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Criminal Law

More than likely, you landed here because you are faced with one of the following scenarios: criminal investigation, recent arrest, recent raid or search, outstanding warrant, a citation for a crime or traffic offense, notice of arraignment or other criminal matter. Criminal matters include misdemeanors, driving under the influence and felonies that are listed in the Michigan Penal Code, United States Code (Federal cases) or pursuant to city or township ordinances.

Attorneys That Work for You in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, St. Clair

There are consequences associated with a criminal case even before it ever goes into the court system. Police reports never go away even if a criminal case is is later dismissed. Once convicted of a felony, you cannot own or possess a firearm. A misdemeanor for a theft or larceny crime can jeopardize potential opportunities for a lifetime. Police, prosecutors, probation officers and judges all work for the government. We work for you! Here is what our clients say about us:

Best lawyers I’ve ever seen, the real deal!
I knew as soon as I met with you, I was in good hands.

If you or a loved is being investigated or charged with a crime, don’t wait another minute to hire your own private criminal defense lawyers to deal with the government and fight to get you out of the system. ABDO LAW is one of the most respected names for criminal defense services in Metro Detroit and has consistently achieved excellent results for their clients and the highest client and professional ratings. CALL NOW for a FREE Confidential Consultation (Phone: 586-412-5555, Toll Free: 844-Got-Abdo) and get answers to these questions:

Will I go to jail?
Can the case be dismissed?
Will I have a criminal record?
What will happen to my driver’s license?

ABDO LAW has handled well over 10,000 criminal and drunk driving cases in every court located in the counties of Macomb, St. Clair, Oakland and Wayne including: 34th District Court in Romulus, 36th District Court in Detroit, 37th District Court in Warren, 39th District Court in Roseville, 40th District Court in St. Clair Shores, 41B District Court in Clinton Township, the 41A District Court with locations in Shelby Township & Sterling Heights, the 42-1 District Court in Romeo, the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore, the 43rd District Court with locations in Hazel Park, Ferndale & Madison Heights, the 44th District Court in Royal Oak and the 72nd District Court with locations in Marine City & Port Huron.

Are You Charged With a Felony, Misdemeanor or Drunk Driving?

We are a comprehensive criminal and drunk driving defense firm and can serve all of your needs for any felony, misdemeanor or drunk driving matter, including:

The Best Representation for First Time or Repeat Offenders

Let us formulate a plan to help you navigate the court system. We can begin planning a defense strategy when you first call our office, not after your case languishes in the court system. There are options in the court system to get criminal matters dismissed by utilizing special Michigan provisions of law. These opportunites are not automatic and can be lost if the case is mismanaged.

Statistically, over 90% of all criminal cases in Michigan are resolved by plea bargaining before trial. It logically follows that there is a 90% chance that your case will be resolved without a trial and that you would want an attorney that knows how to strategically negotiate a favorable outcome to:

  • Avoid a felony conviction.
  • Avoid a misdemeanor conviction.
  • Get multiple charges under control for expungement eligibility.
  • Obtain a dismissal before trial because of a technicality.
  • Consent Calendar: Obtain a dismissal and no record for juveniles.
  • HYTA: Obtain a dismissal and sealed record for youthful offenders
  • MCL 333.7411: Obtain a dismiss for first-offense drug possession crimes.
  • MCL 769.4a: Obtain a dismissal for first-offense domestic violence.
  • MCL 771.1: Obtain a deferral and dismissal of felonies and misdemeanors.
We Give you Information That you Can’t get Anywhere Else!

Our website blog pages are one of the best places to find detailed information that you cannot find anywhere else on the internet. It is here where you can find specific and detailed information about various courts (examples: 37th District/Warren, 40th District/St Clair Shores, 41B District/Clinton Township, 41A District/Sterling Heights, 41A District-Shelby/Utica/Macomb, 42-1 District-Romeo/Washington, 42-2 District New Baltimore/Chesterfield), the rights of the accused, police practices and the court process (probable cause conference & preliminary examination). In addition to specific information about various crimes, we provide in depth coverage on topics such as cooperation with police, polygraph examinations, domestic violence, retail fraud, drunk driving, and why it is wise to fight every traffic ticket.

When Should You Hire a Lawyer?

You should hire a lawyer as soon as possible in all of the following circumstances:

  • There is an outstanding warrant for your arrest.
  • You have been charged with a crime or driving under the influence.
  • You have a belief that you are being investigated for any criminal matter.
  • The police have contacted you to discuss an investigation.

You have a right to remain silent pursuant to the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Talking to the police before retaining a lawyer can be a huge mistake with irreparable consequences. You need to know that the police are trained interrogators. Interviews are often done on police turf or in situations when a suspect is caught by surprise or off-guard. Interviews are used extensively as a means to corner a suspect and get the upper hand by establishing motives and placing the accused party at the crime scene. The police also utilize pretext phone calls whereby a recorded phone call is made by the alleged victim to an unaware suspect with a goal to get the suspect to give details or confess to a crime.

Serving all courts in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne or St. Clair County.
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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
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Abdo law FOUGHT and got my DUI kicked out of court when my job was on line. Five Stars! Satisfied Client, OWI DISMISSED