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

Washtenaw-County-Criminal-Defense-AttorneyThe defense team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. practices in Washtenaw County courts on a daily basis. These 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. If you are looking for the best representation possible, please call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., for a free consultation, and we will do everything possible to find a way to help you.

The consequences of a criminal conviction can be life-changing in a tragic way.  Our expertise is standing between our clients and the prosecution and providing the protection and defense they deserve.  When other 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 Represenation

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 and 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 in a tragic way. It is for precisely this reason that our Washtenaw County criminal lawyers stop at nothing in order to protect our clients from being over-prosecuted, falsely prosecuted, or from being 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 you will find with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is unmatched.

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys

We Can Help You

If you or someone you love is charged or accused of committing a crime in Washtenaw County, please call (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or, you can fill out a Request for Assistance Form, and we will promptly contact you.  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; we will fight to win!

Washtenaw County Courts

The Washtenaw County Circuit Court and its judges are notoriously tough and harsh on those individuals charged with criminal offenses. Often lawyers say that in Washtenaw County, there is a presumption of guilt, and innocence must be proven. In fact, many lawyers just refuse to practice criminal defense in Washtenaw County and will not take cases in that jurisdiction. In our experience, we have been able to achieve extraordinary results for our clients in Washtenaw County through tenacious, aggressive, fearless, and zealous legal representation.

“We are not afraid to win!”

– Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.

Washtenaw County Circuit Court Felony Defense Attorney

Washtenaw County Circuit Court



The Courts in Washtenaw County Include:

  • Washtenaw County Circuit Court
    • 101 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    • Felony criminal charges
    • Misdemeanor criminal charges where the maximum penalty is over 1 year in jail
  • 14A District Court
    • 4133 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    • All cases arising in Washtenaw County except those within the City of Ann Arbor and the Township of Ypsilanti
    • Handles misdemeanor cases and traffic infractions
  • 14B District Court – Township of Ypsilanti
    • 7200 S. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    • Handles misdemeanor cases and traffic infractions
  • 15th District Court – City of Ann Arbor
    • 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8650
    • Handles misdemeanor cases and traffic infractions

Washtenaw County Prosecutors and Police

Felony_Defense_Washtenaw_CountyThe Washtenaw County 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. We are frequently asked when potential new clients come to meet with us for the first time, “Why are they going after me like this?” The truth is that it’s not any one particular case; they go after all cases like they are capital offenses. Although at first, it may seem like this is a good thing for Washtenaw County residents, the downside is tragic. Often times, innocent people are wrongfully charged or people are overcharged and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor is very reluctant to consider any possibility that a charge may be incorrect. It is for precisely this reason that anyone charge in Washtenaw County should call Washtenaw County criminal firm, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., for a free consultation at (248) 263-6800 or fill out a Request for Assistance Form and an experienced Washtenaw County defense lawyer will promptly contact you.

The Best Plan for Your Defense

Penalty_Retail_Fraud_MichiganWe believe that building relationships and establishing an excellent reputation with Washtenaw County judges, Washtenaw County prosecutors, and court staff helps us achieve the best possible results for our clients. Through many years of aggressive and successful criminal defense work, we have built reputations as being highly successful, tirelessly zealous, and effective. 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 have been able to achieve.

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney

Washtenaw County Criminal Charges

There are hundreds of types of felony cases that are handled in the Washtenaw County Circuit court. Just a few examples of felony cases that have been successfully handled by the Washtenaw County Criminal Defense Attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. 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 Prison
  • Felony Violation of Probation
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender