Macomb County Criminal Defense Lawyer

I started my own law practice in 1996 after having worked for several years for the Macomb County Circuit Court and then in a 100+ attorney law-firm. My goal nineteen years ago was to make the legal process understandable to the average person and legal fees affordable. After twenty-five years of practicing law as a Macomb County criminal defense lawyer, and thousands of clients later, that is still my goal.

My practice is devoted primarily to Family and Criminal Law. My clients generally need help with:

Divorce - Pre-Nuptial Agreements; Step-Parent Adoption; Legal Separation (separate maintenance agreement); Paternity; Child Custody; Child Visitation; Child Support and Spousal Support (alimony); Post Divorce Enforcement and Modification; Moving a child more than 100 miles from home (domicile); Grand Parents Rights; DHS Petitions for Abuse and/or Neglect and Delinquency Law; and the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Conservatorship and various other “probate” matters that affect the average family.

Criminal Law - all Felonies and Misdemeanors; Drunk Driving (DWI, OWI); Driving While License Suspended; Assault; Domestic Violence; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; Home Invasion; Breaking and Entering; Entering without owner’s permission; All Drug Crimes including use, possession, delivery, manufacturing and trafficking in Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin and Oxycodone; Ecstasy etc.; Operating a drug house and Forfeiture actions; All theft crimes including armed and unarmed robbery; Uttering & Publishing; Unlawful credit card use; License Restoration and traffic violations and defending children accused of a crime.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy- There are 3 common types of bankruptcies: Chapters 7, 11 and 13. Chapter 7 bankruptcies are by far the most common for the average debtor. I began offering Chapter 7 bankruptcy services as part of my practice primarily because of the increasingly common financial concerns of many of my clients. Each bankruptcy case is fact-specific but if you are considering filing bankruptcy, please contact my office and we will discuss what your options are for getting financial relief from collections, judgements, garnishments, debts and levies.

My approach to a potential new client is to arrange for a face to face free consultation to discuss the case and the expected fees. You do not meet with Para-legals or Secretaries or Associates. We meet and you decide if you want to trust me as your Macomb County criminal defense lawyer to handle your case.

My approach to the law is the same. I personally handle your case and appear in court. I do not make a practice of sending young associates or another lawyer from the office who does not understand your file.

It is also my habit to send my clients copies of all pleadings, correspondence etc. Your file should be as big as my file. I find this keeps my clients up-to-date on the progress of his or her case and it keeps attorney fees down.

Lastly, I approach every legal problem with the same level of intensity and aggressiveness. As far as the client is concerned, his or her case is my only case.

You’ve heard the adage that “lawsuits are not fun”. For most people, being in a lawsuit or part of the legal system is usually frightening. Clients fear that they might lose their children; or visitation rights or lose their home or their job; or be incarcerated in jail or in prison. They are often afraid that they will not be able to afford to hire a Macomb County criminal defense attorney or will not be able to pay court costs and fees. It is my goal to make the process understandable and affordable.

Call me today to arrange for a mutually convenient time to meet and discuss your case or, if you would prefer, to arrange for a convenient time for a free phone consultation.

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