Our Allegan Defense Attorneys and Lawyers Are Protecting Allegan, Michigan from prosecutors, judges and police officers who want to hammer you with big fines and prison time!
The Allegan defense attorneys and lawyers of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan are here to aggressively defend your rights! Our Allegan Defense Attorneys and Lawyers understand that good people make mistakes! We also understand that good people sometimes get falsely accused of a crime they didn’t commit.
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 Allegan, Michigan.
Allegan Defense Attorneys and Lawyers
Our attorneys offer aggressive criminal defense to individuals charged with crimes in Allegan, and all of West Michigan. Our Allegan Defense Attorneys and Lawyers work diligently to protect your rights and to ensure that the best results are achieved in every case.
Allegan, 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 Allegan, DUI and drunk driving defense here.
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Call us today at 616-438-6719 and our Allegan Attorneys and Lawyers will protect you against aggressive prosecutors and hostile police officers who want you to go to jail and pay high fines.
Allegan, Michigan Criminal Defense
The most common criminal charges issued in Allegan, Michigan are domestic violence, retail fraud, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana, use of marijuana, assault and battery, Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and finally child abuse in the fourth degree. Our Allegan Defense Attorneys and Lawyers have represented people charged with OWI and DUi in Allegan County.
The first court appearance anyone has when they are facing a criminal charge is the arraignment process. At the arraignment, the judge will explain to the defendant what they are being charged with. This explanation includes the maximum possible jail time the defendant may receive and how high the fines could be. Next, Judge Voet will go over the advice of rights form. The advice of rights form explains the rights a defendant has regarding their criminal case. Finally, the defendant will enter a guilty or not guilty plea.
If the defendant enters a guilty plea, Judge Ballargeon will likely sentence the person on the spot. There are some exceptions. If the crime is domestic violence or drunk driving, the defendant will have a pre-sentence investigation report done and come back for sentencing on another date.
If the defendant pleads not guilty, there will be two pre-trial conferences. This is a chance for the defendant’s attorney and the prosecutor to discuss the charges and see if they can come up with a deal to settle the case short of trial. If no agreement is reached, the case will be set for trial.
In Allegan, jury pick and trial can be held on the same day. If more than one trial is set to go on the same date, the oldest case will go first and the newest case will have trial another day. After trial, Judge Ballargeon will sentence the defendant if the jury comes back with a guilty verdict after. Judge Ballargeon will have the defendant go through the pre-sentence investigation and come back later for sentencing on drunk driving and domestic violence jury convictions. Sentencing is where the judge decides if the defendant is going to get probation and fines or receive jail, probation and fines.
Judge Ballargeon has a reputation for being a tough but fair judge. Our Allegan Defense Attorneys and Lawyers enjoy practicing law in his courtroom. Our Allegan Defense Attorneys and Lawyers can handle all felony and misdemeanor charges in Allegan County.
Our 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.
Our 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.