Getting arrested is always a stressful experience, and the uncertainty of what might happen can be terrifying. When Michigan authorities arrest you and charge you with a crime, law enforcement officers and prosecutors may try to convince you that a conviction is inevitable, and you have no real defense options. This is false, of course, as every criminal defendant has the right to defend against their charges, and there are often many defense strategies available. This is why your first call should always be to a criminal defense lawyer by you.
You should never plead guilty to any criminal offense – even if it seems minor – before speaking with the Flint criminal defense lawyers at Nickola Law. Doing so can result in unnecessary convictions and penalties. Instead, contact our legal team for help right away.
Michigan law sets out many different criminal offenses for which you might be arrested and charged. Each offense has its own elements the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to secure a conviction. This also means that defense tactics will be quite different from case to case, based on the specific charges and circumstances involved.
Our criminal defense attorneys know how to defend against all types of criminal charges, and we regularly handle the following matters, among others:
No offense is too minor or too severe to discuss with our legal team.
If you are convicted of a criminal offense, the court will order penalties that will depend on your charges and the details of your case. Even the lowest misdemeanor charge in Michigan can result in up to 93 days in jail, and high court misdemeanors can mean two years in prison. Never mistakes a misdemeanor as too minor to call for legal help.
Some possible penalties for offenses in Michigan include:
Having a criminal record will also result in lasting consequences, so you want to avoid a conviction whenever you can.
The criminal justice system is not favored toward defendants. Even though defendants have numerous constitutional rights during the criminal process, the prosecution will not ensure you understand your rights or options. Instead, their focus is to build a case against you to obtain a conviction. You cannot trust the prosecutor or police officers to have your best interests in mind when you are accused of a crime. Instead, you need a trusted defense lawyer advising you of your options and protecting your rights.
The law firm of Nickola & Nickola represents criminal defendants in many kinds of cases in and around the Flint area. Contact us to discuss your charges with a criminal defense lawyer by you today.
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