"I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police."

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If you have your own problems with the police, call Schmierlaw for a free, initial consultation.
Schmierlaw provides experienced, aggressive, and affordable criminal defense committed to protecting your rights and winning your case

Looking here? Things must be pretty bad.

You, someone in your family, or a friend may be facing arrest, is accused of committing a crime, or is sitting in jail. Maybe the police have called and asked to question you and you don’t know your rights or what you should do. You have questions and Schmierlaw has answers.

Schmierlaw can help. With nearly two decades of Criminal Defense experience, Schmierlaw provides legal defense with a commitment to providing you Experienced, Affordable and Aggressive Criminal Representation. If you are charged with a crime or any offense, contact Schmierlaw for a no-cost, initial consultation.

Do I need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you have been arrested or charged with any crime or criminal offense, whether you retain a criminal defense lawyer and which criminal defense attorney you hire will make a difference in your case. Prosecutors treat any criminal offense seriously and will often seek to impose the harshest penalties as the law will allow. Even first-time offenders who have no prior record can face jail time, extensive fees, fines and court costs, plus you will get a permanent criminal record. Add in the damage to your reputation, the effects on your career, and watching your future go down the drain, an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer is probably a good idea and will save you money in the long run. Call Schmierlaw who, with a winning track record, is committed to providing you the best criminal defense possible.

Civil Infractions
drivier in speeding car

• Most Traffic Tickets

• Not Considered Crimes

• No Criminal Record

• May Lower Fines

• May Reduce Points

• A Good Investment

Schmierlaw is an experienced and aggressive Civil Infraction and traffic Ticket Attorney who may be able to reduce the fines, the driving points you may get or Schmierlaw may even be able to convince the Prosecutor to dismiss a Misdemeanor criminal charge and recharge you as a Civil Infraction, meaning a criminal conviction will not appear on your record. Plus, for most civil infractions you don't even have to show up for Court. We will appear for you. When you add up the money you might spend without a defense lawyer including taking time off work, Schmierlaw is probably a good investment.

Prostitute arrested by police

• Least Serious Charges

• Appears on Record

• Up to a Year in Jail

• Employment Issues

• Effect on Credit Score

• Offenses like OWI

• Public Intox, Shoplifting

While misdemeanors have less long-term consequences than felonies, career prospects, credit scores, and employment opportunities could be affected. An Attorney may be able to get the Prosecutor and Judge to sentence you under a Diversion Program that could keep your record clean. While misdemeanors are the least serious crimes, they show up on a background check and can really effect your future. A criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in the Criminal Court system and can maybe keep a conviction off your record is probably a good idea.

Man on knees being arrested

• Most Serious Crimes

• One Year plus in Prison

• Probable Job Loss

• Loss of Gun Rights

• Loss of Parenting Time

• Lots of other Problems

Felonies carry significant consequences whether you go to jail or not. And Michigan has an ”Habitual Offender” law, that could result in being sentenced for up to life in prison. There are Diversion Programs that may keep a felony conviction off your record. Plus, even if you are not eligible for diversion,, there may be other Community Correction programs available which serve as an alternative to incarceration. An experienced Attorney can help. Call Schmierlaw for free to discuss your case and see how Schmierlaw can help if you are charged with a felony.

You Don't Want to Say "What Happened?" when It's Over

Some criminal defense lawyers will tell you only good things in order to get your business. The attorney promised you that you would “Beat the Rap” but then you find yourself convicted of a felony, facing 5 years in jail, and trying to figure out what happened?

Schmierlaw has nearly two decades of criminal defense experience and because of that, we know how your case may proceed and the possible penalties you could face. We won’t make promises we can't keep just to get your business. We will advise you on what can truly happen if you are convicted and advise you on steps to take to reduce the impact a criminal conviction will have on your life. We will tell you when we think it is in your best interest to take a plea deal or when you should battle the criminal charges in court. But always, however you want to proceed, Schmierlaw, is committed to giving you experienced and aggressive criminal defense.

We are Committed to Providing You the Best Criminal Defense Possible

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Detroit Criminal and Drunk Driving Defense

• Experienced

• Affordable Prices

• Available 24/7

• No-cost, 1st Consultation

• Payment Plans

• Credit and Debit Cards

Whether it is representation in a legal matter or just some legal advice, Schmierlaw can help. We specialize in Criminal and Drunk Driving Defense and can help you with any sort of legal issue which may arise including Felonies or Misdemeanors, Drunk Driving, Traffic Tickets, Juvenile Offenses, or any other legal concern which you may have.

For the Best Criminal Defense Possible
Contact Schmierlaw for an Initial No-Cost Consultation

Contact Us for an Initial No-cost Consultation


Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC
2222 Attard Street, Birmingham, Michigan 48009
Tel: (248) 705-3742     FAX: (248) 540-0044    Email: jschmier@schmierlaw.com