Aggressive Criminal Defense in Grand Haven
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you need to realize that you face a slanted playing field. Not only does the state have more resources than you, but they have dozens of lawyers available at a moment’s notice to dedicate to your case. It is not surprising that the state enjoys a high conviction rate.
At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, we meet with criminal defendants every week who are terrified about facing time in jail and incurring a criminal record. Fortunately, we are here to help, but we need to hear from you as soon as possible.
Cases We Handle
Our office has experience representing clients accused of felonies, including:
Felonies often result in jail time and can cause people to lose out on the ability to get a job in the future or rent an apartment. Building a case takes time and often requires interviewing witnesses or visiting the scene of a crime.
We also represent clients accused of misdemeanors. These carry lighter sentences than felonies because Michigan considers them less serious. Nevertheless, a misdemeanor can also result in jail time, as well as fines and community service. Also, a misdemeanor conviction will show up on your criminal record just like a felony.
We have represented clients in the following misdemeanors:
- Domestic violence
- Operating a vehicle while visibly impaired
- Aggravated assault
- Possession of marijuana
- Malicious destruction of property
White-collar crime includes many non-violent financial crimes. At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, we have built a significant practice defending people suspected of committing white collar crimes, such as:
- Identity theft
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Insider trading
- Money laundering
- Obstruction of justice
Although these crimes are nonviolent, you should not assume that the prosecutor will take it easy on you. Instead, many prosecutors use white-collar cases to show that they are getting tough on “the rich,” who usually turn out to be mid-level professionals about to have their lives ruined.
Why You Need an Attorney
As soon as the police arrest you, you should assume they have sufficient evidence that you have committed a crime. The longer you wait to talk to an attorney, the harder it will be to find evidence that exonerates you. Witnesses can disappear and physical evidence can be washed away.
After an arrest, some defendants just let the process play out, believing that they will get a fair shake from the prosecutor. We completely disagree. You need an attorney by your side who can find helpful evidence and protect your rights in the process.
Speak to Us Today
After your arrest, a Grand Haven criminal lawyer should swing into action immediately. At our firm, we have experience handling the entire criminal process, from initial arraignment all the way to trial and post-trial motions. You will be in safe, experienced hands.
To find out more about how we can help, please contact us as soon as possible. You can schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys by calling or sending us an online message. The sooner you call, the better.