If you’re currently facing criminal allegations, you may be confused and frightened about the potential outcome. While many people place faith in the justice system, it doesn’t always work in their favor. Plenty of innocent people are sitting in Michigan jail cells because of false accusations and weak representation in the courtroom.

If you want to protect yourself and your family, it’s essential that you work with a law firm that understands the complexities of criminal law. At O’Keefe Law, we can work with you to fight your criminal charge in court. Whether you’re facing a criminal felony or misdemeanor, you need a lawyer that has a history of winning high-profile cases in court.

 

DUI Defense

A DUI or OUIL conviction can result in serious penalties that can prevent you from living a normal life. You can lose your license for a considerable amount of time depending on the severity of your charge. Prosecutors will also factor in past DUI convictions when making the final decision on your sentencing.

If you’ve been convicted of two previous DUI’s, a third conviction can easily result in a jail sentence of up to five years, as well as a felony charge logged on your criminal record. However, a first-time conviction can still result in up to 93 days in jail, a hefty fine, and over 300 hours of community service.

If accused of a DUI, you need to get in touch with a Lenawee County DUI attorney at O’Keefe Law as quickly as possible.

 

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes can result in both state and federal charges. O’Keefe Law has the ability and experience to fight cases at a local and national level. A sex crime can result in a life sentence, in some cases, so it’s crucial that you don’t underestimate the sentencing options at the courts’ disposal.

Crimes such as child abuse, internet sex crimes, rape, and sexual assault are treated very seriously at both levels.

Even if your sex crime charge results in a minor jail sentence, the conviction may follow you for the rest of your life. Many sex criminals are placed on the Sex Offenders Registry, which is a public database that can be used to find people guilty of sex crimes. This can prevent you from seeking employment and may restrict the areas that you’re able to live.

If you want to avoid the Registry, a not guilty verdict is essential. Contact our team at O’Keefe Law to begin working on your defense.

 

Drug Crimes

Many drug crimes are non-violent, but the punishments are often very severe. While smoking marijuana is now legal in Michigan, distribution, and possession of large quantities will still land you in hot water. Some drug crimes can result in life sentences.

Drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine can result in a lifetime behind bars if you are found trafficking large quantities. Prescription drug crime can also result in heavy sentencing. The recent opioid epidemic has made prosecutors more eager to put people behind bars.

Don’t let an overzealous prosecutor ruin your life – choose a legal team that can help you fight back.

 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a charge that arises if you are accused of being violent towards a spouse, partner, or significant other. These charges can create serious problems for those who are falsely accused. In many instances, the burden of proof for a regular domestic violence case is extremely low.

Don’t leave your case to chance; a minor domestic assault charge can result in up to 93 days in jail. Serious convictions can lead to multi-year sentences.

 

Violent Crimes

Whether you’re facing assault, battery, kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, or any other violent crime, it’s essential that you understand the consequences. A conviction can result in a multi-year sentence if your charge is strong enough. Violent crimes are taken very seriously in Michigan. Don’t use an underqualified attorney – you may regret it.

 

Choose a Trusted Attorney

At O’Keefe Law, we work with a broad range of clients. We’re experts in every area of criminal law, with experience at both a state and federal level. We’re happy to work with you to build a strong defense because the best way to prove your innocence is a not guilty verdict in court.

Patrick O’Keefe, the founder of O’Keefe Law, was previously a prosecutor. This experience provides our law firm with a deep understanding of the tricks and tools prosecutors use to obtain convictions. If you want an attorney that can help prevent prosecutorial overreach, O’Keefe Law is your best option in Lenawee County.

At O’Keefe Law, we work with both juvenile and adult clients. If you currently have a child or teenager that is facing criminal charges, you need to speak to an attorney straight away. Don’t leave your child’s fate in the hands of an underqualified public attorney.

 

About Lenawee County

Lenawee County is a southern county in the state of Michigan with around 100,000 residents. Major cities in the area include Adrian, Hudson, Tecumseh, and Morenci. The area is traditionally considered a Republican-leaning population.

The county courthouse is in Adrian, Michigan. To find out more information about the courthouse, its hours, and its rules, you can head directly to the Lenawee County Courthouse website here.