For many people, there is nothing more frightening and possibly life-altering than learning that they are the target of a criminal investigation or charge. This is because criminal convictions have the ability to produce a wide array of negative effects, both now and also well into the future.
On top of potentially lengthy prison terms, expensive monetary fines, restitution requirements, periods of probation and more, a conviction can lead to employment difficulties, loss of professional and other licenses, adverse immigration decisions, familial disruptions and more.
Considering the upheaval and trauma a criminal charge, let alone a conviction can have on individuals and their loved ones, it is crucial that accused parties have an aggressive legal advocate on their side in the form of a Michigan criminal lawyer.
When so much is at stake, a Michigan criminal attorney can be an essential ally in helping their clients understand the charges at issue, the applicable penalties and the defense strategies best suited to secure an acquittal or at the very least mitigate the sanctions ultimately imposed.