Personable And Effective Criminal Defense Representation
At The Smith Law Offices, P.C., we offer focused representation to people throughout southeast Michigan who have been charged with a crime. We believe the best way to build an effective lawyer-client relationship is through face-to-face interaction. We will take the time to listen closely so that we learn the details of your arrest, as well as your goals. We are committed to helping you pursue the outcome you want.
We intentionally keep our practice small so that we can devote our full attention, energy and efforts to getting the results you seek. Because of our considerable knowledge and attention to the needs of our clients, many of our new cases come to us as referrals.
The Criminal Defense Services We Offer
We focus our criminal defense practice exclusively on the needs of people facing prosecution for misdemeanor offenses. We handle a wide range of misdemeanors, including:
- Minor in possession (MIP)
- Traffic offenses, including speeding, reckless driving or leaving the scene of an accident
- DUI or drinking and driving
- Theft offenses such as shoplifting
- Low-level drug charges, including possession of controlled substances
When you hire us to defend you on a misdemeanor charge, we will fully investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, including the tactics used by the police or prosecutors to gather evidence against you. We will review police reports and question witnesses to verify that there was probable cause to conduct a search or seizure, and that you were properly notified of your rights if taken into custody.
Because of our experience handling criminal matters in the local courts, we know the local prosecutors and can anticipate the strategies they will use to try to get a conviction. We also know how and when to seek a plea bargain or to protect your rights in court.