Criminal Defense Law Center
West Michigan

Kalamazoo County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorneys
Kalamazoo County, Michigan

The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan is here to aggressively defend your rights in Kalamazoo. Let our defense attorneys take a look at your case and help you determine what your best course of action is.  The judges in this county are fair and reasonable. If your lawyer can get you sentenced under a diversion program, the judges will allow it. Diversion programs allow a person who completes a probationary period with the court to walk away with no criminal conviction on their record! In fact, under most of these programs the conviction never goes on your record even when you plea guilty. 

The prosecutor’s office in Kalamazoo is can be tough and aggressive but with the right legal counsel by your side, they can be reasoned with. Do not face this prosecutor’s office alone! Have a specialist who only practices criminal law look over your case and give you the proper guidance that will best defend your rights and interests.

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Skilled Criminal Defense Against All Criminal Charges

The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan and Attorney Shawn Haff skillfully and vigorously defend people accused of various crimes such as:

  • Drunk driving: We give all of our clients personalized, knowledgeable and skillful defense against all drunk driving charges, such as operating while intoxicated (OWI), operating under the influence of drugs (OUID) and (DUI) driving under the influence.
  • Drug crimes: We will aggressively defend people charged with all kinds of possession charges and other drug charges such as, trafficking, methamphetamines, prescription drugs and cocaine. 
  • Violent crimes: If you are facing a violent crime charge such as assault with a deadly weapon, it is important receive a strategic defense against the charges. Other types of violent crimes are domestic violence, assault and battery and murder. 
  • Sex crimes: Criminal sexual conduct charges have a serious, lifelong negative impact on a person’s life. If you are charged with statutory rape, date rape or prostitution, you need to have a tough lawyer like Shawn on your side every step of the way.  
  • Theft crimes: If you are charged with retail fraud, fraud, larceny or false pretenses, we can provide you with five star rated defense that will get you the results you need! 
  • Weapons offenses: We will examine your case closely and create a sound defense that will get you a great result. We have represented people charged with armed robbery, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon! 
  • White collar crimes: Charges that deal with fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes can have you ending up on jail or prison! You could lose the respect of your community and your job! We will protect your rights!

As a West Michigan criminal defense lawyer, my goal and passion is is to use my talents, legal skills,  experience and intelligence to achieve the best results for every client every single time I am in court!

The criminal defense attorneys of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan have been protecting the rights and liberties of people in Kalamazoo for over twenty years! 

We will aggressively defend individuals and organizations in all criminal matters at every stage of the of the criminal process. 

Our Kalamazoo defense lawyers and attorneys will provide you with personalized representation. Every strategy session we freely give those who call our office at 616-438-6719 will outline the steps we will take to get you the best results possible! We have the profound depth of experience needed in tough criminal cases to get great results for our clients!

Under Investigation?

If you think that you are under criminal investigation, and you can tell that you are if the police are wanting to question you, do not wait around to hire an attorney. When you retain an attorney before you are charged, you give your attorneys a chance to prevent charges from being filed against you in the first place!

When you retain Shawn or one of his talented lawyers before you get charged or arrested, you have the power of knowing an attorney with the proper expertise in this area of law is on your side and making sure your rights are protect. The time to call Shawn is now! Call him at 616-438-6719! The call is free. Will you be? 

Information About Kalamazoo County Courts

Misdemeanor criminal matters having the potential for a jail term of less than one year are handled by various district courts located throughout Kalamazoo County. High court misdemeanors and felony cases in Kalamazoo County are actually handled by the 9th Circuit Court. Additionally, the Circuit Court hears criminal appeals, including District Court appeals and administrative driver’s license appeals. Our Kalamazoo County Criminal Defense Lawyers and Attorneys know how to get you the results if you are facing any felony or misdemeanor charge in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

The Kalamazoo County 8th District Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal offenses (where the potential penalty is less than a year in jail).

9th Circuit CourtKalamazoo County Courthouse
227 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 383-8950
Honorable Curtis J. Bell,
Chief Judge
Honorable Gary C. Giguere, Jr.
Honorable Stephen D. Gorsalitz
Honorable J. Richardson Johnson
Honorable Pamela L. Lightvoet
Honorable Alexander C. Lipsey
8th District Court –
Central Location
150 E. Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 384-8020
Honorable Paul J. Bridenstine,
Chief Judge
Honorable Anne E. Blatchford
Honorable Robert C. Kropf
Honorable Julie K. Phillips
Honorable Richard A. Santoni
Honorable Vincent C. Westra
8th District Court –
North Location
227 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 384-8171
Honorable Paul J. Bridenstine,
Chief Judge
Honorable Anne E. Blatchford
Honorable Robert C. Kropf
Honorable Julie K. Phillips
Honorable Richard A. Santoni
Honorable Vincent C. Westra
Kalamazoo County
Sheriff’s Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 383-8821
Sheriff Richard C. Fuller III

Kalamazoo County Case Results

March 8th, 2016

Our client was facing three misdemeanor charges. When things are all said and done, our client will have no criminal record! We were able to get two of the three misdemeanor charges dropped and the other one will be dropped if our client completes six months of probation successfully.

April 5th, 2016

Our client was facing a one-year misdemeanor charge.  Our client was nervous and wanted to avoid jail and a suspension of their driver’s license. When things are all said and done, our client will have no criminal record!  We were able to get the one-year misdemeanor charge dropped to a 93-day misdemeanor!  The 93-day misdemeanor will be eventually dropped if our client completes just six months of probation!

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  • 2675 44th Street SW
    Suite 303
    Wyoming, MI 49519
  • 616-438-6719
Criminal Defense Law Center West Michigan

Attorney Shawn Haff
We are available by phone 24/7