Allendale Defense Attorneys and Lawyers

My Allendale Defense Attorneys and Lawyers Are Protecting Allendale, Michigan from prosecutors, judges and police officers who want to hammer you with big fines and prison time!

The Allendale defense attorneys and lawyers of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan are here to aggressively defend your rights!  We understand that good people make mistakes! We also understand that good people sometimes get falsely accused of a crime they didn’t commit.

Allendale is home of Grand Valley State University. GVSU started off as a small university but has grown a lot over the years. When Attorney Shawn Haff graduated from GVSU in 1998, the campus was much smaller in Allendale and the campus in Grand Rapids was also a lot smaller. That is not the case now. The amount of students who are going to GVSU has increased by the thousands since 1998.

GVSU has an excellent Political Science Department. Attorney Shawn Haff has got his political science degree from GVSU in 1998. The Political Science Department has classes that are taught by professors and not graduate students. It is loaded with PhD’s from top graduate programs. Several professors have won awards in teaching and other professors have published articles that show they are experts in their subfields.  GVSU tends to have a small class size that helps critical thinking, research, writing and oral communication.  The Political Science department also offers internships with leaders in Lansing and in Washington DC. 

Judge Mulder has a reputation for being a fair judge.  However, you should never face any criminal charges without an attorney from The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan on y our side!

Don’t wait, call The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today at 616-438-6719 if you are being charged with a crime in Allendale, Michigan.

Allendale Defense Attorneys and Lawyers

My attorneys offer aggressive criminal defense to individuals charged with crimes in Allendale, and all of West Michigan.  We work diligently to protect your rights and to ensure that the best results are achieved in every case.

Allendale, Michigan DUI, Drunk Driving Attorneys

Michigan law defines standard drunk driving as operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08.  Drunk driving charges and related impaired driving offenses can have a serious impact on your life. That’s why it’s so important to understand the law, your rights and your legal options when facing drunk driving charges. Read more about Allendale,  DUI and drunk driving defense here.

Marijuana Charges Are No Joke!

If you are caught smoking marijuana, you could face a misdemeanor conviction and up to 90 days in jail and a $100 fine.  Possession of weed is still a misdemeanor, but more serious, with penalties of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.  If you possess marijuana plants, however, you will face a felony cultivation charge which could lake you in jail for a significant amount of time. The maximum penalty for cultivation charges is up to 4 years in jail and a fine of up to $20,000.  Depending on the number of plants you possess, you could spend up to 15 years in prison and be fined as much as ten million dollars.  As I mentioned above, Marijuana charges are no joke!

Possession of drug charges are other common charges The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan handles in Allendale. Our Allendale Defense Attorneys and Lawyers has handled numerous possession cases in Allendale.

In Allendale, if you find yourself charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, or possession of methamphetamines, you are in serious legal trouble. Possession of these drugs is a felony in Michigan. The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan believes that the last place for somebody with a drug problem is prison. However, the Michigan legislature, West Michigan Courts, and prosecutor’s seem to think the best place for someone with drug issues is behind bars. Our Allendale Defense Attorneys and Lawyers will fight to keep you out of jail!

Categorizing drugs within different classes is one of the many things the Legislature utilizes to continue justifying extreme punishments for drug-related crimes. In all West Michigan courts, drugs are categorized into different classes called schedules. Schedule one drugs are considered the “worst drugs” and schedule five drugs are considered the least likely for abuse. In making the determination of what drugs belongs in what category, the legislature is supposed to analyze a drug’s actual or relative potential for abuse, it’s pharmacological effect, the history and pattern of abuse, the risk to public health, and the potential of the substance to product psychic or physiological dependence.

The reality of this analysis is that the Legislatures make decisions like marijuana being categorized as a schedule one controlled substance, sharing space with other narcotics, such as heroin. Other schedule one narcotics include Ecstasy, Codeine, Cat, Heroin, Mescaline, Peyote, Psilocyn (mushrooms) Qat, and Marijuana. Schedule two drugs include Cocaine, Opium, Amphetamines, and Methadone.

Call us today at 616-438-6719 and our Allendale Defense Attorneys and Lawyers will protect you against aggressive prosecutors and hostile police officers who want you to go to jail and pay high fines.

My Criminal Defense Lawyers in West Michigan Proudly Serve: Kent County, Ottawa County, Allegan County, Ionia County, Barry County, Berrien County, Mason County, Manistee County, Mecosta County, Oceana County, Muskegon County, Montcalm County, Newaygo County, Kalamazoo County, Lake County, Van Buren County, and the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

My Grand Rapids Criminal Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Zeeland, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo and Allegan.