Experienced Michigan Lawyer Provides Vigorous Criminal Defense Counsel
Accomplished attorney offers effective representation to those charged with crimes
If you have been charged with a crime in Michigan, you could be facing life-altering consequences. In addition to incarceration and fines, a criminal conviction can severely impact your family, your ability to get a job, your reputation and much more. Core Legal, PLC in Grand Rapids understands how much you have at stake. Our firm’s criminal defense lawyer has over 16 years of experience fighting for the rights and freedom of clients in state and federal courts throughout Michigan. No matter what type of charges you are facing, we are dedicated to obtaining justice for you.
What happens after you’ve been charged with a crime?
Once you’ve been charged with a crime in Michigan, you might be released on bond if you agree to follow the court’s set conditions. In more serious cases, you will need to wait until the arraignment hearing to have bail established. Our firm’s attorney can argue for reasonable bail and release terms.
Depending on your circumstances, we might be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a reduction in charges or dismissal. Otherwise, we will aggressively advocate for an acquittal at trial using all of the defenses available to strengthen your legal argument. When you retain our law firm, we pore over all of the evidence and aggressively challenge the prosecution’s case. You can have peace of mind knowing you have a seasoned advocate in your corner.
Common charges our firm defends against
There’s nothing simple about a criminal case. When you’re facing charges, it’s important you have an attorney who immediately springs into action. We handle criminal cases involving a wide range of allegations, including:
- Assault and battery — If you were accused of assault and/or battery, the charge could be a felony or misdemeanor depending on the details of the incident. A simple assault and battery charge is a misdemeanor and could result in up to 93 days in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines. Assault with a deadly weapon, on the other hand, is charged as a felony, and could result in up to four years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
- Sexual assault — Even an accusation of sexual assault can permanently affect your life. If convicted, you could face significant jail time. Our attorney will defend you against these serious charges.
- Drug crimes — Whether you were charged with possession with intent to sell, distribution, manufacturing or trafficking, our experienced drug crime attorney can help you by challenging the prosecution’s evidence.
- Homicide — A first degree homicide charge could result in a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Lesser degree homicide charges also involve years in prison. If you’re facing a homicide charge, our attorney will work tirelessly to protect your freedom.
No matter whether you’re accused of a felony or misdemeanor, a state or federal offense, you will likely require the assistance of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer to maximize the likelihood of a favorable result. Since 2013, our law firm has been effectively handling situations just like yours.
Contact a highly trained lawyer to fight your criminal charges in Michigan
Core Legal, PLC delivers determined, effective criminal defense counsel to individuals facing state and federal charges. To schedule a free consultation, call 616-855-2145 or contact us online. Our office is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and we serve clients throughout the surrounding area.