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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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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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Guns and alcohol don’t mix! Putting these two things together is asking for trouble. If you are in possession of guns and under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance, there are heavy penalties to pay. Serious prison time awaits anyone who injuries or kills another person because you were under the influence of alcohol while using a gun.

Elements of the Offense
MCL 750.237 prohibits a person from possessing, using in any manner, having under control, or discharging guns under any of the following circumstances:
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 grams or more
Under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance, or combination thereof
Use of alcohol, controlled substance, or combination thereof impairs the ability to use a firearm
Penalties

A person found guilty of possessing, or discharging a firearm while under the influence of alcohol is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a fine up to $100 for being in possession and a fine up to $500 for using or discharging. It is a felony to injury or kill someone while under the influence of alcohol while possessing a gun.  If the discharge of the firearm causes serious impairment of a bodily function (serious injury) it is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine from $1,000-5,000 plus costs. If the discharge caused the death of another person, it is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine from $2,500-10,000 plus costs.
If a police officer has probable cause to believe you are possessing a gun under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance, the officer can require you to take a chemical test.
Before submitting to a chemical test the police officer must inform a suspect of the following:
If the suspect refuses to submit, the officer can request a warrant from a judge or magistrate
If the suspect submits, they may seek a second chemical test of their own choosing
Michigan has various laws against pointing a firearm at another person and discharging a firearm. Depending on various factors, they range from a low level misdemeanor to a serious felony.

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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More Kalamazoo Success for The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan!  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!  More Kalamazoo Success stories like the one mentioned above is what we always strive for at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan.

We have a proven track record of fighting hard for our clients in all West Michigan counties such as Ottawa, Newaygo, Kent and Allegan.  More Kalamazoo Success stories should be coming to this blog in the future!  Just remember, we have gotten great results in courts all around West Michigan.  The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan won't rest until you get the best result possible!

Call us today at 616-438-6719 if you are facing any criminal charges! We will let you know if we think we can enjoy more Kalamazoo success when it comes to your case! Remember 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, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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I’m moving on up!  I’m moving on up Avvo.com that is!  I reached the prestigious 9/10 rating the other day!  This rates me as “Superb.”  I am humbled by this rating and deeply thankful to God for all the blessings I have received in my life. The meaning of this rating goes beyond the number itself. It represents my clients and colleagues who have “graded” me as an attorney. It is my reputation, which means more to me than any number.

I formed The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan because I wanted to provide my clients with honest, dependable and respectful criminal defense.  Customer service is one of my highest priorities as an attorney! I am dedicated to making sure my clients receive top notch customer service! I am stunned at how often I hear complaints from people who call me about the poor customer service they are receiving from their criminal defense lawyer.  This won’t happen if you hire me or anyone who works with The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan.

Recently, I heard that a local public defenders office in town refused to talk with the family members of one of their clients. Their honest answer was that they were too busy to talk to family members about the case. This will never happen at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan.  Why risk this kind of poor customers service from a public defender’s office?

If you are facing criminal charges in any West Michigan court, call us 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, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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This is a great article from the Washington Post that I wanted to share with you! You can find the article here.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/americans-are-bargaining-…/
The presumption of innocence helps to combat prejudice and prejudging in the U.S. criminal justice system. But because plea bargains have supplanted trials in our criminal justice system, that presumption does not apply to most cases in the United States.
Prejudice against the accused is quite common. Consider your own experience: If you see that a police car has pulled a driver over to the side of a highway, what do you make of the situation? Most people probably think to themselves, “Hmm, that driver was probably caught speeding.” Similarly, if you heard that one of your neighbors had been arrested, you would likely say to yourself, “I wonder what crime he committed.” It is a common reaction to presume that the authorities had a good reason to detain or arrest someone.
To protect the innocent, however, the law demands that incriminating evidence be presented in court. The Constitution says every person accused of a crime has the right to an impartial jury trial. If the jury is persuaded that a person is guilty, then that person can lose his liberty and be punished. That is a sensible procedure for a just system, and it is why Americans have taken pride in our Bill of Rights.
Unfortunately, the system that is described by our school teachers and that Americans see on television and in the movies is now defunct. Jury trials are now rare events in the United States. In fact, about 95 percent of the cases moving through the system will not go to trial. The overwhelming majority of cases will be resolved by plea bargains.
In a plea bargain, the prosecutor typically offers the defendant a reduced prison sentence if he agrees to waive his right to a jury trial and admit guilt in a brief hearing before a judge. Prosecutors use their power to pressure people who have been accused of a crime, and are presumed innocent, to waive their right to a trial and admit guilt.
We know this is true because prosecutors admit that this is what they are doing. The Supreme Court has approved these prosecutorial tactics in the landmark 1978 case, Bordenkircher v. Hayes. By a close 5-4 vote, the court said there was no constitutional problem with pressuring the accused to waive his trial and admit guilt. According to the court, there is no illegal coercion “so long as the accused is free to accept or reject the prosecution’s offer.”
But from a defendant’s perspective, plea bargaining extorts guilty pleas. Casual observers of our legal system will sometimes say that they would never plead guilty to a crime if they were innocent. An easy claim to make — but it is another thing when your freedom is actually on the line.
Imagine learning that the government has a “witness” who is willing to tell lies about you in court. And then your own attorney tells you that his best advice is for you to go into court, say you’re guilty and accept one year in prison instead of risking a 10-year prison sentence should the jury believe the lying witness. It’s an awful predicament for innocent people who get swept up in criminal cases. As William Young, then chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Boston observed in a 2004 opinion: “The focus of our entire criminal justice system has shifted away from trials and juries and adjudication to a massive system of sentence bargaining that is heavily rigged against the accused.”
Prosecutors do not set out to deliberately lock up innocent people. They’re dealing with crushing caseloads and believe that they are doing the best they can to administer justice fairly.
What happens when an innocent person has pled guilty, but regrets that decision later? The law is not very sympathetic. Rules vary across jurisdictions, but it is generally very difficult to retract a guilty plea and obtain a new trial — even when the government’s witnesses change their tune about what really happened. The government fights these legal moves all the time with the argument that the public has an interest in the “finality of judgments.”
Ironically, the prisoners who keep insisting upon their innocence face greater punishment. At the sentencing phase of a case, the judge typically wants to know if the convicted person will “accept responsibility” for his conduct and the consequences of his actions. Maintaining one’s innocence at sentencing will mean more, not less, prison time.
The same cruel twist will come into play down the road — when the innocent person becomes eligible for parole. Parole boards are looking for candidates who are contrite. Candidates who express remorse for their past actions stand a better chance than those who claim they have been unjustly imprisoned because they never committed the crime.
Some say that the nightmare scenario of innocents behind bars is inevitable because the system has to be administered by people — and people make mistakes. That truth should not be invoked to deflect consideration of reform proposals that can minimize unjust convictions. A re-examination of plea-bargaining practices is long overdue.
Thank you Washington Post for posting this great article!
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, 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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A firearm is a dangerous weapon that can end the life of a human being or seriously injury another human being. Firearms charges are taken very seriously by all local prosecutors. If you are facing any type of firearms charges, you need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer by your side asap! You need to call The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan immediately if you are arrested on firearms charges!

It is illegal for a person to intentionally point a firearm at a human being. A person who points a firearm at another human being is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and/or a fine up to $500 plus costs.

A person that discharges a firearm while it is intentionally aimed at a human being, but not not injure the human being is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $500 plus costs. This statute does not apply to a police officer on duty.

It is a felony to discharge a firearm from any type of motor vehicle. The severity of the penalties for this felony charge depends on how injured the person is that had the gun pointed at them.

If the safety of a person is endangered, the maximum punishment is 10 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000 plus costs. It the firearm was shot and a person suffered a physical injury the person who fired the gun is facing up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine up to $15,000 plus costs. If the gun shot causes a serious impairment of a bodily function, the crime can be punished by up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine up to $25,000 plus costs. If the discharge causes the death of human being, it is punishable by up to life in prison or any term of years.

Consecutive sentencing may apply if the defendant is convicted of any other charges from the same incident. If applied, the defendant will always end up serving more time.

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 was proud of the Grandville results I got a client of mine a few days back. My client was facing an OWI second offense and a felony charge.  I was able to get the OWI second offense dropped to a lesser charge and I was also able to get the felony charge dropped!

These are the kinds of Grandville results I work hard to get my clients every day! Call me today at 616-438-6719! The call is free! I will talk with you about your case and let you know if I think I can get you the same Grandville results in your case. Again, the call is free so you have nothing to lose except your freedom! Don't wait! Call me 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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Kalamazoo Success!

The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan enjoyed our Kalamazoo Success today in district court!  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. This Kalamazoo Success story is what we always strive for at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan.

We have a history of fighting hard for our clients in all West Michigan counties such as Kent, Ottawa and Allegan. While our Kalamazoo Success was amazing, we have gotten great results all over West Michigan.

Call us today at 616-438-6719 if you are facing any criminal charges! We will let you know if we think our Kalamazoo Success story applies to your case.

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, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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We are still on a roll!  The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan loves getting criminal charges dropped for our clients.  The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan also likes getting great deals for our clients! Recently, we posted about getting misdemeanor charges dropped at 63rd  and 61st district courts in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We felt great about getting our clients those kind of results! We won’t rest until we get our clients a deal that we feel is the best one possible or until we get a not guilty verdict at trial.

At District Court in Berrien County last week, we were able to get a misdemeanor charge dropped!  We are still on a roll!  However, the good news for our clients and was just getting started. We represent a young man who was facing a life offense.  Thanks to our hard work, we were able to get the prosecutor to agree to have our client plead guilty to a one year misdemeanor.  The attorney we substituted in for, wished us good luck at getting him a better offer! Like I said, we are still on a roll!

Don’t face an aggressive prosecutor by yourself! Call The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today at 616-438-6719! The call is free!  We will guide you through a complex system and fight hard to get you the best result possible. While we can’t guarantee you that we’ll still be on a roll when you call us, we can promise you our best effort!

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, Coopersville, Spring Lake, Ionia, Hastings, Stanton, White Cloud, Newaygo, Zeeland and Allegan.
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The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan is an aggressive criminal defense firm that puts customers first! We are a dedicated legal firm serving clients facing criminal charges in Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent, Allegan, Kalamazoo, Ionia, Mecosta, Oceana, Montcalm, Newaygo and Barry Counties in West Michigan.

We provide a comprehensive range of services in Criminal Law, including:
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8 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!
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"Shawn Haff was very polite whenever we spoke, and he never once judged me based on my charges. Shawn was always on time looked presentable and worked great Magic for my case. By the time we were done at sentencing the judge throw out my paperwork for a 45 day sentence and I walked with 90 hours community service and 5 years probation when I was facing 2, 5 year felonies to begin with. I felt Shawn had a great relationship with the judges we seen, he even went to every court hearing with me from arraignment to sentencing. It was a huge benefit to have him show up at my arraignments because 1st felony was a rare 100$ bond and 2nd arraignment they granted me a p.r bond. I recommend Shawn to all my friends ... he was very helpful and walked us through every step of the way. My outcome was great !!! 10 stars for this lawyer :)!!!"
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Billy Barnett
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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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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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Tom Tubergen
10 months 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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Thanks Tom! I'm glad to have worked with you as well!
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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 - 9 months 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 - 8 months ago
Thanks for the kind words Ryan!
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Sandra Johnson
10 months ago
Very competent attorney who really cares about getting results for your case.
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Thank you for the kind words!