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MichiganCriminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Michigan, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Michigan should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Scott Grabel

Scott Grabel
Scott Grabel
Grabel & Associates
124 W. Allegan Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
Licensed for 25 years, Scott Grabel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >
cdam
cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Scott Grabel
Member

Matthew R Abel

Matthew R Abel
Matthew R Abel
Cannabis Counsel, PLC
2930 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
Licensed for 34 years, Matthew R Abel is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Matthew R Abel
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Michael J Nichols

Michael J Nichols
Michael J Nichols
3452 East Lake Lansing Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 21 years, Michael J Nichols is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. ... read more >
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duidla-c
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Michael J Nichols
Charter Member

Mary Chartier

Mary Chartier
Mary Chartier
Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C.
1905 Abbot Road Suite 1
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 17 years, Mary Chartier is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Barton W Morris Jr

Barton W Morris Jr
Barton W Morris Jr
The Law Offices Of Barton Morris
520 North Main Street Suite A
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Licensed for 22 years, Barton W Morris Jr is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Trial Lawyer's College... read more >
American Chemical Society,<br /> Chemistry and the Law Division
American Chemical Society,<br /> Chemistry and the Law Division
ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist
Barton W Morris Jr
American Chemical Society,
Chemistry and the Law Division

William W Swor

William W Swor
William W Swor
William W. Swor & Associates
645 Griswold St Suite 3060
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 48 years, William W Swor is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
William W Swor
Fellow

Gary K Springstead

Gary K Springstead
Gary K Springstead
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
28 A W Main St
Fremont, MI 49412
Licensed for 21 years, Gary K Springstead is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wayne State University School of Law... read more >
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ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Gary K Springstead
General Member

Keeley D Blanchard

Keeley D Blanchard
Keeley D Blanchard
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette St. Suite 208
Greenville, MI 48888
Licensed for 15 years, Keeley D Blanchard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Keeley D Blanchard
Member

Michael R Bartish

Michael R Bartish
Michael R Bartish
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
15 Ionia Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 22 years, Michael R Bartish is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of Law... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael R Bartish
Member

Steven C. Benson

Steven C. Benson
Steven C. Benson
Benson Law Office, PLLC
PO BOX 286
Reed City, MI 49677
Licensed for 21 years, Steven C. Benson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Tennessee College of Law... read more >

John N. Elliott

John N. Elliott
John N. Elliott
Law Office of John N. Elliott
43494 Woodward Ave Suite 205
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Licensed for 11 years, John N. Elliott is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

Brian M Legghio

Brian M Legghio
Brian M Legghio
Law Offices of Brian M. Legghio
134 Market St
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Licensed for 42 years, Brian M Legghio is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
nbta
nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Brian M Legghio
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Josh Blanchard

Josh Blanchard
Josh Blanchard
Blanchard Law
309 S. Lafayette St. Ste 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 11 years, Josh Blanchard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Makowski

James Makowski
James Makowski
Makowski Legal
6528 Schaefer Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126
James Makowski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick T Barone

Patrick T Barone
Patrick T Barone
Barone Defense Firm
280 N Old Woodward Ave Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
Licensed for 29 years, Patrick T Barone is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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ncdd-s
National College for DUI Defense
Patrick T Barone
Sustaining Member

Joshua Marlin Covert

Joshua Marlin Covert
Joshua Marlin Covert
Covert Law Firm
1129 N Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
Licensed for 8 years, Joshua Marlin Covert is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M... read more >
cdam
cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Joshua Marlin Covert
Member

Mark Caldwell

Mark Caldwell
Mark Caldwell
Caldwell Law
P.O. Box 888831
Grand Rapids, MI 49588
Licensed for 12 years, Mark Caldwell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph Simon

Joseph Simon
Joseph Simon
Simon & Geherin, PLLC
1310 S Main St., 11
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Joseph Simon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Melissa C. Freeman

Melissa C. Freeman
Melissa C. Freeman
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette Street Suite 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 5 years, Melissa C. Freeman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Erica L. Clute-Cubbin

Erica L. Clute-Cubbin
Erica L. Clute-Cubbin
Goldin & Associates
28411 Northwestern Highway Suite 930
Southfield, MI 48034
Licensed for 8 years, Erica L. Clute-Cubbin is a Criminal Defense and Social Security Disability Law lawyer who attended Western Michigan U... read more >

Joshua Adam Blanchard

Joshua Adam Blanchard
Joshua Adam Blanchard
Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette St Ste 208
Greenville, MI 48838
Licensed for 11 years, Joshua Adam Blanchard is a Sex Crimes and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cool... read more >
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cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Joshua Adam Blanchard
Board of Directors

Brandon Gardner

Brandon Gardner
Brandon Gardner
Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
250 Monroe Avenue NW Floor 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 10 years, Brandon Gardner is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >
cdam
cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Brandon Gardner
Member

Bruce Alan Block

Bruce Alan Block
Bruce Alan Block
Bruce Alan, Block PLC
1155 East Paris Ave. S.E., Ste. 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Licensed for 28 years, Bruce Alan Block is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Bruce Alan Block
Member

Tiffany DeBruin

Tiffany DeBruin
Tiffany DeBruin
DeBruin Law PLLC
221 W Lake Lansing Rd 200
East Lansing, MI 48823
Licensed for 14 years, Tiffany DeBruin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Capital University School of Law... read more >
cdam
cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Tiffany DeBruin
Member

Joshua D Jones

Joshua D Jones
Joshua D Jones
Law Office of Josh Jones, PLLC
3906 Baldwin Rd. #210017
Auburn Hills, MI 48321
Joshua D Jones is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Jared C Austin

Jared C Austin
Jared C Austin
Austin Legal Services, PLC
909 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906
Licensed for 12 years, Jared C Austin is a Criminal Defense and Adoption lawyer who attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School-- Lansing, MI... read more >
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cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Jared C Austin
General Member

F. Martin Tieber

F. Martin Tieber
F. Martin Tieber
Tieber Law Office
215 S Washington Sq Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933
Licensed for 45 years, F. Martin Tieber is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
F. Martin Tieber
Life Member

Paul J. White

Paul J. White
Paul J. White
Law Office of Paul J. White
8308 Office Park Dr.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Paul J. White is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >
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cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Paul J. White
member

Elias Muawad

Elias Muawad
Elias Muawad
24-7 Criminal Attorneys
40700 Woodward Avenue Suite 305
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Elias Muawad is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Michael L Ricciardello

Michael L Ricciardello
Michael L Ricciardello
DeMatteis & Ricciardello, PLLC
48639 Hayes Rd. suite a
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Licensed for 8 years, Michael L Ricciardello is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mack T Spickard

Mack T Spickard
Mack T Spickard
Gatesman & Spickard, PCL
1360 West Grand River Avenue
Howell, MI 48843
Mack T Spickard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
nbta
nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Mack T Spickard
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

William Weise

William Weise
William Weise
Weise Law
149 E. Main St.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Licensed for 25 years, William Weise is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

Dov W Lustig

Dov W Lustig
Dov W Lustig
Richard M. Lustig PC
240 Daines St
Birmingham, MI 48009
Licensed for 26 years, Dov W Lustig is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dov W Lustig
Life Member

Raymond A Cassar

Raymond A Cassar
Raymond A Cassar
Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar PLC
30445 Northwestern Hwy Sutie 220
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Licensed for 36 years, Raymond A Cassar is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James R Samuels

James R Samuels
James R Samuels
Samuels Law Office
305 S Warren Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Licensed for 39 years, James R Samuels is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
James R Samuels
Member

James L Feinberg

James L Feinberg
James L Feinberg
James L. Feinberg & Associates
535 Griswold St Ste 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 52 years, James L Feinberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
James L Feinberg
Fellow

Daniel W Grow

Daniel W Grow
Daniel W Grow
Daniel W. Grow, PLLC
800 Ship Street Suite 110
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Licensed for 27 years, Daniel W Grow is a Marijuana Law and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Detroit School of Law... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Daniel W Grow
Member,
Legal Committee

Steven R Simkins

Steven R Simkins
Steven R Simkins
Simkins Law
77 Monroe Center NW Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Licensed for 17 years, Steven R Simkins is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University... read more >

Martin T. Lievois

Martin T. Lievois
Martin T. Lievois
Martin T. Lievois
934 Church Street
Flint, MI 48502
Licensed for 29 years, Martin T. Lievois is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shaun A. Mansour

Shaun A. Mansour
Shaun A. Mansour
38550 Garfield Rd Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Licensed for 6 years, Shaun A. Mansour is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >
cdam
cdam
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Shaun A. Mansour
Member

Starla D. Zehr

Starla D. Zehr
Starla D. Zehr
Starla D. Zehr PC
4345 Meigs Ave Suite B
Waterford, MI 48329
Licensed for 26 years, Starla D. Zehr is a Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Wayne State University Law School... read more >

Michael P Manley

Michael P Manley
Michael P Manley
Michael P. Manley PC
503 S Saginaw St Suite 1434
Flint, MI 48502
Licensed for 30 years, Michael P Manley is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
nbta
nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Michael P Manley
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Thomas C O'Brien

Thomas C O'Brien
Thomas C O'Brien
Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC
101 N Main St Suite 700
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Licensed for 50 years, Thomas C O'Brien is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Shawn J. Haff

Shawn J. Haff
Shawn J. Haff
The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan
2675 44th St SW Suite 208
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
Licensed for 10 years, Shawn J. Haff is a Drug Crimes and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Thomas M Cooley Law School... read more >

Stephen T Rabaut

Stephen T Rabaut
Stephen T Rabaut
42700 Schoenherr Rd Suite 3
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Licensed for 40 years, Stephen T Rabaut is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Stephen T Rabaut
Fellow

James Warren Amberg

James Warren Amberg
James Warren Amberg
Amberg & Amberg PLLC
7 West Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Licensed for 15 years, James Warren Amberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alfred P Brandt

Alfred P Brandt
Alfred P Brandt
Law Offices of Brandt & Dehncke PLLC
740 W. Michigan Ave., P.O. Box 128
Jackson, MI 49204
Licensed for 34 years, Alfred P Brandt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William A Brisbois

William A Brisbois
William A Brisbois
William Brisbois & Associates PLLC
1107 Gratiot Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
Licensed for 44 years, William A Brisbois is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Laurence C Burgess

Laurence C Burgess
Laurence C Burgess
Burgess & Burgess PC
535 Griswold St Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 52 years, Laurence C Burgess is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David M Burgess

David M Burgess
David M Burgess
Burgess & Burgess PC
535 Griswold St Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
Licensed for 22 years, David M Burgess is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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