Who is the best Oakland County Criminal Attorney for me?
A good criminal defense lawyer can explain your rights in all stages of the criminal process and help make the difference between a reduced plea bargain or dismissal and a conviction and jail sentence.
If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime in Oakland County, Michigan, you need the immediate assistance of a defense lawyer that is very familiar with the courts in Oakland County and who has a track record of success. Not all lawyers are the same, and to figure out who the best lawyer is for you, you will first have to figure out what qualities of an attorney are important to you. After you figure out what you are looking for, you then have to find the attorney who will listen to you, respect your opinions, and take action to get you the results you want.
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
Being charged with a crime in Oakland County — whether a felony or misdemeanor — is a serious matter. A person facing criminal charges in Oakland County risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, loss of relationships, custody problems, employment hardships, immigration consequences, among other things. While some legal matters can be handled alone or with a mediocre lawyer, a criminal charge necessitates the legal advice of a qualified, experienced, fearless criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.
If you’re facing criminal prosecution in Oakland County, a great criminal defense attorney can help you understand (1) the nature of the charges filed; (2) any available defenses; (3) what plea bargains are likely to be offered; and (4) what is expected after trial or conviction.
What to Look for in an Oakland County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense attorneys handle a variety of criminal cases, including felonies and misdemeanors, such as domestic violence, DUI (drunk driving or OWI), drug charges, white-collar crimes, retail fraud, drug cases, weapons charges, and many other state and federal crimes. When looking for a criminal defense lawyer, you’ll want to find the best one for your case. As such, you should concentrate on the lawyer’s expertise, skill level, and knowledge.
A good criminal defense lawyer may help (1) reduce your criminal charge to a lesser offense (for example, reduce a felony to a misdemeanor); (2) lessen the severity of the punishment for the crime; and (3) reduce or eliminate jail time (via probation, for example); and (4) help you develop a sound defense strategy.
Finally, you must make sure you are getting what you pay for in an attorney. Many criminal lawyers pawn off clients on other lawyers in exchange for kickbacks, referral fees, or other favors. If you hire a law firm, you want to make certain that the lawyers in that firm represent you personally, and you are not farmed off to substitute counsel.
How to Find an Oakland County Criminal Defense Lawyer
There are numerous ways to find a criminal defense lawyer. Referrals from friends and family or online research may be a good start. However, there is no better way than interviewing a criminal attorney on the telephone or in-person to see if he or she is the right lawyer for you. It is also very important to do online research and search for client reviews and attorney endorsements. There is no better way to know what to expect with a lawyer than seeing what other people experienced.
Who will fight for you?
At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., we understand that money is valuable, and anything you spend on legal fees is less that you can save and use for your family. By the same token, we also understand that having expert legal representation and doing what is necessary to help you get the best possible defense is an invaluable investment. Our expert criminal defense attorneys are fearless, and we will fight to get you the best possible outcome.
We will find a way to help you, and most importantly…we are not afraid to win!
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation, or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will contact you promptly.
We will find a way to help you and, most importantly,
we are not afraid to win!
LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. handles Oakland County cases in the Oakland County Circuit Court, Bloomfield Hills District Court, Royal Oak District Court, Southfield District Court, Farmington Hills District Court, Novi District Court, Clarkston District Court, Rochester Hills District Court, Oak Park District Court, Madison Heights District Court, Hazel Park District Court, Ferndale District Court, Pontiac District Court, Waterford District Court, Berkely District Court and throughout the State of Michigan.
The law firm of Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. handles all felony and misdemeanor cases, both federal and state charges. A few examples of felony and misdemeanor cases in Michigan include weapons charges, assault charges, domestic violence, drug cases, financial crimes, fraud, embezzlement, larceny, retail fraud, OWI, DUI, OWIN, OWID, DWI, DWLS (driving while license suspended), reckless driving, leaving the scene of a property damage or personal injury accident, malicious destruction of property, white-collar crimes, violation of probation, probation violation, parole violation, preliminary examination, motions to suppress, constitutional violation, suppression issues, and countless others.