Why Is A Criminal Defense Lawyer Important To Your Case?

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Michigan criminal law statutes are complicated. When you have been charged with a crime, even a minor one, the stakes are high. You need someone on your side who you can trust, who will explain your situation, and who will fight to protect your rights. Even if you believe you are guilty, you can still benefit from working with a criminal defense lawyer.

I am criminal defense attorney Robert Elmen. I understand that being charged with a crime is a stressful experience. I know that you are probably coming to me during one of the most difficult times in your life. I recognize that I am not seeing you at your best.

That’s why my approach to criminal defense law is simple: I’m here to help by being a caring advocate who will help you through a difficult and stressful time. I will do my best to take care of you as an individual. I will advise you on how the law applies to your case and your unique situation. I will shoulder some of the emotional burden as we work together to achieve a favorable outcome in your case.

The Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

A criminal conviction, even for a relatively minor crime, can have serious implications. You could face significant fines, jail time, loss of your driver’s license, suspension or inability to obtain a professional license, and limitations on your civil rights like the right to vote, the right to hold office, and the right to own a gun.

As a criminal defense lawyer, I will defend your rights, protect you from the most serious consequences of a criminal conviction, and fight hard for the best results possible.

How Can a Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Help?

As a Michigan criminal defense lawyer, I do more than just represent you in court.

I know that being charged with a crime is scary and that you may feel alone and like you have nowhere to turn.

I will carefully analyze your situation, provide legal advice, and explain the potential consequences of the decisions you make about how to move forward with your criminal case.

I will provide an objective evaluation of your unique situation and help you identify and evaluate options that you might not have even considered.

I will critically evaluate the evidence the prosecutor intends to introduce to try to convict you and investigate creative strategies to challenge the evidence to have it excluded from consideration at trial.

I will also work with the prosecutor to try to negotiate a favorable resolution to your case. But if trial is the only option, I will protect your rights and fight for a Not Guilty verdict.

What Does a Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

As a criminal defense lawyer, I work hard every day to see that my clients get the best results possible. I hold the government accountable and stand up for the rights that are enshrined in the United States Constitution. I fight to protect people against illegal searches and seizures and make sure the government proves its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

And when the government doesn’t follow the rules, I make sure they pay for their mistakes. This can lead to a better resolution for you, like having the charges dropped or a much better plea deal that you would have otherwise received.

I also provide my clients with information about the charges they face, the potential penalties if they are convicted, available defenses, and the best way to get a favorable plea bargain.

Finally, I protect your future. If you are facing criminal charges, you face the prospect of losing your driving privileges, receiving financial aid or a college scholarship, and even the loss of employment opportunities.

Ultimately, I am here to defend your rights, your freedom, and your innocence. I see to it that you are innocent until proven guilty, and I help people by fighting for Not Guilty verdicts and having cases dismissed or charges reduced, often significantly.

Contact Elmen Legal for Aggressive Criminal Defense

Every day, my clients face the virtually unlimited resources of the government, whose goal is to find them guilty. I make sure the government follows the rules and that the prosecution does its job. I have the privilege of defending the Constitution, protecting the rights of my clients, and representing good people who have made a mistake.

If you have been charged with a crime, Elmen Legal can help. I invite you to read reviews from former clients, to get answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and to contact Elmen Legal today by calling (734) 707-8915, emailing robert@elmenlegal.com, or completing the online form.