CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
When you are charged with a crime, choosing the right attorney may be one of the most important decisions of your life. You want someone who understands how impactful even a minor charge can be, who is dedicated to giving your case the time and attention it deserves, and who has the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best possible defense.
At The Head Law Firm, we handle cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. On top of that, we know how important your case is to you, and we will take it every bit as seriously as you do. When we represent you, we will do whatever it takes to protect your rights and put your mind at ease — including taking your case to trial if necessary.
MICHIGAN MISDEMEANORS & FELONIES
On the grand scale of criminal activity, misdemeanors are placed on the less harmful side of the spectrum. Generally misdemeanor convictions carry less potential jail time and smaller fines than felonies.
In Michigan, misdemeanors can result in jail time, fines, and an unwanted blemish on your criminal record, whereas felonies can carry even heavier consequences. In order to protect your reputation, your freedom, and your future, it’s crucial that you get a criminal defense attorney the moment you find yourself in trouble with the law.
OWI AND DUI CHARGES
Michigan’s term of choice for drunk driving is “Operating While Intoxicated” (OWI), though “DUI” is frequently used by locals, as well. When deciding whether to classify an OWI as a misdemeanor or felony, the court considers the driver’s previous offenses and the amount of damage they caused (to other people and/or to property) while driving drunk.
As you can imagine, OWI charges are frequently coupled with other misdemeanor offenses, such as:
Minor in Possession (MIP) charges
Disturbing the peace
Resisting and obstructing arrest
Leaving the scene of an accident
Driving with a suspended license
Fleeing and eluding
Fortunately, it is often possible to have such charges dismissed or dropped if you act quickly and get a good criminal defense team on your side. Or, if you’ve already been convicted, it may be possible to appeal the conviction and/or have your license restored.
COMMON CRIMINAL CRIMES
In our practice, we frequently represent individuals facing a number of other criminal charges, including these:
Assault and battery
Criminal sexual conduct (also known as “sexual misconduct”)
Driving under the influence (DUI)
When it comes to crimes like these, it is common for individuals to spend time in jail or pay expensive fines but an added factor for professionals like real estate agents, doctors and nurses, and people in finance is that you could lose your licensures if found guilty. If you're facing criminal charges, it is critical that you have the right legal professionals on your side. Call The Head Law Firm, PLC today to see how we can help.
OUR COMMITMENT TO LOCAL COLLEGE STUDENTS
As the former chapter president of Central Michigan University’s Phi Sigma Phi Fraternity, our founding attorney, Shawn, understands how quickly a mistake or misunderstanding can change a student’s life forever. That’s why he has dedicated a portion of practice specifically to helping Michigan college students avoid and recover from the mistakes that lead to criminal charges.
WORK WITH AN EXPERIENCED MICHIGAN CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM
Behind every criminal charge is a story, and we want to hear yours. Whether you’re a professional worried about how a criminal charge will affect your career, a college student who made a mistake, or a parent worried about your child, we believe that you deserve a second chance. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you.