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Grand Rapids DUI

When you are arrested or accused of OWI/DWI (“drunk driving”), you are facing criminal charges that carry tough consequences. A Grand Rapids DUI charge will cause you stress and can be devastating to you. You may lose your job. Your reputation in the community can be tarnished and you will have to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees. You need a Grand Rapids DUI attorney who knows how to get results! The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan have attorneys who know how to get you results on your Grand Rapids DUI case.

We are dedicated to providing our Grand Rapids DUI clients with an aggressive drunk driving defense no matter the complexity of your Grand Rapids DUI case. All drunk driving cases are different and require individual attention. Our Grand Rapids DUI attorneys will work hard on your case. We will fight for you on your case, and we won’t rest until we get you the best possible results on your Grand Rapids DUI case.

While the law is applied in the same manner courts throughout the state of Michigan, each court may have different ways in how your case is handled. Our Grand Rapids DUI attorneys know the differences and how this will impact your case.

If you have been arrested and accused of drunk driving in the Greater Grand Rapids area, or if you have questions pertaining to your DUI charge, please call The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today for your free Grand Rapids DUI consultation.

First Offense: Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)
$100 to $500 fine and one or more of the following:
Up to 93 days in jail.
Up to 360 hours of community service.
Driver’s license suspension for 30 days, followed by license restrictions for 150 days.
Six points added to driving record.
Driver Responsibility Fee:
$1,000 for 2 consecutive years for OWI.

High Blood Alcohol Conten (Super Drunk-BAC of .17 or higher)
Up to 180 days in jail.
$200 to $700 fine.
Up to 360 hours of community service.
Driver’s license suspension for 1 year. Eligible for restrictions after 45 days of suspension if an ignition interlock device is installed on all vehicles the offender owns or intends to operate.
Mandatory vehicle immobilization if the offense is subsequently convicted for operating a vehicle without a properly installed ignition interlock device.
6 points added to the offender’s driving record.
Driver Responsibility Fee of $1000 for 2 consecutive years.

Operating While Visibly Impaired
Up to a $300 fine, and one or more of the following:
Up to 93 days in jail.
Up to 360 hours of community service.
Driver’s license restrictions for 90 days (180 days if impaired by a controlled substance).
Possible vehicle immobilization.
4 points added to the offender’s driving record.
Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years.

Second Offense within 7 Years
$200 to $1000 fine, and one or more of the following:
5 days to 1 year in jail.
30 to 90 days of community service
Driver’s license revocation and denial for a minimum of 1 year (minimum of 5 years if there was a prior revocation within 7 years).
License plate confiscation.
Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days, unless the vehicle is forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
6 points added to the offender’s driving record.
Driver Responsibility Fee of $1,000 for 2 consecutive years.

Operating While Visibly Impaired
$200 to $1,000 fine, and one or more of the following:
5 days to 1 year in jail.
30 to 90 days of community service.
Driver’s license revocation and denial for a minimum of 1 year (minimum of 5 years if there was a prior revocation within 7 years).
License plate confiscation.
Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days unless the vehicle is forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
4 points added to the offender’s driving record.
Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for 2 consecutive years.

Third Offense Within Lifetime (any combination) is a Felony:

Operating While Intoxicated
$500 to $5,000 fine, and either of the following:
1 to 5 years imprisonment
Probation, with 30 days to 1 year in jail.
60 to 180 days community service.
Driver’s license revocation and denial if there are 2 convictions within 7 years or 3 convictions within 10 years. The minimum period of revocation and denial is 1 year (minimum of 5 years if there was a prior revocation within 7 years).
Vehicle immobilization for 1 to 3 years, unless the vehicle is forfeited.
6 points added to the offender’s driving record.
Driver Responsibility Fee of $1,000 for 2 consecutive years.

Causing Death or Serious Injury if Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Visibly Impaired or Operating with Any Presence of Drugs
Death Up to 15 years imprisonment, or a fine of $2,500 to $10,000, or both.
Injury Up to 5 years imprisonment, or a fine of $1,000 to $5,000, or both.
Emergency Responder Death ? Up to 20 years imprisonment, or a fine of $2,500 to $10,000, or both.
Driver’s license revocation and denial for a minimum of 1 year (minimum of 5 years if there was a prior revocation within 7 years).
License plate confiscation.
Vehicle immobilization for up to 180 days, unless the vehicle is forfeited.
Possible vehicle forfeiture.
6 points added to the offender’s driving record.
Driver Responsibility Fee of $1,000 for 2 consecutive years.

Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle
Up to a $100 fine.
First offense – No action taken against driver’s license.
Second offense – Driver’s license is suspended for 30 days, followed by restrictions for 60 days.
Third offense – Driver’s license is suspended for 60 days, followed by restrictions for 305 days.
• Alcohol screening may be required.
• points added to the offender’s driving record.

Person Under 21 Purchase/Consume/Possess Alcohol
• First offense — $100 fine. No driver’s license sanction.
• Second offense — $200 fine. Driver’s license is suspended for 30 days and restricted for 60 days.
• Third offense — $500 fine. Driver’s license is suspended for 60 days and restricted for 305 days.
• Alcohol screening may be required.
• Community service may be required.

Person Under 21 Transporting or Possessing Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle
Up to a $100 fine.
Driver’s license sanctions:
First offense ? No driver’s license sanction.
Second offense ? Driver’s license suspension for 30 days, and restriction for 60 days.
Third offense ? Driver’s license suspension for 60 days, and restriction for 305 days.
Alcohol screening may be required.
Vehicle may be impounded for up to 30 days.
points are added to the offender’s driving record.

If you have any questions regarding your Grand Rapids DUI case, call The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today at 616-438-6719.

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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Never Confess

If you are being investigated for committing a misdemeanor, felony or charged with any crime in Michigan, police officers will talk to you about the case. Their goal is to get you to confess!

Listen to me very carefully: Never Confess!

I have very good reasons for telling my clients to never confess. By confessing to a crime, you are making things harder for your criminal defense attorney. There are many cases where the prosecutor has a factually weak case. The prosecutor may plan on dismissing your charges, but they will quickly change their mind when they see the defendant has confessed to the crime. If you are charged with a crime, it is in your best interest to have your charges dismissed. I tell people to never confess because it makes it harder for your criminal defense attorney to work their magic. For example, it is harder for your criminal defense attorney to win your case at trial if you have confessed. I once had a case where the prosecutor would have dismissed the charges if it wasn’t for the fact that my client had confessed to the crime. My client told me he was pressured into the confession and that he was innocent of the charges. I believed him, but because of his confession the prosecutor wouldn’t drop the charges. Whiling winning at trial is nice, it is better for the case to be dismissed before trial. It saves my client time, money and stress.

Here is another reason why someone should never confess to a crime: you may not get a lesser charge, a better deal or a lesser sentence by the judge if you confess to the police officer. I have seen numerous people get hammered with heavy charges by prosecutors even when the person has taken “responsibility” and confessed to the crime. I know of a case where a person was told he should confess and take responsibility for his crime. The investigators told him it would make things easier for him. The officers made it seem like he would get a lesser charge by doing so. In the end, this man is doing at least 25 years in prison! Police officers can lie to you and it is not illegal for them to do so!

Never confess! There is a time and place to admit responsibility, assuming you have engaged in criminal activity and aren’t taking your case to trial. The time and place to take responsibility is when you formally enter your guilty plea in front of a judge.

Finally, never confess to a crime without talking to an attorney at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan first! We know how to get you results and we will work hard on your case! We guarantee it! Call us today at 616-438-6719 for a free consultation.

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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Saranac

According to WZZM, An Ionia County Circuit Court judge has again ruled that some of the speed limits in the village of Saranac are in violating of State law and thus invalid.

Ionia County Judge Robert Sykes upheld a decision made by the Ionia County District Court that threw out charges against alleged gun-carrying drunk driver because the village of Saranac had no documentation to show how the speed limit on Parsonage Road in Saranac was legally set.

Judge Sykes ruled that the 25-mph zone is actually the state’s default 55 mph speed limit.

Anthony Owen was charged last year with operating under the influence and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Instead of pleading guilty right away, he hired a defense attorney to fight for his rights. Defense attorney Edward Sternisha is a friend of The Criminal Defense Law Center and we love the great work he did in this case. Mr. Owen is certainly happy with his decision to hire an attorney to make sure his rights weren’t violated.

This case is a good example of why it is important to fight for your rights! A person with no training in the law would not have thought of the aggressive defense strategy Mr. Sternisha offered Mr. Owen.

Dash cam and body cam video from this incident showed two deputies in a car speeding after Owen who was clocked driving his truck 43 mph in a 25-mph zone.

The video indicates the deputies found alcohol in the vehicle as well. The video shows deputies asking him again if he had been drinking while driving and he told them he hadn’t.

Because of the great work of Defense Attorney Sternisha, Mr. Owen found out all of the charges against him were dropped because the traffic stop was deemed to be invalid because of an illegal speed limit.

Ionia County District Court Judge Raymond Voet declared the speed limit on Parsonage Road to be 55 mph, not 25 mph. The 55 mph speed limit is the default speed limit used in Michigan if no other speed limit has been established. Because Owen was going 43 mph in a 55-mph zone, there was no reason for the deputies to stop him.

In his ruling, Judge Voet said the village of Saranac didn’t have any records how they posted the speed limit in the past and the judge agreed that the village needed to do work to ensure it’s speed limits met the guidelines of state law.

Laughably, the village of Saranac reestablished the 25 Mile per hour speed limit. Obviously, the people of Saranac need better representatives working for them. Sounds like it is time for a recall.

Public Act 85 of 2006 was passed by the Michigan legislator. It requires cities, townships and villages to do speed studies or access point counts to justify their speed limits. Michigan State Police Lt. Gary Megge testified against prosecuting attorney in the Owens case. He testified that, “Like a dollar bill has to have something backing it, the speed limit sign (does as well),” Lt. Megge said. “The village can’t just put up signs and say that’s it.”

If you are pulled over for an OWI or are facing a drunk driving charge, please contact The Criminal Defense Law Center today at 616-438-6719. The call is free! Will you be?

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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Elections

I wanted to congratulate some of the legal professionals who won their races in West Michigan elections last week. The elections that were held in West Michigan last week were at the primary stage. In November, the winners of the primary elections, assuming they didn’t get over 50%, will be on the ballot again.

In Ottawa County, the winners of the primary elections that I wanted to congratulate were Ronald J. Frantz, Steve Kempker, Karen Jongekrijg Miedema, Vernon D. Helder and Judy Mulder. Mr. Frantz is the Ottawa County head prosecutor. Steve Kempker will be the Ottawa County Sheriff. Karen Miedema is running for Circuit Court Judge and Mr. Helder and Mrs. Mulder are running for the open judicial seat at the 58th District court.

Check out the web pages for Mr. Helder and Mrs. Mulder and Mrs Miedema! Finally, Mrs. Miedema will be running against Dan Martin this November.

We all have a duty to partake in our local elections. Educate yourself on the candidates and vote for the person you think will do the best job!

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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Criminal Sexual Conduct Results are hard to get in all courts throughout West Michigan. Getting Criminal Sexual Conduct Results requires lawyers who are willing to work hard for their clients and who have the experience necessary in handling these types of cases.

Attorney Ryan Maesen of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan knows how to get Criminal Sexual Conduct Results! Attorney Maesen had a client who was facing a minimum of 25 years in prison for a Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree charge. Mr Maesen took the case to trial and the client was not found guilty of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree!

If you are facing Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree charges, you could be facing a minimum of 25 years in prison. You need to contact The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today at 616-438-6719 and we'll try our hardest to get you Criminal Sexual Conduct Results!

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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You should know what your Miranda Rights are! I have had many clients that have slit their own throats (in the legal sense) by confessing to a crime. A confession can makes it harder for your defense attorney to win your case or get you the best results possible!

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?”

If you are under arrest, an officer must read your Miranda rights to you if he is going to interrogate you! If public safety is at risk, the officer does not have to read you your Miranda Rights and that evidence can be used against you.

A good informative website that deals with Miranda Rights can be found here.

The person arrested must answer questions about their age, address and name. A police officer can search someone under arrest to make sure the arresting officer is safe. Any confession made before Miranda Rights are read will probably make it way into court.

If you have been read your Miranda Rights and then waive those rights, a person under arrest can still change their mind during the interrogation and remain silent. This is called pleading the fifth.

If you have any questions relating to your Miranda Rights, call me today at 616-438-6719! The call is free. Will you be?

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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If you are facing criminal charges, the first stop in your case is called an arraignment. At your arraignment, you will be told what charges you are facing. For example, “Retail Fraud in the third degree.” You will also be told what the maximum penalties are. For example, “Retail Fraud is punishable by up to 93 days in jail.”

I have been told many time by clients or people who call me up for a free consultation at 616-438-6719, that they want to plea guilty at their arraignment. Some of these people tell me that they did the crime and want to take responsibility for their actions. If the crime is a misdemeanor, I also hear a lot that people say they just want to get the process over with.

Let me be blunt: DO NOT PLEA GUILTY AT YOUR ARRAIGNMENT! Call me first at 616-438-6719 and I will talk to you about case and why you should not plea guilty at your arraignment. The call is free!

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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Nice Win

The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan enjoyed a nice win at Kentwood District Court the other day. We had an assault and battery case that went to trial. The facts were tough and didn’t look good for us. However, we fought hard and enjoyed the fruits of our nice win when the jury came back with a not guilty verdict.

Trials are not always the best way to settle a case. Many times, a plea deal can be a nice win as well. In some cases, the facts are not good for a defendant. In these cases, The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan will work hard to get you the best results possible. We will take a proactive approach to your case. Once you retain us, we will use every little trick we know to get you the best results possible.

If you are looking defense attorneys who believe in outstanding customer service and who will guide you every step of the way in the jungle that is criminal law, call The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today at 616-438-6719! The call is free, will you be?

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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I came across a disturbing report that was released by the United States Department of Justice. The DOJ's report shines light on a serious issue that police departments across the country must address. The report found that 84 percent of police officers surveyed by the Department of Justice claimed to have seen colleagues use excessive force on civilians. Just as disturbing, 61 percent reported they don't always report "even serious criminal violations that involve abuse of authority by fellow officers."

We can conclude that police brutality is a problem. So how do we solve police brutality? While we can never totally eliminate it, a study out of California provides us with evidence that can help reduce police brutality. The report found that police officers who were required to wear cameras that always recorded their interactions with citizens caused "public complaints against officers to plunge 88% compared to the previous 12 months. Officers' use of force fell by 60%.

Knowing their actions were being recorded, officers acted differently than when their actions were not being recorded.

It is time for all counties and police agencies in Michigan to have body cams on them that record all their actions with the public. It reduces violence and protects good officers from false allegations of abuse.

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan loves getting 48th Circuit Court Results! Our most resent 48th Circuit Court Results involved a client of ours facing Larceny in a Building charges. This was a serious felony charge with our client facing up to four years in prison. We worked hard on this case and got the serious four year felony dropped. Our client entered a guilty plea to a lesser charged under 7411! This means our client will not have a criminal record if our client is able to complete probation successfully!

It can be tough to get 48th Circuit Court Results! Judge Cronin is a harsh when it comes sentencing those guilty of felony crimes before him. Ninety-eight percent of the time Judge Cronin hands out at least jail sentences on felony cases before him. In the case being discussed in this blog post, our client got no jail time! Our client loved the 48th Circuit Court Results we got!

If you or anyone else you know is facing felony charges at the 48th Circuit Court in Allegan County, please contact The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today at 616-438-6719! The call is free! Will you be?

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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61st District Court Results!

We love getting our clients 61st District Court Results! We had a client facing domestic violence charges and the prosecutor refused to drop the domestic violence charges against our client. So, we did what we had to do and took the case to trial.

Domestic violence charges are often issued simply on the statement of the victim. Many times, there are no witnesses to the crime other than the victim and the defendant. To put it another way, it is a he said, she said case. People are often surprised when we tell them that all that is needed to convicted them of a crime like domestic violence is the word of the victim. If the jury believes the word of the victim, the defendant will be convicted. You don’t have to have evidence of an injury to be convicted of domestic violence. This puts people charged with domestic violence in a tough spot. Do they take a diversion program even if they know they are innocent?

We knew we had to fight for our client if we were going to get him 61st District Court Results! How sweet it was when we heard the words, “Not Guilty!” Our client was thrilled and we are extremely happy for him.

If you want 61st District Court Results, contact us today at 616-438-6719! The call is free!

Our Grand Rapids 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 Defense Lawyers Also Proudly Serve The West Michigan Cities Of: Grand Rapids, Holland, Allendale, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Hudsonville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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Melanie Mccarty
11 months ago
Shawn was an amazing attorney! From the very first consult to the end Shawn was professional, knowlagable, and so friendly. I talked to many different attorneys when I began my search for hire and Shawn outshined the rest with his personable and dedicated demeanor. He made me feel at ease with the legal process and got the end result I wanted. Highly recommended!
Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Thank you so much! I am glad I could help you out!
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Lisa agr
a year ago
Society will have you believe that lawyers are sharks and will try to trick you at every corner if you aren't careful. Mr. Haff defied every stereo type possible. He was kind and understanding and was willing to work with me--something I did not find in the nine other lawyers I contacted. I was hesitant to obtain legal council because I thought I could not afford it, and wasn't sure there was anything a lawyer could do for me. If you are on the fence about hiring or obtaining a lawyer, then you really do need one. Having a lawyer means you aren't fighting for yourself on your own. It means there is someone who will be sitting next to you at court, and someone who you can ask all of the middle of the night questions that pop into your head. Family is great. But there is no substitute for someone who has gone to law school and knows the ins and outs of the system and can tell you what to expect. If you are in the Grand Rapids area and have been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney, and I highly recommend you consult with Mr. Haff before hiring anyone else. With Mr. Haff you will get an experienced, down to earth man, who will look out for your best interest. He is very professional, but personable, and isn't someone who will show up to court with sucker in his mouth. Mr. Haff has assisted me at every stop in the road, and hasn't stopped looking out for me. Like you are, I read all of these reviews before calling Mr. Haff. I wasn't sure that I would have the same great experience that others had, and to be honest I thought they were inflated, but please listen to me when I say, every word of this is true. Do yourself a favor and call or email him. You don't have anything to loose by doing so, but you might have a lot to gain. I wish you all the luck on whatever your situation is and hope this has helped you.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you so much for this wonderful review!
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Ryan Maesen
a year ago
Good lawyers work here who know how to get results! If you are facing criminal charges, I would use them.
Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Thanks for the kind words Ryan!
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tommy Daydonti
2 years ago
I was very pleased with the results I got on my felony case. Their rates were fair and they kept me informed on my case every step of they way. I will use them again if I ever need their services.
Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Thank you Tom! I am touched by your kind words!
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Tom Tubergen
a year ago
I've had the privilege of working with Shawn for several years with his criminal defense legal practice in West Michigan. Shawn is a tremendously competent criminal defense attorney representing hundreds of clients throughout all of Western Michigan. I admire him for his honesty, ethics and a high level of personal integrity. But most of all, I especially appreciate his concern for protecting average citizens from zealous prosecutors and sloppy law enforcement investigators. When people get caught up in our scary, heavy-handed legal system, you need somebody like Shawn Haff that you know is going to defend you, and really cares as much as I know Shawn does.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thanks Tom! I'm glad to have worked with you as well!
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Billy Barnett
12 months ago
Shawn is a tough lawyer who fights hard for his clients. You can trust him and his firm to get you results on your case.
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George M. Ropp
12 months ago
I was facing a felony charge of parental kidnapping! Shawn told me he would file a motion to dismiss the criminal charges. Shawn kept his word and the prosecutor dismissed the charges the day of the hearing.
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Sandra Johnson
a year ago
Very competent attorney who really cares about getting results for your case.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you for the kind words!