A criminal conviction comes with many consequences that can affect all areas of your life for years to come. If you are facing criminal charges, you need the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Novi as soon as possible. A defense lawyer will ensure that your important constitutional rights are protected throughout the criminal case process. A lawyer will also develop the right legal strategy for your specific case. Below are some of the many criminal charges that our office can help you with.
Financial crimes (sometimes referred to as “white collar crime”) can carry serious penalties. In addition to decades in prison, you might also be facing huge fines, as well as prohibitions on future financial transactions (for example, through an SEC sanction). Other financial crimes – like burglary or theft – carry lengthy prison terms because they carry the potential for violence. Early intervention can mitigate these consequences. These cases can become incredibly complex, with thousands of critical documents entered into evidence. You need an experienced financial crimes lawyer who knows how to handle these complicated criminal charges.
Drug charges can also expose the defendant to decades in jail, but defense attorneys who understand Michigan drug laws know how to fairly resolve drug charges. Cases are treated differently depending on whether the defendant was selling the drug, had enough to sell, or was merely keeping a small amount for personal use. Drug paraphernalia can also result in criminal charges. There are different strategies for resolving drug charges. There are also defenses that can keep drugs out of evidence altogether (for example, if there was a lab error, or the prosecution cannot prove that the police kept the drugs in their custody prior to trial).
Domestic violence encompasses a series of different criminal charges. Some are felonies that could result in decades in prison, while others are misdemeanors that might be resolved with a fine. Even seemingly minor offenses can carry lifelong penalties. For example, the federal Brady Bill prevents anyone who is convicted of a domestic violence offense from lawful gun ownership. This ban is permanent.
A domestic violence conviction can also be admitted into evidence in a custody dispute. The family court will carefully scrutinize even allegations of domestic violence when child custody is at issue. Here, too, a defense lawyer can protect you from unlawful searches and seizures, custodial interrogation, and other constitutional violations.
There are many criminal offenses under Michigan law. If you are accused of any of them, the collateral consequences could follow you for the rest of your life. The best way to mitigate this damage is to contact an experienced Novi criminal defense attorney from The Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman as soon as possible.
The sooner you have a lawyer fighting on your side, the sooner you will be protected against violations of your important constitutional rights. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation as soon as possible.
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