Criminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan
Willis Law203 South Niles
Paw Paw, Michigan 49079
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONWillis Law is a criminal defense law firm providing aggressive and skilled legal representation for people facing criminal charges in western Michigan, including Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, St. Joseph, Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Berrien County.
Many of the people we defend have never before been arrested and charged with a crime. Our attorneys will thoroughly explain the charges against you, the steps in the legal process and the options available to you. We focus on minimizing the immediate negative consequences of an arrest, keeping you out of jail and protecting your criminal record.
Clients appreciate that our criminal defense lawyers: Treat them with respect and treat their legal issue with discretion; Give them straightforward answers to their questions; Are easily accessible; Return phone calls and e-mails promptly; Handle their cases personally; Provide a free initial consultation; Offer quality legal services at affordable rates; Offer discounts to students, senior citizens and members of the military; and, Work with family members and witnesses to help provide the best defense.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: College Crime; Minor In Possession (MIP); CCW and CPL Law; Bail Bonds; Probation Violations and Bond Violations; Military Criminal Defense; Health Care Fraud; Pyramid Schemes; Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud; Mail Fraud; Telemarketing Fraud
Areas of Law Description
- Drunk Driving
At Willis Law, we defend individuals facing DUI, DWI and all other alcohol-related driving offenses, throughout Western Michigan. We fight for the most positive possible outcome, keep you out of jail, and protect your license and your criminal record. Our first goal is to have the charges against our client dismissed. If that is not possible, we will fight to have the charges and penalties reduced or dismissed and to keep a damaging OWI conviction off the record. Contact our law offices for a free, confidential consultation with a Michigan defense attorney who knows how to fight drunk driving charges.
- Driver's License Appeals
At Willis Law, our attorneys have helped many Michigan residents successfully restore their driver's licenses through Secretary of State license appeals.
- Traffic Violations
We represent people throughout West Michigan who are charged with serious traffic violations, including: Drunk driving; Fleeing and eluding; Unlawful use of a vehicle; Hit-and-run; Careless driving; Reckless driving; Driving on a suspended driver's license; Driving on a revoked driver's license; Unlawful driving away; Driving while license suspended or revoked; Vehicular manslaughter; Vehicular homicide; OWI causing death; Leaving the scene of an accident causing injury; and, Unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA).
- Drug Crimes
Our law firm provides aggressive, results-oriented defense against all types of drug charges, including: Drug possession; Possession with intent to deliver, distribute or sell drugs; Marijuana possession; Drug manufacture & distribute; Possession of a controlled substance, including marijuana, methamphetamine and crystal meth, cocaine and crack cocaine, heroin, LSD and other hallucinogens, ecstasy, prescription drugs, including Vicodin without a prescription; Minor in possession (MIP) of drugs or alcohol; Drug importation and trafficking; Meth manufacturing; Maintenance of a drug house; Prescription fraud; and, Charges arising from Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team (KVET) investigations, Homeland Security investigations, FBI investigations, and SWAT team raids.
- Domestic Violence
Some of the serious legal matters we handle include: Assault; Assault with a dangerous weapon; Battery; Stalking; Aggravated assault; Aggravated battery; Battery on elderly; Battery on law enforcement; Criminal sexual conduct; Child abuse and molestation; Child endangerment; Child neglect; Kidnapping; Exploitation of the elderly; PPO or Personal Protection Order Defense; and, Illegal use of a telephone.
- Juvenile Offenses
Our lawyers represent young people who have been charged with juvenile criminal offenses in Michigan, including juvenile misdemeanors and felony juvenile cases. We also represent students, including those with special needs, in disciplinary actions at their schools or colleges. Our goal is to minimize the negative consequences to clients and protect them from a criminal record.
- Internet Crimes
The attorneys at our firm defend clients accused of a broad range of Internet crimes, including those involving: Credit card fraud; Computer hacking; Computer forgery; Wire fraud; Spreading a computer virus; Identity theft; Internet fraud; Possession or distribution of child pornography; Solicitation of a minor using the Internet; E-mail interception; Internet scams and advance fee frauds; Mail fraud; Conducting illegal business activity on the Internet; Copyright infringement, distributing proprietary information; Cyberstalking; Work-at-home schemes; and, Market manipulation schemes or manipulation of data.
Our criminal defense attorneys aggressively defend clients facing state and federal felony charges in Michigan. We have a record of obtaining positive results through negotiation with the prosecutor and at trial. In some cases, we will work to get the charges against you reduced or the case dismissed. In other circumstances, we will pursue a not guilty verdict at trial. In every case, we carefully analyze and explain the charges against our client, as well as the range of punishment you could face for a conviction. Once we know what you are up against, we will develop a strategy for achieving your legal goals.
- Weapons Offenses
From our law offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, and Grand Rapids, we handle a variety of misdemeanor and felony firearms charges throughout West Michigan, including: Carrying a concealed weapon (CCW); Carrying under the influence; Drinking while carrying a concealed weapon; Carrying a concealed handgun in a school zone or stadium; Felony committed with a firearm; Felon possessing a firearm; Assault with intent to cause bodily harm; Assault with a deadly weapon; Illegal possession of a firearm; Gun permit violations; Hunting and conservation violations; and, DNR violations, tickets, and charges. A felony firearms conviction in Michigan carries a mandatory two-year minimum sentence for a first offense and a mandatory five-year minimum sentence for a second offense.
- Larceny & Stolen Property
From our law offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, and Grand Rapids, we help individuals to minimize the negative consequences of theft and stolen property charges, including: Receiving and concealing stolen property; Receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle; Possessing stolen property; Possessing a financial transaction device without consent; Possessing a credit card without consent; Unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA); Embezzlement; and, Retail Fraud. Two of our attorneys are former prosecutors. They know what to expect from local prosecutors and the courts, and they are well-regarded within the Michigan legal system. Because of our experience, we are often able to negotiate charges down or arrange to have them dismissed outright.
- Federal Crimes
We represent clients facing investigation or indictment for a wide range of federal offenses, including Financial fraud, including bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, credit card fraud, corporate fraud and securities fraud; Cyber fraud; Internet fraud; Counterfeiting; Embezzlement; Extortion; Federal drug crimes; Internet crimes, such as computer hacking, cybercrime and e-mail interception; Health care fraud; Identity theft; Insurance fraud; Money laundering; Pyramid schemes; Racketeering/RICO; Tax evasion and tax fraud; and, Mail and wire fraud, including telemarketing fraud. We will review your case and perform an analysis of the potential federal charges against you and the range of possible consequences, according to federal sentencing guidelines. Based on the facts of the case, we will build a defense strategy designed to minimize your exposure to negative consequences.
- White Collar Crimes
Some of the white collar crime charges we handle involve: Embezzlement; Forgery; Mail fraud; Wire fraud; Credit card fraud; Internet crimes including Internet fraud; Federal charges including Postal Service fraud; Crimes involving electronic transfers; Computer crime; Money laundering; Insurance fraud; and, Racketeering. The consequences of criminal charges are serious. With a felony conviction, you can lose your right to vote, your reputation and your eligibility for future employment. Anytime you take money that is fraudulently attained and switch it from one account to another, that is considered money-laundering - a felony offense.
If you were convicted of a crime or accepted a plea agreement, the attorneys of Willis Law may be able to secure the expungement of the charge from your criminal record. Expungement can make a world of difference to you in the future. Please contact our law firm in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, or Grand Rapids and tell us about your situation.
- CCW and CPL Law
The 2nd Amendment is serious to our Michigan CCW lawyers, and we represent clients in Greater Kalamazoo, Greater Grand Rapids, Greater Berrien County and Greater St. Joseph in CCW and CPL criminal defense cases, including felony firearm possession, reckless discharge of a firearm and felonious assault.
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