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Berrien County Defense Attorneys


Berrien County Sheriff VehicleIf you’ve been charged with any major crime in Berrien County, you need to be aware of your rights and how to exercise them. The two most important ways that you can do this are by remaining silent and hiring a Berrien County Criminal Defense lawyer quickly. This means that you should not talk to the police about your case without first consulting with counsel. Instead, you should let them know that the only person you’re willing to speak with is your attorney.

Expert Berrien County Defense Lawyers

The Berrien County criminal defense attorneys of The Kronzek Firm PLC have spent years fighting for the rights of the accused in Berrien County and beyond. We’ve successfully fought off charges of drug crimes, sex crimes, property crimes, violent crimes, vehicle crimes, and many more. To us, criminal defense is more than just a job– it’s our passion.

Our coverage area includes Niles, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Watervliet, Coloma and throughout Michigan.   We fight to get each and every one of our clients quality results that leave them feeling satisfied.

Arrested in Berrien County, Michigan?

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you should not face the system alone.Berrien County Sheriff Department and Jail  Nor should you face the system with a court appointed attorney unless you have met the attorney and are confident that you are getting quality representation.  If you find yourself in the Berrien County Jail and facing serious felony charges, you will want to get a good attorney helping you immediately.  In the mean time, there are some basic things that you and your loved ones should know:

  • All of your calls are being recorded, so do not discuss the case on the telephone.
  • It is very common for other inmates to want to help themselves by helping the Sheriff and Prosecutor gain a conviction.  So, do not discuss anything about your case with other inmates, guards etc.
  • Do not talk to a deputy, a detective or a polygraph examiner without first consulting with an attorney you have confidence in.
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Berrien County Sex Crime Defense

Criminal Sexual Conduct cases are some of the most serious cases ever brought into court.  The penalties for some counts can be up to life in prison.  The consequences of spending the rest of your life on the public sex offender registry are horrific.  No one should face these charges without the assistance of an aggressive and effective sex crime defense lawyer.  We offer our clients confidential assessments by highly qualified attorneys.  We have successfully defended CSC cases throughout Michigan including 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree cases.  We have helped numerous clients avoid life in prison and the mandatory 25 year minimum laws.

Berrien County Courts

Don’t walk into Berrien’s 2nd Circuit Court or 5th District Court with an attorney who’s not Berrien County Courthouseup to the job of defending you. Regardless of the crime you’re being charged with,  we’re likely to have seen it and fought it in criminal court. Our experience and determination are what help give our clients an edge in Michigan’s courts. If you want The Kronzek Firm in your corner, just give us a call at 1-866-7NOJAIL or fill out our convenient and quick contact form with some information about your case.



CALL (800) 576-6035

Berrien County Trial Court
Court / Division Address / Number Judges
Criminal Division
Berrien County Courthouse
811 Port St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7111 ex. 8395
Hon. Scott Schofield, Presiding Judge 

Hon. Arthur J. Cotter

Hon. Donna J. Howard

Hon. Dennis M. Wiley

Hon. Charles T. LaSata

Hon. Angela Pasula

Civil Division
Berrien County Courthouse
811 Port St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7111
Hon. Sterling R. Schrock Presiding Judge 

Hon. John M. Donahue

Family Division 811 Port St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Hon. Mabel J. Mayfield Presiding Judge 

Hon. Gary J. Bruce

Hon. Brian S. Berger

Niles Division
South County Building
1200 North Front St. Niles, MI 49120 (269) 684-5274   


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