Being charged with any type of crime can change your life in an instant. In order to protect your future, you need to take action immediately. The first step to defending yourself against criminal charges is to hire an experienced Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney.
Know Your Rights
Every person charged with a crime in Michigan has certain rights. These rights include:
- The Right to an Attorney – You have the right to be represented by an attorney. Your right to an attorney starts as soon as you are in the presence of the police and feel as if you are not free to leave. Feeling as if you are “not free to leave” is the same as being under arrest. If you can’t afford an attorney, the state must provide one for you.
- The Right to Remain Silent – When approached by police you have the right to remain silent and not answer any questions relating to possible criminal activity..
- The Right to a Fair Trial – Every person accused of a crime in the state of Michigan has the right to receive a fair trial and be represented by an attorney of their choice.
Why You Should Hire an Attorney
After being accused of a crime, you have the option to represent yourself, accept representation from a court-appointed attorney or hire a criminal defense attorney of your own choosing. Because the stakes are so high, investing in an experienced attorney with a record for success is always the best choice. The laws that apply in these cases are complicated, and attempting to represent yourself is never a good idea. Instead, you need to hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the law and can help you protect your rights.
Working with Ellen K. Michaels and Associates PLLC
Ellen K. Michaels and Associates PLLC, is a criminal defense law firm focused on personal service and protecting your rights. We are backed by excellent education, as well as over 25 years of experience defending clients who have been accused of all types of crimes in Michigan, including drug charges, gun charges and assault.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Michigan
At Ellen K. Michaels and Associates, PLLC we are always available to talk to our clients, and you will never speak to a secretary or paralegal when you call our office. Instead, you will always speak to your attorney.
We are currently accepting clients facing all criminal charges. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation, please call us today.