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Criminal Investigations

Criminal Investigations

If you are contacted by the police, kindly obtain the name and phone number of the detective or investigator. Please advise the officer that you do not wish to make any statements until you speak with a lawyer. As criminal defense lawyers in Macomb County, we can provide you with immediate representation for criminal investigations. We will make sure that you do not make common mistakes like making incriminating statements that will lead to serious criminal charges. In addition, we also know that the police use tactics to get you to cooperate or take a polygraph.

Types of Crimes

Crimes are classified as misdemeanors or felonies.

  • Misdemeanor: A crime punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail. All misdemeanors are handled in the district or municipal courts.
  • Felony: A crime punishable by more than one (1) year up to life in the state prison. After preliminary examination, all further proceedings for felony cases are handled in the circuit court.
Felony Convictions and Your Rights

We have cited case results where we have achieved not guilty verdicts, outright dismissals or where a felony is reduced to a misdemeanor. Avoidance of a felony conviction is an important goal and can be a huge victory because a person convicted of a felony can lose many rights including:

  • The right to become an elector and cannot vote, hold public office, or run for office
  • Disqualified from jury service for seven years
  • The ability to have firearms
  • Employment opportunities or ability to hold a professional license or permit
  • Travel restrictions to other countries including Mexico and Canada
Don't Talk to The Police

Take a look at this video which explains why you should not talk to the police.

If you need a Macomb County criminal defense attorney for a criminal investigation, warrant, recent arrest or if you have been contacted by the police or have received a court date notice: Contact the ABDO LAW FIRM for a free consultation and legal representation.

Client Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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