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Shelby Township Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, you need to contact a Shelby Township criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can. Being charged with a crime is a sobering business. From the moment your arrest happens, you can say or do things that may prejudice your case later. When you begin looking for your attorney, here are some issues to take into account.

Experience in Criminal Law

Anytime you need a lawyer, you want someone experienced in and trained in the type of case you have. Lawyers might focus their practices in specific broad areas of law, such as family law or criminal law. Even criminal lawyers often concentrate on quite narrow areas of criminal law. If you’ve been accused of murder, a lawyer who usually defends grand theft auto cases may not be the best attorney for you. Instead, look for a criminal lawyer with good experience with the crime you’re charged with. Once you know your lawyer has the right general background, you will also want to be sure that the attorney has a lot of experience and knowledge with the Shelby Township criminal courts.


If your chosen attorney has much experience at all, he or she will have a reputation for being skilled or not in the county courts. That existing professional reputation can significantly affect your Shelby Township criminal defense lawyer’s ability to navigate the criminal courts smoothly and efficiently. Try to ask around, speak with court personnel or former clients, to see what the lawyer’s reputation is. Contact the Macomb County Bar Association or the State Bar of Michigan for information about your candidate’s standing with the bar. The answers you get may make you more or less likely to choose this Shelby County criminal defense lawyer.

Personality & Compatibility

You might expect to spend some extensive time with your Shelby Township criminal defense lawyer.  So, you’re going to want to believe that you can spend time together without causing problems in the attorney-client relationship. Ask yourself:

  • Does this lawyer seem to have my best interest in mind?
  • Is this lawyer focused on my case?
  • Does this lawyer seem too busy to care about my case?
  • Will I be able to talk about personal issues with this lawyer?

It’s best to feel comfortable that the two of you can get along and that you can trust the lawyer.


There is no denying that lawyers can be very expensive. You will want to think about what each attorney you consider retaining will charge you for handling your case. Ask some of the following questions:

  • What is your hourly rate?
  • Do you handle some kinds of cases for a set fee? 
  • Is my case one of those?
  • Are there other costs or fees I have to pay?
  • Can your firm help me make bail?
  • Do I have to put down a retainer and, if so, how much?

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Most criminal attorneys offer a free initial consultation to review your case and whether this attorney expects to be the right one for you. Contact us today to discuss your case and choose your Shelby Township criminal defense lawyer. 

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