Defending the Rights of Young People Throughout Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, St. Joseph, and Berrien County
The attorneys of The Aggressive Criminal Defense Law Firm 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.
Minor in Possession (MIP) of Alcohol
Michigan has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to minors and alcohol and MIP. If you were caught by police at a party or in a car that was pulled over and you were ticketed for having alcohol in your hand or in your system, a conviction on your record could haunt you for years to come. You could be excluded from some types of employment because of a permanent criminal record. You need a smart and aggressive criminal defense lawyer who knows how to fend off the prosecutor.
Standing Up for the Rights of Youth
Our law firm was instrumental in getting the city of Kalamazoo to change its ordinance concerning minor in possession of alcohol. We successfully motioned for a dismissal on a case claiming that the Kalamazoo city ordinance was unconstitutionally requiring young people to submit to a Breathalyzer test. Now police must produce a warrant if a minor does not consent to the breath test.
Juvenile Crimes Defense
If your minor child has been charged with a crime, from drunk driving to drug possession to date rape, you will need an aggressive juvenile crimes attorney. We can discuss your child's situation with the prosecutors and referees who will hear the case and help keep your child out of juvenile detention.
The prosecution will often attempt to certify a minor as an adult. Our first concern is to keep the case under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court system, where the focus is more on rehabilitation and treatment, not punishment.
Protecting Your Future
At The Aggressive Criminal Defense Law Firm, we also focus on protecting your son or daughter's juvenile record. Under some circumstances, we may be able to keep a juvenile conviction off of your child's record until he or she is 30 years old. A criminal record can limit your future options for employment and education. If you have more than one conviction, you can never clear your record through expungement, so it is important to hire an attorney to make sure the child's record is protected.
To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact our law firm by e-mail or call us toll free at 888-211-4326 . We offer discounted fees for students, seniors and members of the military. From offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and Grand Rapids, we defend clients facing minor in possession and other juvenile offenses throughout western Michigan.
Learn More on Our Client Testimonials Page.
"I want to offer my gratitude to you and your staff for your representation of my son. [Your clerk] was kind, considerate and responsive to our concerns and questions. We are, obviously, pleased with the outcome, crediting you with making the difference between dismissal and a conviction." - Carol K., 4.18.08