Criminal Defense Blog

Sex Crime, Drug Crime, DUI/OWI, Violent Crime, and Other Criminal Case Defense in Grandville, Walker, Grand Haven, Allegan, Ionia, Grand Rapids and Throughout West Michigan

When you are investigated for a crime or charged with a criminal offense in West Michigan, you need to start gathering information that will help you throughout your case. Hiring a lawyer is always the best first step to take, however there is a variety of information available online that can assist you in the criminal justice process. Our criminal defense blog and can help you understand the laws and legal issues affecting your case, and provide you with some of the information you need to make the best decisions you can about your case.

Don’t speak with police or attempt to go through the early stages of your case without skilled representation. Our Michigan defense lawyers have assisted clients who face drug crime, sex crime, drunk driving, and violent crime, theft crimes, robbery crimes and other criminal charges.

Contact The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan now for aggressive criminal defense representation in Michigan.  We are available immediately to begin working with you.

The Criminal Defense Blog of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan

Reasonable Doubt

The words Reasonable Doubt are nebulous to some people and to others reasonable doubt are words that have a crystal clear meaning. One of the first things I learned after law school is that the state’s burden of proof in finding a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt isn’t that difficult....
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Distribution of Child Porn

Distribution of Child Porn is a charge a person can face for simply downloading it on their own computer according to Michigan law.  Distribution of Child Porn need not be forwarded to another person. A fellow lawyer, who does some work with me at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West...
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Second Offense DUI Causing Serious Injury or Death

Penalties for Second Offense DUI Causing Serious Injury or Death (any prior within seven years) OWI/OWVI/OWPD/DWLS causing death/serious injury (felony) DUI Causing Death Death-Up to 15 years imprisonment OR $2,500 to $10,000 fine, or both Injury-Up to five years imprisonment OR $1,000 to $5,000 fine, or both Emergency Responder Death-Up to 20 years imprisonment...
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DUI Causing Death or Serious Injury (First offense)

Criminal penalties are severe when you are arrested for a driving drunk and charged with DUI Causing Death or Serious Injury. These penalties may include substantial prison time, fines, and more.  If you are facing a charge of DUI Causing Death or Serious Injury, you need to call The Criminal...
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Third Offense DUI Charges

If you already have at least two DUIs on your record, a third offense DUI charge is a felony punishable by harsh sanctions that include: ·         Imprisonment for one to five years ·         Probation ·         Between $500 and $5,000 in fines and driver responsibility fees of $1,000 ·         Driver’s license revocation for at least one...
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