want a Michigan misdemeanor attorney who will represent you as they would their family members. We take our cases personally and serve our clients with the care and dedication you want and deserve. We will fearlessly, faithfully, and vigorously fight to protect your rights and defend your freedom.

The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., has decades of experience successfully defending thousands of clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in Michigan. Many lawyers fail to treat misdemeanors with serious attention and concern. A lawyer representing you must dedicate the same time, attention, and focus on your defense as they would on a felony matter. Any criminal conviction can be life-altering in a negative way, and no stone should be left unturned in the fight to prevent a conviction and jail time.

If you call us for a free consultation, we will take the time to talk with you, answer your questions, and work with you to develop a winning strategy.

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A Strong Offense is the Best Defense

At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., our team works as hard as possible to ensure our client’s rights from the start of a case through its conclusion. Being charged with a crime does not mean that you are guilty — or that the state can prove the charges they are bringing against you. We use a team of highly trained, experienced defense lawyers, and we begin immediately to work on your behalf. Our highest goal is achieving a dismissal of all charges if possible.

Many people ask us why they need to hire trial lawyers even if they do not intend to take their case to trial. The reason is simple. We are a credible threat to the prosecution. When prosecutors face “plea lawyers” or “local lawyers,” they know the case will result in a plea, and there is little incentive to reach an extraordinary plea bargain. When a defendant appears with a known, successful Michigan misdemeanor trial attorney, the prosecutor is far more likely to agree to a highly favorable resolution, maybe even a dismissal of all charges.

If you want a free consultation with a passionate, capable misdemeanor crimes defense lawyer, please call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. We handle cases in Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, and throughout Michigan.

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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