616-698-0000

4920 Broadmoor SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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Criminal Law

Intelligent and Experienced Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney

Providing outstanding personalized attention when it matters most

At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, protecting your best interests and your rights is our top priority. We focus on issues that matter most to you, protecting your freedom and your future. When you are facing criminal charges, you want a skilled advocate on your side. We thrive on challenges, so we often accept cases other firms are reluctant to take. Our legal team provides you with peace of mind that your rights are being diligently protected. Don’t put your freedom, rights or reputation in jeopardy. Let us help you.

Hardworking Michigan law firm defending felony allegations

Felonies are the most serious crimes with the most severe punishments such as jail time — even the possibility of life in prison for the most serious offenses — and costly fines. It is essential that you hire a proficient defense attorney as quickly as possible after your arrest. We fully understand the Michigan felony laws and procedures and how to effectively represent you at each stage of the proceedings. Examples of charges we assist you in defending include:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Forgery
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Robbery
  • Theft

Trusted attorney fighting to reduce your misdemeanor charges

Misdemeanors are generally considered less serious crimes and carry lighter penalties than felonies. However, they should be taken seriously because a misdemeanor conviction can have lasting consequences. Most Michigan misdemeanor criminal offenses come in two forms: misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail and misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail. We have experience defending a wide range of misdemeanor charges such as:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Indecent exposure
  • Malicious destruction of property
  • Misdemeanor larceny
  • Operating while visibly impaired (OWVI)
  • Possession of marijuana

White collar crimes

Most Michigan white collar crimes involve fraud or deceit used for monetary gain. A white collar crime can occur in a variety of circumstances, even crimes on the Internet. Examples of white collar crimes with which we can assist you include:

  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery or falsifying records
  • Identity theft
  • Insider trading
  • Insurance fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Mortgage fraud

Competent in effectively defending alcohol or drug-related charges

As soon as you, a loved one or an employee driving a company vehicle are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), it is imperative that you secure legal representation as quickly as possible to ensure your rights are protected. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients in defending alcohol or drug-related charges. Whether you have been charged with public drunkenness, DUI or underage drinking, we provide top-quality services and the personal attention you deserve.

Call for your consultation with an experienced criminal law attorney

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, your future depends on the quality of your defense. Contact the staff at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office for quality representation from a lawyers who zealously defends your rights. Contact us online or call 616-698-0000 to schedule your appointment. We are also available on Skype by appointment.