When you’ve been arrested or accused of a crime, the Law Office of John N. Elliott know how confusing and stressful things can get. We know that you have questions and concerns, which is why we take the time to address your needs and provide thorough guidance to fight for your future and your freedom.
Get answers to frequently asked questions below or call (248) 846-0009 to discuss your case with our Bloomfield Hills criminal defense attorney today. Schedule your free consultation today.
Remember you have rights but they are useless if you do not use them. Do not answer police questioning without having a Bloomfield Hills criminal defense lawyer present to protect you from self-incrimination. Always politely refuse to answer questions until your attorney is there because everything you say can and will be used against you. In addition, do not struggle or fight with an arresting officer as you can then be charged with resisting arrest.
Michigan’s DUI or OWI laws are strict. For your first offense, you face a license suspension of up to six months. A second or third offense may lead to a minimum one-year suspension and subsequent offenses can have permanent effects on your ability to drive. At our firm, we will fight to keep your license, or if your license has already been suspended, to get your license restored
Whether you are facing misdemeanor possession charges or felony trafficking, the potential penalties for drug crime convictions can be severe, including years in prison and thousands in fines. Even young individuals facing minor in possession charges can be treated harshly. At our firm, we always seek to argue for treatment and rehabilitation, when possible, to help you avoid lasting consequences to your future.
Generally, misdemeanors are punished less harshly than federal or felony offenses. Minor theft crimes (such as shoplifting where the value of the property stolen is under a certain amount) are treated as misdemeanors, while bigger crimes, such as assaulting a police officer or embezzlement of large sums can lead to years in prison if convicted.