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Bail Bonds

Types of Bail Bonds

In Michigan, there are four different types of bail bonds. During a criminal case, the defendant will have to post some kind of bond at their arraignment. In other situations, the defendant will be required to post a bond at the jail. After the defendant does this, they will be released.

The best bond a person can get is a personal recognizance bond. A personal recognizance bond does not require the defendant to post any cash. The defendant needs to agree to follow the conditions of bond and promise to appear for future court dates. If you hire a lawyer, your chances of getting a PR bond are better. By retaining a lawyer, you are showing the court you plan on staying in the area. You also show the court you are taking your criminal charge(s) seriously. A cash bond is the worst type of bond a defendant can get. It requires the full amount of the bond to be posted. If a judge gives you a $50,000.00 cash bond, you must come up with the full amount of money to post your bond.

A cash/surety bond is the third of four types of bail bonds. This bail bond requires the defendant to pay the full amount of the bond or use some type of collateral for 90% of the bond total, and then have the bail bondsman post the other 90% in cash. The 10% fee that the bail bondsman takes are not applied to fines and costs at the end of the case. It is money lost to the bail bondsman. Finally, there is the 10% bond, that requires a total of 10% of the bond to be posted. This bond does not require collateral for the other 90% of the bond.

Pay for Good Representation First
We receive numerous calls from people seeking our expert representation. When we quote them or a fair and reasonable price, we are told far too often that they could have hired us but they used up all their money bonding out. This is a very foolish way of thinking! You have to think about the long game. Do you want to face more jail time at sentencing because you didn’t hire a great lawyer to work on your case? A lawyer can work with you to lower your bond. A great lawyer can save you years of your life from being wasted on incarceration.

If you have a loved one or family member in jail and they are calling you up begging you to bail them out of jail, remember the advice above. You must think about the long-term consequences of quickly bailing someone out at the expense of retaining an outstanding lawyer. You may regret it later on!

If you have any further questions regarding bail bonds, please call Shawn today at 616-438-6719! He knows how to get results! The call is free! Will you be?

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

The article posted below this blog shows us the legal problems a defendant can have if they go with a court-appointed attorney. If you want an attorney who is going to be with you every step of the way, an attorney who will return your calls and talk to your family about your case (assuming you want them to have that information) then you need to hire retained counsel. I have not had one single person tell me that I never promptly returned their calls and kept them informed about what was going on in their case.

As the article points out, there are severe flaws in our state’s court-appointed attorney system. Do not rely on the state to solve the problem by throwing more money at the problem! Be part of the solution and hire retained counsel to represent you! It’s worth the money to call Shawn today at 616-438-6719.

Many times the wise words “you get what you pay for,” apply to court-appointed attorneys. Don’t be cheap! Do what you have to do to hire us today! Let us put our professional expertise to work for you in your time of crisis. Don’t risk your future liberty with legal problems that can be avoided by calling Shawn today at 616-438-6719!

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

Failure to stop at the scene of an accident, better known as hit and run, is a traffic criminal offense in all Michigan courtrooms. The penalties for this charge depend on the injury or damage that has happened due to the accident. Anytime you have reason to know you were in an accident, you must stop and you must remain at the scene of the accident. It does not matter if the accident takes place on public or private property. A hit and run accident is a crime. You are required by law to stop and remain there until the requirements of the law are met.

The requirements are as follows:

Give your name and address, the registration number of the vehicle you are operating to a police officer or the driver.
You must show your driver’s license to a police officer or the driver
You must render assistance and medical aid to anyone who is injured in the accident.
While on the side of the road, you should take all steps necessary to make sure that your car is not obstructing traffic.

You can be charged with a felony if you fail to follow the law requirements above and your accident results in a serious impairment of a body function. This felony is punishable by up to 5 years in prison a fine of up to $5,000. If the accident you cause with your automobile from not following the law above cause a death, you will be guilty of a 15-year felony. The fine you could be hammered with is up to 10,000 dollars.

If you cause an accident that results in damage to a vehicle, you could only be guilty of a misdemeanor. This charge is only punishable by 90 days in jail and a $100 fine.

The implications of your accident carry more than just criminal charges, incarceration or fines. You also are facing driver’s license sanctions from the Michigan Secretary of State once you have a criminal conviction. The punishments from the Secretary of State range from revocation of your license to a 90-day suspension and sometimes no suspension or revocation at all. You will receive six points on your license for failing to stop at an accident.

If you are facing any criminal charge related to leaving the scene of an accident, you need to call Shawn asap at 616-438-6719. The call is free! Shawn will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will work hard to get you results!

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

If you are accused of Calvin College sexual misconduct, you need to be prepared for what you are going to be facing. A person who is part of the Safer Spaces Committee, assigned by the Safer Spaces Administrator and the SSA is the person who serves as the Title IX Coordinator. Members of the Safer Spaces Committee are all Calvin College faculty and staff.

If you are found to be guilty of Calvin College Sexual Misconduct, you will face discipline. The discipline will be imposed by the Calvin Hearing Panel. This hearing panel is made up of members who are part of the safer spaces committee.

Below we are going to give you a description of what to expect if you are facing Calvin College Sexual Misconduct Allegations. Below we will go into detail about every step of the process.

A COMPLAINT AGAINST YOU IS MADE

A Calvin College sexual misconduct investigation begins when a person files a complaint to the Safer Spaces Administrator. A complaint can be filed by the person who claims to be the victim or by anyone else in the college community, a guest or even a visitor to the college.

Complaints can start out by being made to the Safer Spaces Administrator. Another way a complaint can be made is by contacting a faculty member. Anyone who works at Calvin College has a duty to report all allegations to the SSA. Any employee who learns of a complaint regarding sexual misconduct is obligated to report those allegations to the Safer Spaces Administrator.

THE SAFER SPACES COORDINATOR THEN SITS DOWN WITH THE COMPLAINANT.

After a report of misconduct is made, a Safer Spaces coordinators will meet with the person who filed the complaint. During this stage, the coordinator will explain to the person who filed the complaint how the investigation and discipline process goes. This will include explaining the options, sources, support, and remedies that are available to the person who filed the complaint.

ARE INTERIM REMEDIES CALLED FOR?

After the meeting with the Safer Spaces Coordinator has to decide if interim remedies need to be imposed. Interm remedies are things such as counseling, changing housing, changing work assignments and providing campus escorts, and suspension of student organizations and security arrangements.

ASSIGNMENT OF AN INVESTIGATOR

After meetIng with the complainant and potentially imposing interim remedies, the report will be given to one or more Safer Spaces Committee members. These members are trained to conduct things kinds of investigations. At this point and time, the investigator notifies the accused student they are under investigation.

BEGINNING THEIR INVESTIGATION

The Safer Spaces investigator, after completing an interview with the accused student and interviewing with the complainant, the investigator will interview all other witnesses.as well as any other witnesses they wish to interview. The investigator will also attempt to gather other types of evidence such as social media, photos, videos, text messages and interviews with the police if there is a criminal investigation going on. The investigator will try to have everything completed in 60 days. However, it may take longer to complete the investigation. If this is the case, they will notify the accused and the complainant.

If you are accused of sexual misconduct, you do not have to agree to be interviewed. You have to be very careful about what you say if you are being interviewed. What you say during this interview could be used against you in a criminal case. When it comes to charges dealing with Criminal Sexual Conduct, you could be facing up to life in prison. Your words could be twisted against you even if you deny doing anything wrong.

During this process, the accused has the right to choose and consult with an advisor. This advisor can be an attorney. This is also a tough situation to be in. On one hand, you want to up show the school you are innocent and try to avoid serious academic consequences. However, you don’t want to say anything that will make you look guilty or get twisted around to put you in a bad light.

THE INVESTIGATOR CREATES A REPORT OF THE INVESTIGATION.

When the investigation is finished, the Safer Spaces investigator reports the results of the investigation.

THE SAFER SPACES COORDINATOR REVIEWS THE REPORT AND CHOOSES A RESOLUTION.

The Safer Spaces Coordinator will now look over the report and determine if the investigation has been thorough, fair and objective. If the report is found to be fair etc, a resolution process will begin. The resolution process can be no further action, additional investigation, informal resolutions, resolution without a hearing and a hearing.

After review of the RRI, the Safer Spaces Coordinator will choose the Report Resolution Process (RRP) that they believe is appropriate based upon the results of the investigation.

The only time a resolution is done without a hearing is when the accused admits responsibility for a policy violation and agrees with the proposed sanctions.

Where the facts or findings are disputed, a hearing will then take place.

THREE MEMBERS OF THE SAFER SPACES COMMITTEE WILL SERVE ON THE PANEL.

The hearing takes place in front of the Calvin Hearing Panel (CHP). The CHP is made up of three members of the Safer Spaces Committee. There will be a chair of the hearing and two other members. These members will not have involved with the investigation so far.

THE HEARING

The Calvin Panel will conduct a meeting and will look over the evidence. The evidence will include the report of the results of the prior investigation. The accused student will have a chance to respond to the evidence and given a chance to review it. The accused student will also have the right to have an advisor present during the hearing.

THE PANEL WILL HAVE DELIBERATIONS AND ISSUE RECOMMENDED FINDINGS AND SANCTIONS.

After the hearing, the panel will deliberate in private and decide on the findings and potential sanctions. There will be a written report. The will determine if it is more likely than not that a policy violation has taken place.

THE PRESIDENT OF CALVIN REVIEWS THE REPORT AND CAN MAKE CHANGES TO IT.

The President will review the RFS, and can change the findings or sanctions. Once this is done, the process moves along towards the implementation of sanctions. These sanctions could be something as simple as counseling, suspension for awhile or expulsion from school.

THE ACCUSED STUDENT OR COMPLAINANT MAY APPEAL THE FINDING AND SANCTIONS.

The accused student and the complainant can potentially file an appeal on limited grounds. The only grounds available for appeal are based on a procedural error that could have impacted the outcome, new evidence has come to light or the sanctions imposed were too harsh given the violation.

This hearing will be heard by a three-person panel made up for members of the safer spaces committee that have not had any prior involvement in the case. An appeal must be delivered in writing by either party within 14 days. Appeal decisions are issued within seven days and are final.

Our 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 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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Heroin

HEROIN DESTROYING LIVES IN WEST MICHIGAN

West Michigan is a great place to live! We have friendly people, great land, and beautiful lakes to enjoy. However, when it comes to heroin, we are no different than a lot of other places across the United States. West Michigan has seen a huge increase in heroin overdoses that have resulted in death.

The main reason we have witnessed this horrible fact is the price of this drug has gone down. Heroin is cheaper than other illegal drugs such as cocaine. Since the price is lower, people are able to buy more heroin doses which leads to a greater increase in addiction and death from overdoses. Drug dealers in West Michigan are looking at harsh penalties if they are caught selling this drug in any court throughout West Michigan. Even if you are charged with a possession, the penalties can be stiff.

The link below is a story that recently made WoodTv New 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The powerful story is about a young woman who died from a heroin overdose. If you are addicted to drugs, please call Shawn today at 616-438-6719. He can help you get the help you need! If you are charged with a crime for using or selling drugs, call Shawn today at 616-438-6719. The call is free! Don’t wait, call today!

http://woodtv.com/investigative-story/meghans-cry-battling-the-heroin-epidemic/

Our 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 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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Independence Day

Happy Independence Day from The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan. If you get in trouble this Independence Day, please call Shawn immediately at 616-438-6719. I will be happy to use my professional expertise to get you the best results possible. Enjoy these poems and remember this Independence Day that freedom isn’t free!

I walked through a county courthouse square,
On a park bench an old man was sitting there.
I said, “Your old courthouse is kinda run down.”
He said, “Naw, it’ll do for our little town.”
I said, “Your flagpole has leaned a little bit,
And that’s a Ragged Old Flag you got hanging on it.

He said, “Have a seat”, and I sat down.
“Is this the first time you’ve been to our little town?”
I said, “I think it is.” He said, “I don’t like to brag,
But we’re kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag.”

“You see, we got a little hole in that flag there
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key
Sat watching it writing Oh Say Can You See.
And it got a bad rip in New Orleans
With Packingham and Jackson tuggin’ at its seams.”

“And it almost fell at the Alamo
Beside the Texas flag, but she waved on through.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on that Ragged Old Flag.”

“On Flanders Field in World War I
She got a big hole from a Bertha gun.
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp and low by the time it was through.
She was in Korea and Vietnam.
She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam.”

“She waved from our ships upon the briny foam,
And now they’ve about quit waving her back here at home.
In her own good land she’s been abused —
She’s been burned, dishonored, denied and refused.”

“And the government for which she stands
Is scandalized throughout the land.
And she’s getting threadbare and wearing thin,
But she’s in good shape for the shape she’s in.
‘Cause she’s been through the fire before
And I believe she can take a whole lot more.”

“So we raise her up every morning,
Take her down every night.
We don’t let her touch the ground
And we fold her up right.
On second thought I DO like to brag,
‘Cause I’m mighty proud of that Ragged Old Flag.”

Johnny Cash

Freedom is non-negotiable I do decree,
However, at what price and when is freedom, no longer free.
I ask this question because I am sure that we all agree,
Our country has become so corrupt.

Our ruling politicians are causing chaos and unrelenting strife,
While they abuse our trust, our taxes and embezzlement is rife,

When Joe Citizen finds it hard to stomach the deterioration of so many things,
And our leaders believe that we are their pawns and they are the kings.
When an immoral, unethical, dishonest leader expects us to jump when he sings,
Is the reason that all creed and colors are looking abroad to spread their wings.

Our leaders must realize circumventing the law for self-enrichment is not the key,
If we want our country to be prosperous and to be revered internationally.
A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee,
Of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free.

Michael Sage

Our 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 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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If you are a person who is innocent of child molestation, being accused of such a heinous crime is a terrifying experience.  Perhaps without warning, your life has been torn apart by a kids' lie. Your neighbors, friends, family members and society as a whole are suspicious of you. The penalties for the crime you are being accused of could destroy you.  You may very well be fired from your job, lose your family, experience a loss of friends and of course your freedom.

Kids lie. They can lie about simple things like if they cleaned their room. Kids lie about extremely important issues like if they stole.  And if you are wondering if kids lie about being sexually abused the answer is yes!

As any lawyer who has represented someone accused of criminal sexual conduct against a child knows there is a myth out there that kids wouldn't lie about sexual abuse.  The cold harsh reality of those charged with child molestation is that the vast majority of jurors will take the word of the kid as all the evidence that is needed to convict someone of sexual assault. So much for the benefit of the doubt with regards to the presumption of innocence.  If you are charged with child molestation, you need an attorney that understands you will need to aggressively act to prove your innocence if you take your case to trial.

So why do kids lie? There are various reasons why.  The key to understanding is to find out as much as possible about the child, to examine the family life to see what was going on in the child's life when they told the lie.  Adults can influence a child to tell a lie regarding sexual assault.  A child may sometimes lie because they believe it will help get them out of trouble.

Once your attorney has established a reason why the child has told a false story, your attorney must be able to provide this story to the jury in a clear-cut manner that a jury finds believable.

If you are looking for an experienced attorney who has handled Criminal Sexual Conduct charges before, you need to call Shawn at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan today. We have the attorneys who know that it is important to discover why a child is lying about your case. We understand that you need to have an attorney who will feel driven to prove your innocencea at trial. We have the attorneys that will be ready to cross-examine the child effectively at trial.

Call us today at 616-438-6719! The call is free!

Our 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 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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Disorderly Person

The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan has represented people charged under Michigan’s “disorderly person” statue. This statute reads that a “person who is intoxicated in a public place and who is either endangering directly the safety of another person or property or is acting in a manner that causes a public disturbance.” There are also many city ordinances as well that deal with disorderly person charges. For example, one local city ordinance states that “No person shall be intoxicated in a public place and endanger directly the safety of another person.”

The Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court have found that “public disturbance” does not provide clear guidance as to what kind of conduct might be illegal. What one person finds disturbing, another person might not find disturbing at all.

Michigan Courts have solved this problem by focusing on the portion of the law that makes it a crime to directly endanger a person’s property or safety. A person can not get in trouble for just being drunk, a person must be drunk and engage in actions that directly endanger a person’s safety or property. Under this current law, it is not illegal to be a danger to yourself.

You can endanger your own safety and that is not illegal. If you pass out from being intoxicated on a sidewalk outside a restaurant, unless there are more facts, you are not guilty of disorderly person. If you hire The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan to represent you, we will raise this defense where it is appropriate.

One other important thing to note about disorderly person charges is that the conduct must take place in an area that open to the public. As a general rule of thumb, a public place is considered an area that is open for business or visitation by any member of society. A restaurant is a good example of a public place.

The maximum punishment for this charge is 90 days in jail and/or a $500.00 fine. Don’t face these charges alone. Call Shawn today at 616-438-6719. He will be happy to answer any questions you have and make sure your rights are protected.

Our 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 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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Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day from The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan! We salute all veterans who have served our country! Many veterans laid down their lives so we could enjoy the freedoms we do in America today. Many veterans have given up an arm, a leg or their mental health to protect our liberties.

This Memorial Day, the Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan asks all who are reading this post to take time out to thank a veteran!

We offer discounts to veterans who retain our firm. All you need to do is ask for our veterans discount when talking to one of our attorneys.

We hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend! Stay safe and don’t drink and drive!

Our 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 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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Our Promise

Our promise to all people calling The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan is to make the experience of hiring a criminal defense lawyer as painless as possible. Making phone calls to find an attorney to help you fight a crime you have been charged with can be a tough task. If you are like most people, you probably spent time on the internet doing research in hopes of finding the right attorney to represent you. Now it’s time to pick up the phone and start talking to lawyers about what’s happening with you. You may have a list of law firms ready to call, but here is our promise to you on what to expect when you call us at 616-438-6719.

You will speak to a lawyer, not a paralegal or a secretary.

When calling The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan, you can expect to be greeted by one of our lawyers who are able to help you with any questions you may have. We know you need answers quickly and we will do everything we can to get you an answer to those questions asap.

You can contact us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

We will return your calls as soon as possible if a lawyer doesn’t answer the phone the first time you call. We will also return all e-mails within 24 hours of contact. This applies to people that leave messages when we are not able to answer the phone. We do not promise to call you back if you do not leave a message when we can’t reach the phone.

Please have some general information about your case handy when you call.

When you talk to a lawyer at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan, you will be asked questions like what county is the charge in? What
charge are you facing? When is your next court date? Have you been charged or are you just being investigated for committing a crime? If you can, please have this information for us.

If you want to talk to a lawyer now about a criminal charge you are facing or may be charged with, call us today at 616-438-6719! The call is free!

Our 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 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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