Kelly and Kelly, P.C are experienced criminal law attorneys in Northville, MI. Our firm has represented clients facing criminal charges in Michigan for over 30 years. During this time, we’ve gained irreplaceable knowledge and experience about the Michigan criminal justice system, courts, and procedures. Additionally, we’ve witnessed many good people in bad situations and believe that not everybody facing charges deserves a life-altering criminal record. At Kelly and Kelly, we specialize in defending people who don’t belong in the criminal justice system.
If you, or someone you know has issues with a criminal charge in Northville, call our experienced criminal lawyers and schedule a confidential consultation today. 248-348-0496.
If you have an urgent matter that requires legal assistance after hours or on weekends, use our emergency line. 248-733-5021
Award Winning Northville Criminal Attorney
Attorney Michael B. Kelly is an award winning criminal defense attorney who focuses on issues related to school law, juvenile defense, drunk driving, and more. He was named as the ‘Top 10 Under 40 for Criminal Defense in Michigan’, and rated as a Super Lawyer in 2022.
You can learn more about Mike Kelly’s personal achievements and accolades by visiting his profile page.
Criminal Defense Practice Areas
The Northville criminal defense attorneys at Kelly & Kelly P.C. handle a multitude of issues relating to criminal defense. These issues include but are not limited to the following,
Kelly and Kelly P.C. is located in downtown Northville on the south side of Northville Rd just east of Griswold St. We have client parking in the back with public parking directly across the street at Ford Field Park for overflow, with a crosswalk for easy access. You can obtain the address and driving directions below.
Our lawyers put together personalized plans for each of our clients to help them navigate the system and address the situation which led them to being involved in the criminal justice system. We focus on putting the client in the best light when in front of the judge.
Common Criminal Law Cases We Handle
Our Northville criminal attorneys routinely handle the following matters:
Drunk Driving Offenses
Theft / Retail Fraud
Destruction of Property
Traffic Tickets and Other Traffic Offenses
Restoration of a License
Minors in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)
Police and Arrest Issues
Searches and Seizures
Controlled Substance Charges
Northville Court System (35th District Court)
If you’ve been arrested in the City of Northville or Northville Township, your case will be handled by the 35th District Court in Plymouth, Michigan. The 35th District Court handles serious and specified misdemeanor offenses, initial jurisdiction for arraignment of felony charges and preliminary exams, juvenile justice, and other civil matters. The 35th District Court is located at:
The Michigan criminal law attorneys of Kelly and Kelly P.C, have over 30 years experience representing clients in Northville. As a result, our criminal law firm fully understands processes of the local court system; this includes an understanding of the judges. You can read more about judges that hear Northville criminal cases below.
Chief Judge Pro Tem
Michael J. Gerou
Judge Gerou is a very fair and reasonable judge. He is approachable and understanding. He is a huge believer in “second chances” and also serves as the Sobriety Court Judge of the 35th District Court. Judge Gerou created the Teenage Choices and Legal Consequences pamphlet provided to young offenders to encourage them to make better choices.
Judge Gerou is a huge proponent of organized youth sports and community involvement. Don’t be afraid to share with him your role on the high school basketball team, or volunteer work from your community. He likes to see you have positive influences in your life. Demonstrate to him that you’re a good person who simply made a bad mistake.
James A. Plakas
Judge Plakas is an even-keeled, straight-shooter; he calls it like he sees it. He is fair and just. Don’t bring excuses into his courtroom and be prepared to show that you’re not going to be a continuing liability for the court. Actions speak louder than words.
Free Advice Provide Judge Plakas with a solution instead of an explanation for what you did. “You screwed up, so what’s it going to take for you to learn?” Be convincing.
Ronald W. Lowe
Judge Lowe has a reputation for being a “tough” judge, and he can be; but his contributions to the 35th District Court over the nearly 20 years he’s served as District Judge have been immense. He is an advocate for the public, as reflected in his role in the formation of the Domestic Violence Program, Teen Court, Citizen Surveys, Victim’s Impact Panel, and the community service work-detail program, among others.
Free Advice “There’s a way to do things, and there’s a way not to do things.” No one gets dessert before dinner in Judge Lowe’s courtroom. If you want to stay out of jail, or keep your criminal record clean, do the work and earn the reward.
Downtown Northville Office
422 East Main Street
Northville, MI 48167
Phone: (248) 348-0496
After Hours: (248) 733-5021
Fax Number: (248) 348-3761
The offices of Kelly & Kelly P.C. are located in Northville, MI. We represent clients in Wayne County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, Macomb County, Genesee County and throughout the state of Michigan.Kelly & Kelly P.C handle cases in various courts throughout Michigan. This includes the 35th District Court along with the: 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 29th, 34th, 47th, 52nd, 53rd, 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st, 32A, 33rd, 36th, 14-A, 14-B, 43rd, 44th, 45-A, 45-B, 46th, 48th, 50th, 51st and 15th District Courts This also includes Circuit Courts such as the 3rd Circuit Court along with the 6th, and 22nd Circuit Courts.