Jackson, MI Criminal Defense Lawyer
You never expected to be arrested and now the potential consequences if you are found guilty are overwhelming. Will you lose your job? Could you lose visitation with your children? Will you have a permanent criminal record? Can you vote or own a firearm? What will my friends and family thing?
Our Jackson criminal defense attorneys understand that you might feel helpless and frightened. You may feel as if you are being backed into a corner with no way out. We want to help. You do not need to fight this battle alone. You can have a legal team on your side that is prepared to aggressively fight outside and inside of a courtroom to ensure that the justice system treats you fairly. You have the right to legal counsel, exercise that right now.
CALL (517) 347-6900 FOR A FREE, CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL CONSULTATION.
Your consultation with our attorney is completely confidential. We want to hear what occurred from your perspective. If you believe you are guilty, we want to know why. You may not understand the laws applicable in your situation fully; therefore, you may be assuming you were in the wrong when you did not break the law. Because each detail is important, we take the time to listen to you as you tell us what happened that caused you to be arrested.
Even if you admit to the crime, we want to know so we can help. The prosecution must prove you are guilty. It is not our job to prove your innocence — you are innocent until proven guilty. It is our job to develop a legal strategy that attacks the prosecution’s case to raise doubt or expose a weakness that can be used to argue for an innocent verdict.
What Are Your Options?
We are straightforward and honest. If we believe your best option is a plea deal, we will tell you and explain why we believe a plea deal is preferable to a trial. Our attorneys do not rush to enter plea deals. However, our concern is for you and what is in your best interest. If you the prosecution has a convincing case and you might fact substantially more time in prison if you go to trial, we will tell you.
On the other hand, we are not timid about taking cases to trial if that is in your best interest. We will not pressure you to accept a plea deal just to move your case off our desk. Our sole concern is what is in your best interest. If that is a trial, then we go to trial and fight aggressively to make the prosecution prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
What Types of Criminal Cases Do We Handle?
Our lawyers handle a variety of criminal cases, including complex matters. Examples of criminal charges we defend include but are not limited to:
- DUI, DWI, and Drugged Driving
- Medical Marijuana Cases
- Drug Crimes
- Theft, Embezzlement, and Robbery
- Firearm Violations
- Domestic Violence
- Assault and Battery
- Traffic Violations
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Driver’s License Restoration
Criminal Courts in Jackson, Michigan
The 4th Circuit Court has jurisdiction over Jackson County. The Circuit Court is located at 312 South Jackson Street, Jackson, MI 49201 (telephone: 517-788-4268). The 12th District Court also has jurisdiction over Jackson County. The District Court is in the same courthouse on South Jackson Street as the Circuit Court (telephone: 517-788-4260).
The District Court for Jackson County handles most of the traffic violations and misdemeanors with maximum jail time of one year for convictions. The Circuit Court handles the other criminal matters including felonies, preliminary hearings, and arraignments. Our Jackson, MI criminal defense attorneys represent clients in both courts.
You Have Legal Rights — Exercise Your Rights!
When you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent. You also have the right to have an attorney present during questioning. Exercise these rights! Do not answer any questions until you speak with one of our attorneys. Do not be tricked into answering questions because the officer tells you that it will help prove your innocence if you cooperate.
Also, do not be fooled into thinking you can answer questions because you have not been read the Miranda Warning. Officers can question you without the warning, but they cannot use your answers in court. They can use the information to pursue other leads and evidence.
Do not take a chance with your future. Do not talk about the matter until you speak with an attorney.
Work with a Trusted Jackson Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Clark Law Office is prepared to put all our legal experience, skills, and resources to work for you as we defend you against criminal charges. The sooner you consult with an attorney, the better prepared you will be when you must go to court.
For a free legal consultation with a Jackson criminal defense attorney, call (517) 347-6900.