Washtenaw County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Washtenaw County Criminal Defense Attorneys with a Track Record for Successfully Handling Felony and Misdemeanor Cases in Washtenaw County Circuit Court and the Various Washtenaw County District Courts

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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Washtenaw County

The defense team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. practices in Washtenaw County courts daily. Our Washtenaw County criminal defense lawyers are nationally recognized for their passionate representation of clients in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court and the various Washtenaw County District Courts.

The consequences of a criminal conviction can be life-changing in a tragic way. Our expertise stands between our clients and the prosecution, providing the protection and defense they deserve. When other Washtenaw County criminal defense lawyers may be afraid to stand up and do whatever is necessary to get the best possible outcome, we will not let anything stand in our way.

Aggressive and Effective Representation

The Washtenaw 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 Washtenaw County, Michigan. We have decades of experience successfully defending criminal allegations. We are adept at handling all aspects of criminal matters, from pre-charge, charge, trial, appeal, probation violation, and post-conviction motions.

We know that the consequences to clients and their families due to criminal charges can be life-changing, and we will do whatever is necessary to obtain the best possible result. For this reason, our Washtenaw County criminal defense 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 personal 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 with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is unmatched.

If you trust LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. with your defense, you will have a team of defense lawyers, experienced paralegals, experts from multiple fields, and veteran private investigators. They will all collaborate on your case. We can out-work, out-think, and outmaneuver solo practice and general practice defense lawyers because we have the collective efforts of each defense team member working in unison.

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We Can Help You

If you or someone you love is charged or accused of committing a crime in Washtenaw County, please call us for a free consultation and confidential case evaluation. You do not want to settle for a substandard lawyer or someone who is all talk with no action. If you trust LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. to work with you on your case, we will not just fight for you; our criminal defense lawyers will provide you with the best possible defense in Washtenaw County. We fight to win!

The Courts in Washtenaw County Include:

  • Washtenaw County Circuit Court
    101 E. Huron St.,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    This Court handles all felony cases in Washtenaw County.
  • 14A District Court
    4133 Washtenaw,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    This Court handles all misdemeanor cases arising in Washtenaw County except those within the City of Ann Arbor and the Township of Ypsilanti
  • 14A-2 District Court
    415 W Michigan Ave.
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    This Court handles all misdemeanor cases arising in the City of Ypsilanti, including Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor Township, Augusta Township, Salem Township, Superior Township, and Village of Barton Hills
  • 14A-3 District Court
    122 S Main St.
    Chelsea, MI 48118
    This Court presides over matters arising in the Cities of Chelsea and Dexter, and Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, Northfield, Scio, Sylvan, and Webster Townships
  • 14A-4 District Court
    1000 N Maple Rd.
    Saline, MI 48176
    This Court handles all cases arising in the Cities of Saline and Milan, Bridgewater, Freedom, Lodi, Manchester, Saline, Sharon, and York Townships, and the Village of Manchester.
  • 14B District Court
    7200 S. Huron River Dr.
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    This Court handles all misdemeanor cases for the Township of Ypsilanti
  • 15th District Court
    301 E. Huron St.,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8650
    This Court handles all misdemeanor cases for the City of Ann Arbor

Washtenaw County Prosecutors and Police

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office is almost militant in its prosecution of cases regardless of whether there is substantial evidence of a person’s guilt. When potential new clients meet with us for a free consultation, we are frequently asked, “Why are they going after me like this?” The truth is that they go after all cases like they are capital offenses. Although it may seem like this is a good thing for Washtenaw County residents, the downside is tragic. Often, the prosecutor overcharges innocent people in Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw County Prosecutor is very reluctant to consider any possibility that a charge may be incorrect.

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The Best Plan for Your Defense

We believe in building relationships and establishing an excellent reputation with Washtenaw County judges, Washtenaw County prosecutors, and court staff. The mutual respect held between LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., the Courts, and the prosecutor’s office helps us achieve the best possible result for our clients. Through many years of aggressive and successful criminal defense work, we have built reputations as highly successful, tirelessly zealous, and consistently effective attorneys. Our reputation and prior success in the Washtenaw County courts have allowed us to achieve results for clients that many of the best Washtenaw County criminal attorneys would not be able to achieve.

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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The History of Washtenaw County

The six cities in Washtenaw County include Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Saline, and Ypsilanti. There are 22 townships and villages, including Augusta, Dexter, Northfield, Pittsfield, Salem, Saline, Superior, and others. It is estimated that there are approximately 500,000 residents. The County lines were established in 1822. A European settlement was the first one established in 1823. In 1824, the first cabin was built by Elisha Rumsey and John Allen in Ann Arbor by Allen Creek. As the county grew, it earned its first post office in 1825. With approximately 1,000 residents, the territory became “Washtenaw County” on January 1, 1827.

Ann Arbor is the County seat of Washtenaw County. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor. The University’s employment of around 30,000 people, including roughly 12,000 in the medical center, substantially impacts Ann Arbor’s economy. High technology is a significant component of the city’s economy, and the University’s infrastructure for research and development has attracted several businesses to the region. Ann Arbor was established in 1824 and was named after the founders’ spouses, who were both named Ann, and a stand of bur oak trees. The city’s population increased quickly between the turn of the 20th century and now.

Washtenaw County Criminal Charges

There are hundreds of types of felony cases handled in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court. Just a few examples of felony cases that the Washtenaw County Criminal Defense Attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have successfully handled include:

  • Third Offense OWI/DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving
  • OWI Causing Serious Injury or Death
  • Retail Fraud First Degree
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Felonious Assault
  • Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Third Offense
  • Felony Firearm
  • Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm
  • Homicide (murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide)
  • PWID (Possession with Intent to Deliver) a Controlled Substance (heroin, cocaine, etc.)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver or Manufacture of Marijuana or other Controlled Substance)
  • Medical Marijuana Charges
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny from a Person or Larceny from a Building
  • Armed and Unarmed Robbery
  • Bank Robbery
  • Assault with Intent to Rob While Armed and Unarmed
  • No Account Check
  • Nonsufficient Funds Check
  • Child Support Felony – Refuse or Unable to Pay
  • CCW (Carrying a Concealed Weapon)
  • Bookmaking
  • RICO
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony
  • Home Invasion First and Second Degree
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Child Abuse First, Second, and Third Degree
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Arson of Real Property
  • Arson of Personal Property
  • Attempt to Commit a Felony
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Escape from Jail or Prisons
  • Felony Violation of Probation
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender