Wayne County Criminal Defense Attorney

Successfully defending felony and misdemeanor charges in Wayne County for decades. We can help when no one else can or will.

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Lawyers With Experience in Wayne County

The attorneys with the LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. Defense Team practice in Wayne County courts daily. These Wayne County criminal defense lawyers are recognized nationally for their passionate representation of clients in Circuit Court and various district courts. If you are looking for the best criminal lawyer for you, 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 Wayne 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 Wayne County, Michigan. We have decades of experience successfully defending criminal allegations in Detroit and the various Wayne County suburbs. We are 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 Wayne County criminal lawyers stop at nothing to protect our clients from being over-prosecuted, falsely prosecuted, or being 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. You will find the level of experience, dedication, and zealousness with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., is unmatched.

Wayne County Criminal Justice System

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

Like the Wayne County courts’ reputation, the Wayne 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. Prospective clients call for a consultation and frequently ask, “Why are they going after me like this?” The truth is that it’s not any particular case; they go after all cases like they are capital offenses. Although it may seem like this is a good thing for local residents, the downside is tragic. The Wayne County Prosecutor occasionally charges innocent people more severely than the circumstances or facts justify. The prosecutor is very reluctant to consider any possibility of a wrongful charge or that they charged the wrong person.

Our Wayne County criminal defense lawyers will do everything possible to help protect you, your family, and your future. Most importantly, we are not afraid to win!

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Court Process for Criminal Charges

The 3rd Judicial Circuit Court, or the Wayne County Circuit Court, handles criminal cases called felonies. Felonies are criminal charges in which the maximum penalty exceeds one year in the Wayne County Jail. Possible sentences for felony charges include probation, fines, costs, jail, prison, and various other terms and conditions.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, located in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice on St. Antoine in Detroit, Michigan, authorizes felony and misdemeanor charges.

Preliminary examinations in felony cases occur in the 36th Judicial District Court. The Detroit District Court is located at 421 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. Felony cases that continue to pretrial, trial, or sentence proceed in the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court, also known as the Wayne County Circuit Court. The Criminal Division of the Wayne County Circuit Court is at 1441 St. Antoine in Detroit, Michigan 48226. The criminal defense lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., practice in courts throughout Wayne County daily.

The Expertise and Know-How to Get Things Done

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

Our reputation and prior success in the Wayne County Circuit Court and the various Wayne County District Courts have allowed us to achieve results for clients that many of the best Wayne County criminal defense lawyers would not have obtained.

When you need someone you can trust to honestly stand up and fight for you and not sell you out for a favor down the road, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is the Wayne County Criminal Defense team you can trust.

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What You Can Expect from Representation by the Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.

When you seek legal representation from LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., you are not just hiring an attorney; you are enlisting a powerhouse defense team dedicated to protecting your rights and securing the best possible outcome for your case. Our firm, with extensive experience and a track record for winning in Wayne County, Michigan, is known for its collaborative teamwork, zealous advocacy, and fearless legal representation. Here’s what you can expect when you choose us for your defense:

  • Collaborative Teamwork: Our approach is unique. We believe in the power of collaboration. When you hire one of us, you get the collective experience, knowledge, and skill of our entire team of Wayne County criminal defense lawyers. This multidisciplinary approach means we can develop more robust defense strategies, combining diverse insights and specialized expertise.
  • Zealous Advocacy: We are committed to your cause and will represent you with unmatched passion and dedication. Our attorneys understand the nuances of both felony and misdemeanor offenses and will work tirelessly to advocate on your behalf. We ensure your voice is heard and your rights are fiercely protected throughout the legal process.
  • Fearless Legal Representation: Facing criminal charges can be daunting, but with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., you have a team that isn’t intimidated by challenging cases. Our attorneys are known for their bold and unyielding representation in court. We’re not afraid to take on complex cases or go against powerful adversaries to defend your interests.
  • Comprehensive Understanding of Local Laws: Our deep roots in Wayne County give us an invaluable understanding of local laws and court systems. Our decades of Wayne County expertise can often make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
  • Personalized Attention: We believe every client deserves personalized attention. Our team takes the time to understand your unique situation, providing tailored advice and customized legal strategies. You’re not just another case to us; you have unique needs and concerns.
  • Proactive Communication: Keeping you informed every step of the way is a priority for us. We ensure you’re up-to-date on all aspects of your case and are available to answer any questions or concerns. Our goal is to make the legal process as transparent and stress-free as possible for you.
  • Proven Track Record: Our firm’s success is reflected in our proven, consistent track record of excellence. We have a history of achieving extraordinary outcomes for our clients, whether through negotiated settlements or victories in trials.
  • Commitment to Excellence: At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., excellence is not just a goal; it’s our standard. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal representation and strive for excellence in all we do.

Choosing the right legal team is crucial when facing criminal charges. With LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., you’re choosing a team that will stand with you, fight for you, and work tirelessly to ensure the best possible defense. Let our Wayne County criminal defense lawyers be your advocates in your time of need.

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Don’t Trust Your Fate to the Lowest Bidder

When your freedom, family, financial stability, and reputation are on the line, you need a criminal defense lawyer with experience in Wayne County, a track record of success, and the ability to get things done for you in an extraordinary way. The Wayne County Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. will fearlessly fight to protect you and your rights. Utilizing a unique team approach, we consistently achieve results other lawyers cannot. Call us for a free consultation. We will take the time to review your situation and work with you to plan the best possible defense strategy.

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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A multitude of felony charges are handled in the Wayne County Circuit Court.

Just a few examples of felony cases that our Wayne County Criminal Defense Lawyers have successfully handled include:

  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Violation of Probation
  • OWI / DUI
  • Arson of Real Property
  • Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer (Obstruction)
  • Home Invasion First and Second Degree
  • Breaking and Entering
  • OWI Causing Serious Injury or Death
  • Arson of Personal Property
  • Larceny by False Pretenses
  • Racketeering
  • Receiving and Concealing a Stolen Vehicle
  • Aggravated Stalking
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW)
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Third Offense – OWI
  • Retail Fraud (Shoplifting)
  • Impersonating a Police Officer
  • Larceny by Conversion
  • Felony Violation of Probation
  • Wayne County Medical Marijuana Charges
  • False Pretenses
  • False Report of a Felony
  • Attempt to Commit a Felony
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Bookmaking
  • Felonious Assault (Assault with a Dangerous Weapon)
  • 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
  • Using a Computer to Commit a Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny from a Person or Larceny from a Building
  • Armed and Unarmed Robbery
  • Felony Firearm and all Firearm Charges
  • Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm
  • Homicide (murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide)