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Best Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Michigan criminal defense attorneys at THE KRONZEK FIRM aggressively defend clients facing felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile charges throughout the lower peninsula of the state of Michigan. If you or a loved one need an aggressive and effective courtroom attorney, call us immediately at (866) 7NoJail, which is (866) 766-5245.

Newsweek Top Law Firms for 2020

Our lawyers fight for clients all of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in all state courts and federal courts. Our team of trial attorneys has been protecting our clients since the last century.

We have earned the reputation of being some of Michigan’s most respected and best criminal defense attorneys. Through hard work, knowledge of Michigan law, and trial skill, we have experience in defending the most serious felonies and virtually all other criminal charges.

We Are Available 24/7 To Help You!

We have excellent results fighting rape and sexual assault, manslaughter, criminal sexual conduct, child abuse, drug crime, embezzlement, and drunk driving cases. We handle assault, home invasion, and drug charges on a regular basis. We deal with all economic crimes including embezzlement, robbery, and every type of fraud charge. Our warriors have more than 30 years of experience getting great results for our clients. 

We are available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. We are easy to reach when you need to hire a top criminal defense attorney by calling (866)-7NoJail (866-766-5245). 

If you have been charged with a crime, or if you think you are about to be charged with a crime, call our experienced defense attorneys NOW. Our phones are answered 24/7, and for urgent after hours matters, we always have at least one attorney on call. We are aggressive and focused lawyers, concentrating on defending our clients’ constitutional rights, both in and out of the courtroom.

Call Immediately: Toll Free 1 (866) 766-5245.

Being falsely accused of a crime such as child molestation, rape, or drug charges is devastating. At the first sign of trouble, you need to contact an attorney for guidance. We can help. In most cases, you can be talking to one of our experienced trial attorneys in minutes.

A person looking at arrows on the road showing many possible directionsThe right attorney is critical to your future and it’s also important to talk to us before talking to the police. Lawyer up! Don’t say anything to anyone before you speak to us.

The Best Criminal Defense Team

We’re proud of our record of winning cases for our clients. That’s why we display our case results.

From Traverse City to Detroit, from Muskegon to Flint, from Berrien County to Alpena, from Gaylord to Jackson we offer high quality representation for clients’ great needs.

We have defended high profile cases in Lansing, Pontiac, Atlanta, Cadillac, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Jackson, Battle Creek and many other cities in Michigan.

Avoid Making a Mistake

We have successfully handled many cases where clients started out making mistakes. If you read this and wonder if you have made a mistake, relax. Let us help you. We’ve been down this road literally hundreds of times over the decades.

We’ve got your back. What follows are some common questions clients bring up and mistakes clients make when they are being investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for a crime.

Your Miranda Rights

United States Supreme CourtThe United States Supreme Court put some basic protections in place with the case of Miranda v. Arizona. You’ve heard the Miranda warnings countless times on television and in movies.

Don’t ever waive your rights without talking to an attorney. Shut up and lawyer up BEFORE you have any conversation with the police.

Police Want Me to Come in for an Interview

Really? Ask yourself why. More than likely, they want to tape record an interview or put you in a little interview room with a camera up in the corner so they can videotape your statements. More than likely, they are going to set you down in the corner with two police between you and the door and tell you that you are free to go.

More than likely, they’re going to suggest that if you don’t have anything to hide, you don’t need an attorney. 

All of this is designed to get you to talk, and to make you feel that you don’t have any other choice.

Here is what you need to know: If you are being investigated by police, you should never talk to the police until you have consulted with an attorney. In short, shut up and lawyer up. Tell the police that you don’t want to talk to them without having a lawyer present.

Police Want me to Take a Polygraph

Polygraphs can be a helpful tool. We have had hundreds of private polygraph tests administered to our clients. We have a long list of very competent polygraph examiners available to us. However, a police polygraph can easily cost you your freedom. Police officers are trained to be intimidating and coercive.

A polygraph examination is very intimidating under any circumstances and police are trained to take advantage of that. How? Well, imagine being in a room without your attorney and having a police officer tell you that you failed your examination. Now imagine that you are still hooked up to the test instrument and the officer is very aggressive, even yelling at you to explain why you failed the examination.

Unfortunately this happens routinely, even when the suspect passed the test. Unless you have experienced this type of intimidation, it’s hard to know what it is like. Don’t take a police polygraph unless you have hired an attorney first and thoroughly discussed it with him / her.

Should I Tell My side of the Story?

Good question. Hell no! We really need to discuss this. You shouldn’t make a decision based on what you read on the web. However, in most cases the answer is going to be no.

Close up of a woman's face holding her finger to her lips for silenceThere are many people in Michigan jails and prisons, on probation, or with criminal records because they thought they would help themselves by talking to police.

Talking to police when you are the target of an investigation is almost always bad. We have had plenty of police officers as clients and most of them “lawyer up” as soon as they know they are being investigated. Why? Because it’s always the right move. Don’t tell your side of the story without the help of an attorney!

Police Want a Second Interview

“We just need to clear up some details.” We have heard this many times and it usually means that they have nearly completed their investigation, clearly identified you as the suspect, and are ready to make an arrest.

However, the prosecution would go a little better if they could probe a little deeper and get a videotape of you being confronted with certain facts they have gathered. We rarely allow second interviews of our clients. In fact we usually don’t allow first interviews.

Shouldn’t I Just Tell the Truth?

No. But don’t lie. This question comes up a lot when parents are trying to provide guidance for their children. It also comes up with people who have high moral standards and know they have made a mistake.

Street signs, one saying truth and one saying lieWe never tell people to lie, but telling the truth involves talking. Talking is almost always a big mistake if you are under investigation.

Think of it this way; if telling the truth would mean going to prison and not talking would result in probation, which would you choose? Talking almost always makes things worse! Get an attorney on board before you make the decision to talk to the police.

If I Ask for an Attorney, Won’t I Look Guilty?

No. You will look intelligent. Really. Police understand that it is wise to hire an attorney. Cops hire an attorney when they have a problem. They just don’t want you to do it because it makes their job easier if they have unlimited access to a suspect.

Cops understand the importance of hiring a top criminal defense attorney since they work in the system. That’s the reason they lawyer up when they have a legal problem. 

Do I Want a Local Attorney?

You want a good attorney. In fact, you want the best attorney you can find and afford. The quality of the lawyer matters far more than the location. Judges respect good attorneys. It actually makes their jobs easier because when you appear in court with an incompetent attorney, it raises the possibility of an appeal, which could require a second trip through the court later on.

You’re not likely to find one of our attorneys on the golf course with a judge or prosecutor, but that is not really the issue. The issue is that we only have high-quality, skilled, and professional attorneys.

Our team of criminal defense attorneys all have an excellent track record and a good reputation in the courts where we practice.

For decades, clients have been claiming that their county is different, corrupt, unfair, or does things differently. Having worked in most every county in Michigan’s lower peninsula, we respectfully disagree. The bottom line is that having an experienced, aggressive, and truly respected attorney is FAR more important than the location of the attorney’s office. 

Let us Help You

If you have a pending criminal legal matter and need an aggressive, experienced, and tenacious criminal defense attorney, you should contact us today by calling (866) 766-5245. 

The Kronzek Firm PLC regularly serves clients all over the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Our clientele includes defendants in these areas and others:

  • Oakland County (including Bloomfield), Farmington, Novi, Birmingham,
  • Ingham County (including Lansing), Okemos, East Lansing, Williamston, Mason,
  • Eaton County (including Charlotte and Olivet),
  • Clinton County (including St. Johns),
  • Ionia County,
  • Shiawassee County,
  • Livingston County (including Howell), Brighton, Hartland, Webberville,
  • Washtenaw County (including Ann Arbor),
  • Osceola County,
  • Kalamazoo County,
  • Jackson County,
  • Calhoun County (including Battle Creek),
  • Lenawee County,
  • Clare County,
  • Hillsdale County,
  • Branch County,
  • Barry County,
  • Kent County (including Grand Rapids),
  • Tuscola County,
  • Huron County,
  • Lapeer County (including The Thumb),
  • Gratiot County,
  • Montcalm County,
  • Isabella County (including Mt. Pleasant),
  • Midland County,
  • Bay County, and
  • Gladwin County.

We are available 24/7, 365 days a year at (866)-7NoJail or (866) 766-5245.

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