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Nationally Top-Rated Criminal, Drunk/Drugged Driving Lawyers

If you are facing a criminal investigation, felony, misdemeanor, DUI/OWI or warrant for your arrest and made it this far, take the next step and contact ABDO LAW to get the highest nationally rated lawyers on your side to protect the rights of you or your loved ones. Our experience spans several decades representing first time offenders, repeat offenders and juveniles in the counties of Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair.

You can stop worrying the moment you get our team of attorneys on board and we will deal with the police and the court system to get you the BEST RESULTS. Contacting and hiring our team of lawyers is seamless with the option to retain us over the internet, phone or office appointment. There is nowhere else in the business where you can get straight answers, a same day appointment or jail visit, and FREE CONSULTATION with Macomb County criminal defense lawyers that have obtained top notch ratings from clients, lawyers and judges.

You Found Your Personal Metro Detroit Criminal Defense Lawyer

Are you looking for the BEST criminal defense attorneys in Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, New Baltimore, Romeo, Chesterfield Township, Macomb Township, Warren, Royal Oak, Marine City, Detroit or any other Metro Detroit jurisdiction? No problem because we’ve got you covered from the moment you are contacted by the police until your case is concluded.

Experience does matter! Over 10,000 criminal cases handled since our firm’s inception with referrals from past clients, other attorneys and judges means only one thing; you found the right law firm to handle your criminal, juvenile or drunk/drugged driving case. Hiring ABDO LAW means that you get can text, call or email an attorney without getting hit up for extra fees.

Contact ABDO LAW, (586) 412-5555 and find out how we can help you WIN to:

10 Things You Need to Know if You are Being Investigated or Charged

If you are being investigated or have been charged with a crime, making decisions under stress and without a sound legal strategy can lead to devastating consequences. The police, prosecutor, victim’s rights advocate, probation department and the court are all on the side of the government. ABDO LAW is on your side and we want you to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS and avoid making common mistakes. Based upon our vast experience, here are 10 things that will give you an advantage if you are faced with a criminal situation:

  1. Investigations & Interrogation: You are not required to talk to the police pursuant to the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution. The police use ambush tactics to catch a suspect off-guard to get a statement or confession before an attorney is employed.
  2. Arrest: If you are placed under arrest, ask if you notify your lawyer or family member, do not resist, do not argue the case with the arresting officer and do not make any incriminating statements. Following an arrest, you will be booked and held for an arraignment or released after a bond is provided. If you are arrested for a DUI misdemeanor, you will be released after impairment is no longer a factor and bond is posted.
  3. Warrants: If you suspect that you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, or if you receive notifying of a pending warrant, contact our Macomb County Criminal defense lawyers to have the warrant resolved before it’s too late you are arrested.
  4. Arraignment & Bond: The best possible bond is called a “personal recognizance bond” which does not require any money component unless the defendant fails to appear in court. Other bonds may be required in the form of cash, surety (bondsman) or a 10% cash component. Your chance of getting a personal bond or low bond greatly improved with an attorney that knows the local court system and how to represent you at an arraignment.
  5. Domestic Violence & No-Contact Orders: Invariably, the court will impose a no-contact order if you are charged with a with assault, domestic violence, or a sex crime. Violating a no-contact order can result in revocation of bond, incarceration and additional bond conditions such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) monitoring.
  6. Drug Crimes & Cooperation: If you are charged with a drug crime, do not immediately agree to cooperate with the police (act as an informant) without consulting with a drug crimes lawyer at ABDO LAW. Most drug crimes can be resolved favorably without acting as an informant and doing potentially dangerous undercover drug deals or snitching.
  7. Sex Crimes & Polygraphs: A polygraph measures pulse, respiration, blood pressure and skin conductivity while a person is asked sensitive questions. Polygraphs are commonly used in connection with sex crime interrogations. You should never agree to take a polygraph without first consulting with an attorney.
  8. Drunk Driving: Contact an attorney if you have been charged with any DUI (1st, 2nd, 3rd or High BAC .17) to find out what proactive measures can be taken before your case ever goes to court. Our Macomb County DUI/OWI attorneys can explain all of the local policies (Shelby, Utica, Macomb, Clinton, Sterling, New Baltimore, Chesterfield, Washington, Romeo), what you can expect if you refused a chemical test and how we can fight your case in the court system.
  9. Gun Rights: A person convicted of a felony is permanently banned from owning or possessing a firearm. A misdemeanor conviction will result in loss of CPL privileges for 3 or 8 years (depending upon the offense).
  10. Criminal Record: A record is created the moment that you are charged with a crime. A record can survive even when a criminal case is dismissed or after a not guilty verdict. Our Macomb County criminal defense lawyers can explain how we can control issues regarding records, when records can be sealed from public view and cases handled without entry of a conviction for adults or juveniles.
We Have Experience in Every Crime Category

Let us fight for you and work with you to get your life back on track if you are in need of a lawyer for a criminal investigation, a fresh or old warrant or if you have been charged or arrested for any of the following:

Assault Crimes/Domestic Violence
  • Assault and Battery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm
  • Assault by Strangulation or Suffocation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated Domestic Violence
Theft, Larceny, Retail Fraud Crimes
  • Retail Fraud 1st, 2nd or 3rd Degree
  • Larceny in a Building
  • Larceny from a Motor Vehicle
  • Embezzlement (misdemeanor or felony)
  • False Pretenses
  • Larceny
  • Larceny from Person
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Financial Transaction Device Crimes
  • Uttering & Publishing
  • Breaking & Entering Motor Vehicle
Drug Possession or Delivery Crimes
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Analogues
  • Delivery or Possession with Intent to Deliver
  • Marijuana Crimes
  • Maintaining a Drug House
Sex Crimes
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Degree)
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Solicitation of Minor
  • Detroit: Offer to Engage Prostitute
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Gross Indecency
  • No Witness/He said she said cases
  • Polygraphs
Traffic Offenses and Traffic Crimes
  • Driving While License Suspended/Revoked (DWLS, DWLR)
  • Leaving the Scene, or Failing to Stop, at an Accident
  • Reckless Driving
  • Fail to Yield/Merge for Emergency Responder
  • Careless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Fail to Obey Traffic Control Device/Red Light/Stop Sign
ALL Other Crimes and Criminal Proceedings
  • Fleeing and eluding
  • Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Home Invasion
  • Stalking
  • Using a Computer to Commit a Crime
  • False Threats of Terrorism
  • Romulus: Metro Airport TSA & Checkpoint Violations
  • Habitual Offender (repeat felony violators)
  • Probation Violations and Motions to Modify
  • Dismissals under HYTA for youthful offenders (age 17 to 23)
Your Best Defense for Drunk or Drugged Driving (OWI/DUI)

There were approximately 31,000 arrests for driving under the influence in the counties of Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair from 2015 through 2017 (source MSP Annual Drunk Driving Audit). If it happens to you, contact ABDO LAW for comprehensive DUI legal representation. We have successfully defended clients charged with drunk and drugged driving in every jurisdiction including Shelby Township, Macomb Township, Clinton Township, Romeo, New Baltimore, Chesterfield Township, Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores, Port Huron, Marine City, Royal Oak, Detroit, Westland and Rochester.

There are more laws on the books in Michigan for driving under the influence than exist for any other crime. Our team of Macomb County drunk driving defense lawyers has solutions for every type of offense that involves operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs:

  • OWI First Offense with BAC .08 or more
  • OWI Second Offense
  • OWI Third Offense (felony)
  • Super DUI / OWI with High BAC .17 or More
  • OUID (drugs, marijuana, prescription medications)
  • OWI Causing Serious Personal injury or Death
  • OWI with Child under 16
  • Zero Tolerance (minor with any BAC .02 or greater)
  • Alcohol/Drug Test Refusals and Appeals

Contact ABDO LAW, or visit our drunk driving website pages, to get extensive information about your DUI case, including coverage of the following: alcohol/drug test refusals, traffic stops, penalties and license sanctions. We are frequently told by lawyers in the community that they refer to our published website pages for reliable information. You’re in the right place if you are looking for a preeminent Macomb County DUI attorney with solid experience handling 1,000’s of DUI cases and a plan to manage your DUI case from beginning to end to get you out of the legal system.

We Have a Winning Format to Get Your License Restored!

We are you best choice if your license has been revoked because of multiple offenses involving operating under the influence or if you have been convicted of a single felony crime involving a motor vehicle such as operating while intoxicated causing a personal injury or death. You have waited long enough. Now is the time to get a consultation to see if you are eligible for your appeal to get back on the road.

Protecting Your Rights in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne & St. Clair!

Being accused of a crime doesn’t mean that you are guilty of a crime. False accusations, misunderstandings, being at the wrong place at the wrong time, alcohol/substance abuse, impulsiveness, financial issues, domestic problems, psychological disorders and many other reasons can land you in trouble with the law. In most cases, things are not as bad as they may first seem are we are often able to orchestrate a defense to get your case under control and your life back to normal.

There are many ways to get a criminal case under control. ABDO LAW has a persuasive record of obtaining dismissals of misdemeanor and felony charges. Our high rate of dismissals also applies to eligible youthful (HYTA) offenders (ages 17 through 23), first-time adult offenders, juveniles (under age 17), retail fraud 3rd degree, domestic violence and all drug possession crimes. Do not hesitate to contact our firm if you are in trouble for the first time, a habitual offender or non-resident/Canadian with a criminal matter in any Metro Detroit court including:

  • 34th District Court (Romulus)
  • 36th District Court (Detroit)
  • 37th District Court (Warren and Centerline)
  • 38th District Court (Eastpointe)
  • 39th District Court (Roseville, Fraser)
  • 40th District Court (St. Clair Shores, Lake St. Clair)
  • 41A-1 District Court (Sterling Heights)
  • 41A-2 District Court (Shelby Township, Utica, Macomb Township)
  • 41B District Court (Clinton Township, Mt. Clemens, Harrison Township)
  • 42-1 District Court (Romeo, Washington Township, Armada, Ray Township)
  • 42-2 District Court (New Baltimore, Chesterfield Township)
  • 43rd District Court (Hazel Park, Ferndale, Madison Heights)
  • 44th District Court (Royal Oak)
  • 52nd District Court (Rochester, Auburn Hills, Orion, Troy)
  • 72nd District Court (St. Clair County, Marine City, Port Huron)
  • All Grosse Pointe Municipal Courts
Your Legal Business is Our Highest Priority!

We will give your case our full attention as we have done for our clients facing criminal and drunk driving matters since 1980. Let us provide you with unsurpassed legal services if you are facing a criminal matter in any Metro Detroit Court including any of the following predicaments:

  • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI 1st, 2nd, 3rd, High BAC .17 or more) arising in in every Macomb County jurisdiction (37th District, 38th District, 39th District, 40th District, 41A District (with locations in Sterling Heights and Shelby Township), 41B District (Clinton Township), 42-1 District (Romeo) and 42-2 District (New Baltimore) or any other city or township located in the counties of Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair.
  • Metro Airport checkpoint violations in the 34th District Court located in Romulus, Michigan for clients living in Michigan or out-of-state.
  • Retail fraud 3rd degree (shoplifting) in all areas where major shopping centers are located in Macomb County including Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Chesterfield Township, Washington Township, Shelby Township or Utica.
  • Drug crimes (possession or delivery) in every Metro Detroit county that involve marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, analogues, LSD, mushrooms, maintaining a drug house and prescription drugs.
  • Larceny and fraud crimes uttering and publishing, embezzlement, false pretenses, larceny from a building and using a computer to commit a crime arising in Warren, Clinton Township, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights or any other court located in Macomb County.
  • Domestic violence charges in every Macomb County district court (37th District, 38th District, 39th District, 40th District, 41A District (with locations in Sterling Heights and Shelby Township), 41B District (Clinton Township), 42-1 District (Romeo) and 42-2 District (New Baltimore).
  • Assault crimes including misdemeanor assault, aggravated assault, felony assault with a deadly weapon and assault by strangulation/suffocation.
  • Macomb County Juvenile delinquency cases including all misdemeanors (retail fraud, assault, destruction of property, home invasion) as well as serious felonies such as sex crimes or false threats of terrorism.
  • Disorderly conduct, public intoxication, urinating in public, disturbing the peace in areas with nightlife or otherwise draw crowds such as Royal Oak, Utica (home to Jimmy John’s Field) or downtown Detroit.
  • Criminal sexual conduct CSC 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th Degree, possession of child pornography, unlawful posting, solicitation of a minor and using a computer to commit a sex crime.
  • 36th District Court (Detroit) criminal matters such as drunk driving, offer to engage prostitute and disorderly conduct.

It takes only one phone call to get immediate answers to your most pressing legal questions. Call ABDO LAW for personal and confidential advice from attorneys that have achieved the highest ratings bestowed by AVVO and dbusiness as well as the prestigious Martindale Hubbell preeminent rating for legal ability. We offer same day appointments, jail visits and the ability to retain us over the internet without the necessity of an office visit.

Client Reviews
The level of service exceeded my expectations, your devotion to my refusal to settle for a lessor misdemeanor was reassuring and inspired, and the team's creative interpretation of the law in finding a comparable civil infraction was legendary. It was a five-star experience. Thank you for refusing to settle when I was innocent of my accused crime. Satisfied Client, Assault Charge DISMISSED
Matt and his staff...turned a terrible situation in my life into a positive life learning experience. Not many court cases end up being a positive in life, but Abdo Law delivered just that. Going with their firm was the best decision I could have made and I owe them everything for turning my bad decision into a extremely manageable situation. Thank you Abdo law!!!! Bill L., Satisfied Client
The Abdo Law Firm represented myself during one of my biggest times of need in my life. They handled my cases with ease and met my expectations far beyond what I anticipated. Not only did they got one, but two domestic violence charges completely dropped. I would have been lost without this five-star Law Firm. Satisfied Client, 2 Separate Assault Charges DISMISSED
Abdo law FOUGHT and got my DUI kicked out of court when my job was on line. Five Stars! Satisfied Client, OWI DISMISSED
Abdo Law: Proven & Consistent Results

Whether you've been charged with a crime, lost your license, or are being investigated - Abdo Law is here to help you through the worst situations in your life. When you ask a lawyer what's going to happen, most of the time their answer is "we're going to try really hard."

You're thinking, "Am I going to jail? Will this be on my record? Will my case get dismissed?" With 50 years of combined legal experience, at Abdo Law, we not only provide our clients with better answers, we provide them with proven, consistent results.

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