Facing criminal charges is an incredibly scary situation. You are likely worried about your future, and how the penalties you may face will affect it. You might think the situation is hopeless, but when you work with the right Kentwood criminal defense lawyer, you will see that it is not. Although an attorney can help with whatever criminal charges you are facing, below are some of the most common that are laid in Kentwood.
The terms ‘driving under the influence’ and ‘driving while impaired’ are known as ‘operating while intoxicated’ in other states, according to the Michigan Vehicle Code. Most drivers are not allowed to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than 0.08%. Some exceptions to this apply, such as the law for individuals under the age of 21, and commercial drivers. These charges will also vary according to the circumstances. For example, if someone has a prior OWI charge, they will face more serious consequences.
An attorney can help individuals beat these charges, and help them get their driver’s license restored after it has been suspended or revoked due to the charges.
Possession, distribution, and trafficking are just a few of the drug-related charges a person may face in Kentwood. These charges will also vary depending on the type of drug and the amount of the drug in question. Alleged crimes involving cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and heroin are all taken very seriously in Michigan. However, marijuana is now legal for medicinal and recreational purposes in the state.
Breaking and entering, armed or unarmed robbery, auto theft, and shoplifting are just a few types of theft and property crime charges a person may face in Kentwood. Convictions for these crimes are very serious and could mean a lifetime spent in prison. It is so important that anyone charged with these crimes speak to a criminal defense attorney that can help build a solid defense for their case.
In Michigan, a juvenile is defined as anyone under the age of 17 years old. Although juveniles are treated differently throughout the state than adults, a conviction for even a juvenile crime can have a dramatic impact on the rest of a person’s life. This is particularly true when juveniles are tried as adults, which is something law enforcement officials and overzealous prosecutors often attempt. For this reason, individuals charged with a juvenile crime, and their families, must speak to a criminal defense attorney that can minimize those consequences.
All crimes are taken seriously in Michigan. Due to this, any time a person is charged with a criminal act, they need to speak to a Kentwood criminal defense attorney. If you are facing charges, our attorneys at Van Den Heuvel Law Office are here to help. We know how to build a solid defense to help you overcome the charges and give you the best chance of a successful outcome. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for your case.