Don’t Let A Criminal Record Ruin Your Future
Even minor criminal offenses can tarnish your reputation in a background check. Employers, educational institutions, insurers, financial institutions and the government — all have access to your permanent record. A criminal conviction, and sometimes just a charge, can cause job loss, loan denial, inability to enter an educational program or loss of gun rights. It is critical to have aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced legal representation on your side if you have been charged with a criminal offense.
At Clos, Russell & Wirth, P.C., we protect your rights and your legal privileges, including driving privileges, as a sturdy and practical legal force. Our criminal defense attorneys fight for you every step of the way and work with vigor to reduce charges, mitigate consequences, keep charges off your permanent record or get them dropped.
Exercise Your Right To Remain Silent And Your Right To An Attorney
The first thing we will tell you is to say nothing to police or prosecutors without a criminal defense lawyer present. Everything that you say and do will be used against you. No matter what they claim, you do not have to speak to the police or submit to any form of testing without an attorney present.
Prosecutors are not your friends and will use everything they have to prosecute you. They are not bad people, this is just their job. They will charge you with the highest crime possible and use every available resource to obtain a conviction. You need legal representation that can counter the overly aggressive tactics of prosecutors and advise you of all your rights. With more than two decades of experience in criminal defense practice, our lawyers have represented hundreds of cases as public defenders and in private practice.
We will put our extensive resources and investigative skills to work to influence the best possible resolution in your case.
Guarding Your Rights And Providing Practical Counsel
Our law firm takes the protection of your rights extremely seriously. Police often overstep their authority, and our independent investigation of your case will closely examine all circumstances and procedures leading to your arrest. You are protected against illegal search and seizure, and you have the right to a trial by jury regardless of whether you were charged with:
- Marijuana possession
- Distributing medical marijuana
- Domestic violence,
- Drunk driving (OWI)
- Any other crime
Obtaining Your Best Possible Outcome
Our legal representation will provide the best opportunity to defend against the criminal charges you are facing and protect your rights. Sometimes your best options include a plea bargain, which can result in probation, small fines, community service or counseling.
If charges are upheld, and you are convicted, complying with and completing these minimized consequences of sentence reduction can allow a criminal conviction to fall off your record in certain circumstances. We are experienced in removing juvenile adjudication from people’s records and setting aside convictions for adults.
Criminal Charges Can Influence Other Civil Cases
Even a charge of domestic violence or assault can affect custody of your children in the future. It is a dangerous area of the law because just a seemingly innocent act such as unwanted touching could qualify as domestic violence. It can be used as a statutory fact when determining custody in a divorce or grounds for a protective order between you and a person with whom you have a child in common. Informed and knowledgeable legal representation is critical to protect your future.
Contact Our Office For Help
Mitigate penalties and reduce your consequences as much as possible. From our office in Westland, our criminal law attorneys serve clients throughout the surrounding areas of Michigan. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, send us an email or call 877-354-0660. We offer evening and weekend appointments based on the needs of our clients. We accept all major credit cards as payment for services.