Oakland County Criminal Defense Attorney
Facing criminal charges in Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne County?
There is often nothing more harrowing or emotionally distressful than the time immediately following a criminal charge. In Michigan, crime is not taken lightly, and if you are facing prosecution, you should know that they will enter into every case with the predisposition that you are guilty. They will see you as nothing but another statistic, and will work tirelessly to bring you to the harshest penalty that they can. Depending on the crime you have been charged with, you will face anything from extended imprisonment, steep monetary fines, restitution paid to the victim or the family of the victim, mandatory enrollment in a drug or alcohol class, driver's license suspension, and the like.
To ensure that you are given the defense that you require, do not hesitate to contact a criminal defense attorney as quickly as you can. By evaluating your case, doing meticulous preparation, and exhaustively fighting to protect your future, the right attorney will stop at nothing to assist you towards your optimum outcome. When arrested and accused of a criminal offense, the action you take immediately after your arrest can greatly affect the outcome of the trial. If you engage in answering questions from investigators or law enforcement without a defense attorney, you are taking great risks with your case. The first action after an arrest, whether for a DUI or a serious criminal offense, is to contact a proven criminal defense attorney that will protect your rights from the beginning of the case. I, Attorney Daniel Hajji am determined to aggressively defend each client, no matter how serious the offense.
Defense for DUI, OWI, Drug Crimes, Assault & More
If you have been arrested for a crime you did not commit or know you have made a mistake, your first step should be to contact our legal team. DUI/OWI offenses are taken very seriously in Michigan. If you were pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence, you could be facing time in jail, fines, and a suspended driver's license. We also have experience in defending those who have been arrested on drug charges. These charges range from possession to
medical marijuana to distribution to trafficking. We are also able to defend you against accusations of
violent crimes. Whether you were facing charges of
assault and battery, or
weapon charges, we will fight tirelessly to protect your freedom and your future.
Sex offenses are one of the most difficult crimes to be accused of. The mere hint of an accusation can cause the individual's reputation to be permanently damaged. Not only that, but if you are convicted, you could be facing jail time or prison time, and a permanent place on the sex offender registry. This is a list that is available to the public and contains the offender's name, address, photograph, and the details of their crime.
White collar crimes are another category of crimes that could lead to severe penalties. These financially motivated crimes can lead to millions of dollars in fines and time in prison. They include:
fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and more.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of committing a theft and property crime, please do not hesitate to contact our firm. You can rely on our firm to be able to provide strong defense for shoplifting, carjacking, burglary,
robbery, and more. We also have experience in handling
federal offenses and
juvenile crimes. These cases follow a different procedure so it is important that you have a strong representative on your side with experience in these areas of law.
If you have recently been arrested for the unlawful possession, sales, or trafficking of any type of substance that should not be in your possession, you should immediately talk to a criminal defense attorney. Drug charges range in severity, and even a first time offender could find themselves facing maximum or enhanced penalties after an investigation. Even if you were simply holding the product for another person, or you were unaware that they were stashed in your home, you may still face guilty charges without an attorney. All types of drug charges, including the possession of a small amount of marijuana, are taken very seriously in the state of Michigan. Police officers and other law enforcement officers will do anything in their power to get a suspected drug dealer or drug user off the streets.
When addressing serious criminal accusations, it has been proven in endless cases that who you select to represent you has much to do with the outcome of your case. Not all attorneys have the trial experience and talent needed to present a case in a compelling manner to a jury; and when they lack the talent, you can suffer the consequences. Our approach is very aggressive, no matter what criminal charge is involved.
One reason we take such an aggressive approach is because we understand the harsh penalties which can result from a criminal conviction. The specific penalties the individual could be left facing will vary based on the type of crime. The Michigan Penal Code gives information regarding the jail time, fines, and other penalties which can be expected. If convicted of assault, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor and can be punished by jail time of up to 93 days and a $500 fine. The sentence, however, can be enhanced if it is a multiple offense. If this is the case, they could be left in jail for two years and fined up to $2,500. Another common crime which serves as an example of what one might expect from sentencing is robbery. When in the commission of a theft, the individual uses force or causes the person to fear for their safety or health, they could be convicted of a felony and sent to prison for up to 15 years.
Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney
When determining how to move forward in a criminal defense case, the first step is to fully and painstakingly evaluate every piece of evidence that is surrounding the case. In many instances serious flaws in the case have been discovered through this process. When overzealous law enforcement is determined to arrest an individual for a crime, they may shortcut the legal procedures, such as in cases of probable cause or in legal restrictions involving search and seizure. In some cases they may have failed to follow up on other strong leads that would have exonerated our client, and a variety of other circumstances that can be exploited for the defense of your case. No matter what crime you have been charged with, it is vital that you defend your case. Our actions will be geared towards the seeking a better outcome for our client, a dismissed charge, reduced charge or "not guilty" verdict. Yes - you were charged. This does not mean you will be convicted. The action you take now has much to do with the outcome of your case.
We serve residents of Birmingham, Bloomfield, Clinton, Dearborn, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Rochester, Royal Oak, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Troy, Warren, Oakland County, Waterford, Wayne County, and Macomb County, as well as the surrounding areas.