Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney
Our criminal justice system was developed by the founders of our country to be fair and just. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfect system. Simply put, people running the criminal justice system are human. Humans make mistakes, possess bias, and may take advantage of others. As a result, properly defending yourself while being suspected or charged with an offense requires an in-depth knowledge of laws and legal processes. Moreover, certain laws are specific to individual states, and in some cases, specific to a local area. The Michigan criminal law attorneys at Kelly & Kelly, P.C. know the ins and outs of the legal system and have experience in all courts throughout the State. This knowledge is required to defend your rights, affirm your innocence or minimize penalties/disciplinary actions.
If you, or someone you know is being charged with an offense in Michigan, call our experienced Michigan criminal lawyers for a confidential consultation today.
How We Can Help
Kelly & Kelly P.C. specializes in defending people who don’t belong in the criminal justice system. We like to say that good people get themselves into bad situations. If you’re a good person who made a mistake or are falsely accused of a crime, we want to represent you and create a game plan to get you back on your feet.
With over 30 years of experience, our law firm has expertise in many aspects of criminal law. We can help you with the following:
DUI Defense – Once you’re released from police custody, the clock starts ticking on the life-cycle of your case. Although being arrested for a DUI/OWI is an awful experience, it’s important to contact a criminal defense attorney right away. This is especially important, if you were arrested in Oakland County as even a first-time DUI offense may result in incarceration. Kelly & Kelly has extensive experience in the Oakland County Court System, and many other Court Systems within the State of Michigan. We will help ensure your legal rights are upheld, penalties are minimized/mitigated, and your future is protected.
License Restoration – We can help get your driver’s license back after suspension. Additionally, we help clients with appealing a breath test refusal, removal of an ignition interlock, and more.
Expungements – Nobody’s perfect. At some point, everyone has made a mistake. Not everyone deserves a “black mark” on their record due to a mistake. We help with the clearing/expungement of a criminal record in Michigan for those who deserve a fresh start. Our attorneys have handled many cases resulting in expungements for both adult and juvenile offenders.
Juvenile Law – Juveniles and minors are a special case in our criminal justice system, and representing their legal rights requires specialized knowledge and experience. The attorneys at Kelly & Kelly have that experience. The personal attention we provide to every client, including minors and their families, help alleviate stressful situations. Our lawyers are experienced in every aspect of juvenile law including: status offenses, juvenile records, probation issues, delinquency petition, juvenile diversion, truancy, incorrigibility, juvenile court, youth assistance, theft offenses, juvenile diversion, and more.
Minor in Possession (MIP) – Do not take these tickets lightly. An MIP may seem like a “slap on the wrist;” however, there are new laws in the State of Michigan that take into account subsequent charges and treat MIP’s as misdemeanors. Our lawyers have extensive experience in cases involving juveniles, minors, and alcohol related offenses. We help ensure that an MIP charge does not become a nightmare for your family.
Education Law – This specialized area of law involves expulsions, suspensions, academic appeals, student rights, and school-crimes. It is extremely important for students to understand that both the school administration and the police can take action against a student for “offenses” that may or may not have been committed on school property. Our law firm specializes in representing the rights of students.
Retail Fraud (Theft) – If you’ve been charged with a theft crime in Michigan, being issued a ticket by a police officer is not enough to convict you of the crime itself. Learn more about your options and how our lawyers can defend you against retail fraud, and other theft crimes in Michigan.
Felony Offenses – There are many traps and pitfalls within our complex legal system that can land someone into huge trouble even for something such as simple possession of a controlled substance, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you’re being charged with a felony, don’t risk your future with inadequate legal defense. The law firm of Kelly & Kelly has over 30 years of legal experience in Michigan courts and are dedicated to protecting the future of those that don’t belong in the criminal justice system.
Drug Charges – The attorneys at Kelly and Kelly are experienced in all aspects of drug offenses. This includes both felony and misdemeanor drug charges.
Assault & Battery – A&B charges are very serious in the State of Michigan. These charges can be serious even if someone was acting in self-defense. If there isn’t any video evidence and/or witnesses, it’s possible an individual may still face serious penalties. We have the knowledge and experience to present your case with proper facts/evidence to the prosecutor and judge.
Domestic Violence – Michigan takes Domestic Violence charges very seriously. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the police to make an arrest after only hearing one side of the story. If you’re a victim, or being wrongfully accused, we will help ensure your legal rights are upheld.
Other Areas – The lawyers at our firm help clients with many other aspects of criminal law. These aspects include, but are not limited to: police/arrest issues, searches and seizures, etc, You can visit our criminal law FAQ page to learn more.
Award Winning Criminal Defense Attorney
Michael B. Kelly is an award winning criminal law attorney. He’s received several awards from his peers including being named Top 40 Under 40 lawyer for Criminal Defense by The National Trial Lawyers. Furthermore, Michael has exceptionally high reviews from client’s he’s assisted throughout the years. You can read more about Michael’s experience on his profile page.
Kelly & Kelly P.C. handles all aspects of criminal cases from representing a client for drunk driving in the local district court to representing a person charged with a felony in the County Circuit Court.
Proactive Criminal Defense
The criminal defense lawyers at Kelly & Kelly P.C put together personalized plans for our clients to help navigate the system and address issues leading to their involvement in the criminal justice system. Our law firm focuses on putting the client in the best light when in front of the judge.
Other Criminal Law Areas
Our law firm handles many other issues related to criminal law in Michigan; these issues include, but are not limited to the following.
Where We Serve Clients
The offices of Kelly & Kelly, P.C. is located in Northville, Michigan. Although this is our physical location, we represent clients all throughout Ann Arbor, Novi, Livonia, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, and many other locations throughout the State of Michigan. Our law firm is very familiar with the various court systems across the State. Kelly & Kelly P.C. handles all aspects of criminal cases from representing a client for drunk driving in the local district court to representing a person charged with a felony in the County Circuit Court.