What if we have to go to trial?

If we are unable to work out a plea bargain that is acceptable to you, we will take the case to trial.

Trial begins with jury selection, where we try to select an impartial jury by having jurors removed if they are biased against you or are not a good fit for your case.

Once we have selected a jury, I will have the chance to make an opening statement, question witnesses, present evidence, and make a closing argument about why the jury should find you Not Guilty.

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Admitted to practice law in 2014, Ann Arbor criminal defense attorney Robert Elmen defends people accused of crimes such as assault and battery, domestic violence, sex crimes, drug crimes, and drunk driving / OWI / DUI. His caring approach towards his clients sets him apart from other lawyers as he recognizes that people come to him during their darkest hours, looking for help, and for hope. Robert is a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and draws on his martial arts training to help himself and his clients remain calm in the face of what may seem like insurmountable odds.

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[W]ith his hard work and dedication I am still able to be at home with my family.
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