If you had one wish, it would be to take back that one mistake that put you in this situation. You’ve been given a court date, and you know you could go to jail as a consequence of your actions—but you don’t need to serve time to understand what you did was wrong. How can you explain to the judge that you have never done this before, and that you will never do anything like it again?
Get Help From an Experienced Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Raymond Barry has practiced criminal law for twenty years. He has served as both a prosecuting and criminal defense attorney in Michigan, and his experience on both sides of the aisle allows him to see all sides of your case at a glance. When we present cases from first-time offenders to a judge, we fight to get the charges reduced, argue for minimal sentencing, and move to expunge criminal records so that they do not affect your future. Call us today to set up your first consultation in our offices, or have us come to you to discuss your criminal defense case.
We can represent clients facing a number of charges, including:
- Traffic offenses. Offenses such as speeding, reckless driving, illegal passing, running a red light, and attempting to flee from police officers are classified as civil infractions. In most cases, penalties involve points on your license, license suspension, and fines rather than the possibility of jail time. However, some traffic offenses can carry felony or misdemeanor charges, including drunk driving offenses and driving with a suspended license.
- Misdemeanor crimes. Misdemeanor is the term for minor offenses that do not involve great financial losses, major injuries, or death. Assault, battery, domestic violence, entering without permission, all qualify for misdemeanor charges. Some forms of theft, such as shoplifting, embezzlement, or retail fraud of less than $1,000 can also be charged as misdemeanors, leading to high fines and up to one year in jail for offenders.
- Felony charges. Felonies are serious crimes that usually involve death, high financial losses, or debilitating injuries. The penalties felony offenses in Michigan can include fines of thousands of dollars, as well as imprisonment in the state penitentiary for several years. If you have been charged with a felony offenses, it is vital that you contact our firm immediately for legal advice.
Speak to Our Oakland County Criminal Defense Team Today!
At Raymond C. Barry & Associates, we believe in a client-centered approach to criminal defense. We thoroughly educate our clients in the legal aspects of their charges, give counsel on the possible consequences, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and outline all possible options to resolve the matter in the client's best interest. In our law firm, clients have the final say whether they want to go to trial or to resolve the case without a trial. Contact our office today to discuss your case with an attorney.