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If you are facing a tough legal issue such as
a DUI arrest, divorce, debt problem, or an
auto accident injury, the decisions you make
now can affect you for the rest of your life.
That’s why it’s important to seek the help
of an experienced and aggressive lawyer.

About Lucido & Manzella, P.C.

Macomb County Attorneys

Providing Tenacious Legal Representation In Metro Detroit

Lucido & Manzella, P.C., has been serving Macomb County residents for over 25 years and is located in the heart of Clinton Township, Michigan. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you with any legal issue you may be facing. Our attorneys are here to protect your interests at every stage of the legal proceedings. From our office in Clinton Township, we have successfully represented thousands of clients in the Detroit metropolitan area and throughout Michigan.

Criminal defense, family law, bankruptcy, estate planning, and personal injury are among the areas in which our firm’s attorneys are highly experienced. Our law firm can handle difficult situations involving several areas of law since we provide such a broad range of legal services. Whether you’re dealing with a traffic ticket, an auto accident injury, or a complicated divorce, our experienced and aggressive attorneys are prepared to fight for you.

Legal Processes

Arrest

A police officer will arrest a suspect. This could happen if they believe that there is probable cause that a crime was or is being committed. They could also make the arrest after a warrant has been issued. Once the suspect has been arrested, they will be booked into custody. For some defendants, they could be released after that with a summons to appear, while others may remain in custody.

Arrest

Arrest

A police officer will arrest a suspect. This could happen if they believe that there is probable cause that a crime was or is being committed. They could also make the arrest after a warrant has been issued. Once the suspect has been arrested, they will be booked into custody. For some defendants, they could be released after that with a summons to appear, while others may remain in custody.

Contacting an Attorney

Contacting an Attorney

The first person that you or your family should contact after an arrest is an attorney. They will be the ones to help you through the criminal justice process. Law enforcement may be trying to talk to you immediately and trying to build a case against you. A lawyer would work to protect the rights that are constitutionally guaranteed to you.

Bail

Bail

The suspect could be released from custody if they post bond. Law enforcement could try to deny bail to a defendant if they believe that they are a danger or a flight risk. Then, the defendant would have a bail hearing where the judge could order them released.

Arraignment

Arraignment

The defendant will appear in front of the judge, and the charges will be read to them. This is where the defendant enters in their plea. At this point of the proceedings, it is almost always “not guilty.”

Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination

This is a mini-trial in which the prosecution will try to convince the judge that there is enough evidence to proceed to a trial. Here, they will need to present evidence and witnesses, although there is a lower standard than would be necessary for a conviction. The ultimate result of this hearing is that the judge determines whether there is probable cause to move forward. The prosecution and defense may speak here about possible plea deals and ways to resolve the case without a trial.

Pre-Trial Motions

Pre-Trial Motions

Lawyers for both sides may make motions to set the ground rules for the trial. The most common motion made at this stage relates to evidence and witnesses. Whether the judge allows certain evidence to be admitted could make the difference between a conviction or an acquittal.

Trial

Trial

This is where the prosecution will put on its case and try to prove that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Each side will have its chance to both call its own witnesses and cross-examine those that the other side calls. In the end, the defendant’s fate is in the hands of the judge or jury who makes the decision about guilt. If there is a jury trial, the verdict must be unanimous.

Appeal & Sentencing

Appeal & Sentencing

If convicted, a court will impose a punishment. This could happen without a trial if the defendant pled guilty. The court will consider a number of factors related to both the defendant and the crime. The defendant has the right to appeal a verdict against them. Usually, the appeal would try to argue that there was an error in the case as opposed to asking an appeals court to make a new judgment.

Meet The Attorneys

Our attorneys have lots of experience in various spheres of law including family law, criminal defense, personal injury, and estate planning.

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