Misdemeanors | Felonies
Felony & Misdemeanor Defense
In Michigan, crimes are either felonies or misdemeanors. Misdemeanor crimes are usually punishable by up to one year in jail, and felonies are crimes with maximum punishments of over one year in jail and up to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.
Every crime is serious to the person facing a criminal charge. Being charged with a misdemeanor should not be taken lightly. A misdemeanor conviction means that you have a criminal record. Often a misdemeanor conviction can result in several months in jail and being placed on probation. Some common misdemeanors include:
Assault and Battery
Operating While Intoxicated (Drunk Driving)
Retail Fraud (Shoplifting)
Driving While License Suspended
A misdemeanor can turn into a felony with prior convictions on one's criminal record. For example, this can happen with repeat domestic violence, retail fraud, or drunk driving convictions.
A person with a single drunk driving conviction faces many challenges, including the possibility of losing a job, losing a driver license, and being denied entry into Canada. An experienced criminal defense trial lawyer can win a case for you at or before trial so that you can avoid all of the problems and inconveniences that often come with a criminal conviction.
Mitch Foster Law is an experienced criminal defense law firm with a track record of success in handling misdemeanor cases in courts in southeastern Michigan and beyond. When your liberty is at stake, call us to be in your corner.
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Felonies can be punishable by as little as a fine with no probation to maximum life in prison, depending upon the charge.
Felonies can have a devastating effect on a person's life. A person facing a felony should hire the best attorney they can afford. When your liberty is at stake, contact Mitch Foster Law to discuss your legal rights and defenses.
Some common felonies include:
- Possession of Controlled Substance
- Delivery of Drugs
- Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm
- Assualt with Intent to Murder
- Drunk Driving causing death or serious injury
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Breaking and Entering
- Home Invasion
- Uttering and Publishing
- Domestic Violence - Third Offense
- Drunk Driving - Third Offense
- Retail Fraud - First Degree
Think long and hard before pleading guilty to any felony. There can be serious consequences of a felony conviction, and once a guilty plea is entered it is very difficult to take it back. If your lawyer is pressuring you to plead guilty, you need a second opinion.
The right to a trial by jury is your constitutional right and Mitch Foster Law wants to make sure that you know all of your options before waiving this important right. The first option that must be considered is going to trial and winning. This should be considered before thinking about any other option. Call Mitch today to talk about winning your case.
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