If you’ve recently been charged with a crime, you’re likely feeling incredibly overwhelmed. Your family, your freedom, and your reputation may all be in jeopardy. When so much is on the line, put your case in the hands of an experienced legal team. Your future is too important to leave to chance.
At Detroit Legal Group PLLC, we’re ready to fight tooth and nail for the outcome you deserve. Whether you’ve been accused of a minor infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony, we have the skills to help you pursue justice. From our office in Detroit, we proudly represent clients in Dearborn, Southfield, Warren, and throughout the area. Schedule a free consultation with us today.
Charges We Defend
The consequences of a conviction can be devastating, but having a solid understanding of your charges may help you prepare a better defense. Our team has experience defending clients against a variety of criminal charges. We’re ready to help you craft a case geared toward results.
Civil infractions are minor violations of the law that are typically punishable by fines. Michigan classifies them into two categories—traffic civil infractions and nontraffic civil infractions. Common traffic-related examples include:
- Careless driving
- Defective equipment, such as a tail light
- Failure to yield
- Disobeying a traffic control device
Michigan nontraffic civil infractions often involve:
- Violating building codes or permits
- Violating ordinances regulating the disposal of refuse or yard waste
- Excessive noise
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Disobeying state land-use rules, like those of a state campground or forest
Unless the defendant is found to be in civil contempt, he or she cannot be sentenced to jail time. In these cases, civil contempt usually means the defendant failed to pay the assigned fine, fee, or costs.
Michigan law views misdemeanors as low-level criminal offenses. Many misdemeanors can also be tried as felonies, such as DUIs, violent crimes, or drug offenses. Misdemeanor trials will examine factors such as intent, resulting in injuries, the value of property or goods involved, any priors of the defendant, and the offense itself.
Depending on your specific case, you could be dealt any of the following penalties:
- Jail time
- Heavy fines
- Community service
- Driver's license suspension
- Alcohol or drug treatment
Get in touch with us at Detroit Legal Group PLLC if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor. We’re ready to help you navigate the legal system and fight fiercely on your behalf.