Kalamazoo Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Clark Law Office is a client-focused criminal defense law firm. We aggressively fight to protect the legal rights and freedom of each client. Our Kalamazoo criminal defense lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of criminal charges including DUI and drugged Driving charges, domestic violence, criminal sexual conduct, theft, firearms charges, and expungements. Our attorneys provide the legal counsel and support you need through each step of the criminal justice process.  PROTECT YOUR FUTURE – CALL 517-347-6900.  Who you choose to represent you in a criminal matter is an important decision. Call now to learn what our lawyers can do to help you fight the criminal charges against you.

When Should You Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

NOW! Right Now! As soon as possible after being arrested or learning you are under investigation for a crime, you need to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. The judicial process can be confusing, especially for someone who has never had to deal with criminal courts. You need someone to help you navigate the process to ensure law enforcement officers and prosecutors are not infringing on your constitutional rights.

Furthermore, you need a strong advocate on your side as quickly as possible. From the moment you are arrested, the prosecution begins building a case against you.  The police officers and the prosecutor believe that you are guilty. Do not speak to anyone or try to explain your side of what occurred. You need to exercise your legal right to remain silent until you talk to your attorney. Anything you say, even a simple statement that seems completely innocent could be twisted to be used against you. Do not take any changes — do not answer questions without a lawyer present!

Drunk Driving and Misdemeanor Drug Charges

Every criminal offense is serious, including misdemeanor drug charges, marijuana charges, and driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Do not be fooled by an officer’s or prosecutor’s assurance that you can “work things out” if you cooperate. You need a DUI attorney or drug defense attorney to help you fight these charges.

Michigan has severe punishments for drug offenses and drunk driving convictions, even for first offenses. If you are facing a drunk or drugged driving charge or any charge related to illegal drugs, call now to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.

Do You Have Questions About a Criminal Charge?

Criminal law is a complex area of law. We understand that you may have many questions. Our Kalamazoo criminal defense attorneys will answer your questions and explain how the judicial process works for criminal charges.

TELL US YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY – CALL 517-347-6900

We want to hear your side of the story. You are innocent until you are proven guilty by a court of law. Our lawyers work with you to build a strong legal defense that gives you the best chance of having the charges dropped. If that is not possible, we will aggressively fight the charges and assist you in determining the best option for you given the facts in your case.

Criminal Courts in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo falls under the jurisdiction of the Eighth Judicial District Court and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court. There are two locations for the criminal division of the Eighth Judicial District Court in Kalamazoo. The Crosstown Location handles non-misdemeanor traffic offenses while the North Location handles all other cases for the district court. The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court hears felony cases and criminal appeals.

The addresses for the courts are:

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court — North Location

227 West Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Telephone: (269) 384-8171

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court — Crosstown Location

150 East Crosstown Parkway

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Telephone: (269) 384-8171

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court

Michigan Avenue Courthouse

227 West Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Telephone: (269) 383-8950

Kalamazoo Criminal Defense Attorneys Working to Protect You

The attorneys of The Clark Law Office are experienced trial attorneys and skilled negotiators. We attempt to resolve your criminal charges by working with the prosecution to achieve an acceptable outcome. However, we will take a case to trial and fight to prove that you are innocent of the charges against you if that is the best option given the facts of your case. We do not pressure clients to accept plea deals unless we are confident that is the best option for that client.

You are the reason why we are in practice.  We want to help you protect your future by providing sound legal counsel and compassionate support at a time when you may be frightened, anxious, and overwhelmed. To request your free legal consultation with a Kalamazoo criminal defense attorney, call 517-347-6900. For your convenience, we have offices in Okemos and Lansing.