Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney Stands Up for Clients’ Rights
Determined Western Michigan lawyer assists accused individuals
Individuals who have been accused of a state or federal crime have fundamental rights, but it takes a proven Grand Rapids criminal defense attorney to assert those rights effectively. I, Allen Fiorletta of The Fiorletta Law Group, PLLC in Grand Rapids, defend Western Michigan clients who have been arrested and are facing possible incarceration and other types of punishment. With more than 30 years of experience assisting individuals, I know how prosecutors work and don’t back down regardless of the specific allegations.
Experienced advocate works to counter assault, OWI and drug charges
Misdemeanor crimes carry a jail sentence of up to one year. Felonies are punishable by a term in state prison that could last for a year or much longer. Throughout Western Michigan, I handle all types of felony and misdemeanor cases, including those where defendants are charged with:
- Assault — My firm counters assault and battery charges by raising any defense supported by the evidence, such as the fact that a client was acting in self-defense.
- Drunk driving — Motorists convicted of drunk driving have their license suspended and might face incarceration. In OWI cases, I review the situation thoroughly to see if the arrest was tainted by unlawful police tactics or sloppy sobriety test administration.
- Drug offenses — Despite the trend toward marijuana decriminalization, serous penalties still exist for the possession of other drugs and unlawful sale of any controlled substance. Whenever possible, my firm challenges improperly collected evidence and looks to resolve cases through drug court, substance abuse treatment and other alternatives to incarceration.
No matter the charge, I won’t let you be intimidated by prosecutors and will aggressively pursue a result that minimizes your punishment and disruption to your life.
Knowledgeable litigator handles matters involving alleged federal crimes
Mounting an effective defense against a federal criminal charge requires an attorney who is aware of the laws and procedures that apply to these cases. I have significant experience in federal court and advocate on behalf of individuals accused of white-collar crimes, drug offenses, sexual misconduct, immigration violations and other types of matters that are adjudicated in this system. Strict sentencing guidelines could lead to a harsh punishment, so you can rely on me to treat these matters with the utmost seriousness.
Experienced firm investigates the facts and prepares sound defenses
One weapon often deployed by prosecutors is the fear of a long sentence. This compels many people to give up their rights even if they have a formidable defense or are not sure about the prospects for a successful outcome. My firm works tirelessly to investigate allegations and find evidence that opposes the counts brought by the authorities against you. When you have a true perspective on the case against you, you’re much more likely to make a wise choice about whether to negotiate for a reduced charge through a plea agreement or face off with the prosecutor at trial. No matter what best suits your situation, I will make sure to safeguard your rights and press for the best outcome possible, whether that’s a dismissal, acquittal or mitigated sentence.
Skilled attorney advises on expungement of records detailing prior crimes
Currently, Michigan law allows residents to obtain an expungement for one felony or two misdemeanor convictions on their criminal record if at least five years have passed since the completion of the sentence. Certain types of offenses, such as violent felonies, cannot be sealed. The current expungement process is complicated, but I can explain if you’re eligible, detail any recent changes to the law and guide you through the process if you choose to seek relief.
Contact a proven Michigan criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation
The Fiorletta Law Group, PLLC in Grand Rapids defends Michigan residents who have been accused of criminal misconduct. Please call 616-717-1334 or contact me online for a free consultation regarding your case.