Violent Crime Defense
At the State Street Law, our attorneys represent persons facing serious charges of violent crimes ranging from armed robbery or kidnapping to first degree murder. For experienced and resourceful defense of any violent felony charge, contact us in Ann Arbor for a free consultation.
Among the specific charges we can defend are the following:
- Homicide charges, including manslaughter, murder in the first or second degree, and charges of attempt, aiding and abetting, or accessory
- Assault, from misdemeanor charges of simple assault to felony aggravated assault
- Armed robbery or carjacking
- Domestic violence
- Weapons offenses such as unlawful possession of a firearm in a car, unlawful possession of a concealed gun, or federal felon in possession of a firearm charges
Our Michigan criminal defense lawyers represent both juveniles and adults accused of violent crimes. In juvenile cases, we can work with experts to help avoid waiver into adult court and exposure to adult criminal penalties. In all cases, our experience with the development and presentation of forensic evidence can make the decisive difference on issues ranging from competence to stand trial to DNA or ballistic evidence.
Expert analysis of technical evidence can be expensive, but in many cases we can apply for and receive assistance from the state to pay for the expert support you're entitled to as an aspect of your constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel.
Over the years, we have also developed substantial experience in the representation of persons with mental illnesses who are charged with serious violent crimes. Our lawyers have been interviewed in the national media as knowledgeable commentators on the special problems of defending persons with diagnosed mental illness against serious criminal charges, and our insight into the effective defense of such persons can help achieve favorable results at trial or at sentencing.
Additionally, we handle criminal appeals and petitions for postconviction relief on behalf of persons who have been convicted of violent crimes. For a free consultation about your legal problem, contact an experienced criminal trial lawyer at State Street Law in Ann Arbor.