Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can be a frightening and confusing experience that can lead to damaging penalties that stay with you the rest of your life. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney can be invaluable in helping you protect your freedom, your future and your wallet from harm stemming from a conviction.

At the Samuels Law Office, our criminal defense lawyers offer aggressive criminal defense guidance to clients throughout the area. Whether you are a college student, a non-student or the parent of a juvenile, we have the experience and aggressive approach needed to help you find the most favorable resolutions possible.

Aggressive Criminal Defense Against a Wide Range of Charges

As a former prosecutor, James R. Samuels offers unique insight into your charges, the courts in which your case will be heard and the options you have to mount a defense. This insight, combined with our experience, allows us to provide aggressive defense to clients facing a number of charges, including:

  • Drunk driving
  • Drug charges
  • Juvenile court issues
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Underage drinking
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Homicide
  • Armed robbery
  • Domestic violence

Whatever the specific charges, we strive to help you avoid the penalties stemming from a conviction by exploring every avenue possible, including diversion programs and sentencing delays when appropriate.

We also take great care to examine the charges, the events leading to them and the actions of police officers during and after your arrest for any information that can be used to pressure the prosecution to negotiate a favorable plea or drop the charges. This information can also be used to plead your case in court.

Before You Talk to the Police, Consult Our Firm

Criminal convictions carry stiff penalties, including:

  • Lengthy jail terms
  • After jail monitoring
  • Significant fines and costs
  • Suspension of privileges, such as driving
  • Loss of parental rights

Whether you have already been charged with a criminal offense or are worried that charges may be coming, it is vital that you consult our firm before speaking to the police. Any information you offer without our assistance can be incredibly damaging to your future and can lead to a conviction.

Contact Our Office for the Defense You Deserve

Criminal charges can have many lasting effects on your future and your career. A conviction can limit your ability to gain employment, rent an apartment, obtain financial aid or continue your education.

We fight to help you limit the harm done by a conviction by providing the guidance you need to make the best defense decisions.

Contact our office online or call 231-796-8858  to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific charges

Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense

Being charged with a criminal sexual conduct offense can be frightening and incredibly confusing. It is important to consult an experienced defense attorney who understands the challenging aspects of criminal sexual conduct cases. Not every criminal defense attorney is equipped to handle the complexities of this unique class of crimes. Anyone facing such charges must seek out an attorney who  successfully handles these cases on a regular basis.

 As a former prosecutor, James R. Samuels leverages a unique insight into the challenges facing individuals charged with criminal sexual conduct. This insight, combined with his success with  juries, gives him a unique ability to help you mount the strongest  defense possible.

Before You Talk to the Police, Consult Our Firm

Criminal sexual conduct convictions carry stiff penalties, including:

  • Lengthy jail terms
  • Lifetime GPS monitoring
  • Lifetime registration on the sex offender listing
  • Loss of parental rights

Whether you have already been charged with a CSC-related offense or are worried that charges may be coming, it is vital that you consult our firm before speaking to the police. Any information you offer without our assistance can be incredibly damaging to your future and can lead to a conviction.Whether you have been charged with child molestation, sexual assault, or date rape, you need a lawyer who knows how to help you mount the strongest defense possible.

Our experience allows us to help you combat the charges against you and pursue the most favorable results possible. By relying on a network of statewide attorneys who are familiar with criminal sexual conduct cases, we work diligently to craft the most effective defense.

The Aggressive Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Your Future Deserves

We explore every possible avenue  to help you mount the most effective criminal sexual conduct defense. By carefully examining your case, the evidence against you and the investigation leading to your arrest, we strive to find any information that can be used to prove your innocence in court. We will also seek the opinions of key experts, including psychologists, doctors and investigators, to support your innocence and pursue the favorable results you need to protect your future.

If you have been charged with a criminal sexual conduct-related offense, do not speak to police without consulting our office. Call 231-796-8858 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific charges.

The Results Speak For Themselves

Attorney James Samuels has secured NOT GUILTY verdicts in numerous sexual assault cases where the client was facing life in prison, including:

  • People v Mallo, 3 counts CSC 1st degree – NOT GUILTY
  • People v Bailey, 4 counts CSC 1st degree –  NOT GUILTY
  • People v DeWitt, 1 count CSC 1st degree – NOT GUILTY
  • People v. Solis,    CSC 3rd degree – NOT GUILTY
  • People v, Maxwell, CSC  NOT GUILTY