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Criminal Law

Homicide

Homicides, murder charges in the first degree, second degree or felony murder are as much about facts as they are about politics and optics. The best defense is the one starts as quickly as possible. While most of us believe the police are employed to protect us, but if you’re the focus of an investigation then they’re building a case against you – not fighting for your rights. We have years of experience fighting in courtrooms and behind the scenes to protect our clients.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes refer to criminal offenses of a sexual nature.

Commonly known sex crimes include, rape, child molestation, sexual battery, lewd conduct, possession and distribution of child pornography, possession & distribution of obscene material, prostitution, solicitation of prostitution, pimping, pandering, indecent exposure, lewd act with a child, & penetration of the genital or anal region by a foreign Object.

Drug Crimes

Drug crime is the umbrella term used to describe different offenses involving controlled substances. Each state & the federal government have enacted laws against unlawful possession, use, distribution, or production of certain drugs. These include cocaine, heroin, marijuana & amphetamines.

Drunk Driving & Traffic Violations

Traffic violations are generally divided into major & minor types of violations. The most minor type are parking violations, which are not counted against a driving record, though a person can be arrested for unpaid violations. Next are the minor driving violations, including speeding & other moving violations, which usually do not require a court appearance. Then there are more serious moving violations, such as reckless driving or leaving the scene of an accident. Finally there is drunk driving, also called Driving Under the Influence (DUI), which is a classification onto itself.

Domestic Violence & Assault

Laws vary by state, but domestic violence is generally defined the crime of assault where the victim is a current or former spouse, parent, child, any person with whom the defendant has a child in common, a present or former household member, or a person who has or had a dating or engagement relationship with the defendant. A person may often be arrested for domestic violence without a warrant.

An assault is any unlawful attempt or offer with force or violence to do bodily harm to another, whether from ill will or extreme carelessness; for example, by striking at or holding up the fist at a person in a threatening or insulting manner, or with other circumstances that evidence an intention, coupled with a present ability, of actual violence against the person, such as by pointing a weapon at him when he is within reach of it. When the injury is actually inflicted, it amounts to a battery.

CPS Child Protective Services

Child protective custody is used in the context of family law when authorities believe a child’s health or welfare is in danger. A social worker or police officer can place a child into protective custody if he or she believes immediate action is needed to protect a child from abuse or neglect. Laws generally require a parent to receive written notice listing the date and time for a protective custody hearing which is typically required to be held within a short period, such as a few days, after a child has been placed into protective custody.

Firearms

Gun-related violence is violence committed with the use of a gun (firearm or small arm). Gun-related violence may or may not be considered criminal. Criminal violence includes homicide (except when & where ruled justifiable), assault with a deadly weapon, and suicide, or attempted suicide, depending on jurisdiction.

Areas of Legal Expertise
  • Murder, Negligent Homicide, Manslaughter
  • Rape, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sex Offender Registration Violations, Molestation, Pornography
  • Arson
  • Home Invasion, Robbery, Theft, Larceny
  • Drug Crimes, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Heroin
  • Drunk Driving, Traffic Offenses, Driver License Restoration
  • Weapons & Firearms
  • Embezzlement, Fraud, Forgery, Uttering & Publishing
  • Assaults & Domestic Violence
  • Probation & Parole Violations
  • Expungement of Criminal Record
  • Appeals

We’re available 24/7 to help you.

(269) 321-5059

Charges related to violent crimes, criminal sexual conduct, drug crimes, & gun crimes are serious and need fast action to build a strong defense.

We understand just how anxiety-provoking and overwhelming these experiences can be.

It is critically important that you obtain a talented criminal-defense attorney immediately. The choices that you make right now will have lasting consequences, and it is crucial that you get effective help as soon as you can.

Whether the criminal accusations against you are justified or not, we promise to treat you with the kindness, respect, and understanding that you deserve.

Some of our clients are charged with crimes that they actually did commit. Some of our clients are completely innocent of the crimes alleged against them. Many of our clients are overcharged with crimes that are too high or have been mistreated by police. Regardless of the complexities, posture, or emotional tenor inherent in your case, we promise to deliver the same standard of zealous representation and caring to your case that we deliver for all of our clients.

Schroder & Schroder, PLC, provides comprehensive legal representation for all criminal-law matters in both Michigan and Federal courts, and have been doing so with exceptional results for more than 22 combined years. Whether your case involves testifying victims or witnesses, children, medical evidence, DNA, ballistics, drug detection and interdiction, complex financial matters, computers, cell phones, tracking devices, or other complicated evidentiary issues, you can be sure that we have the experience to handle any issue in your case—including the involvement of both local and national media.

The thought of managing and resolving all of these issues may seem overwhelming right now. You can trust that we will help you through every step of your case by providing you with strategic solutions tailored to help you resolve your case based on your own individual needs. When resolution short of trial seems unlikely, we’ll back up these strategies with unmatched talent in the courtroom.

Please call us for a free and confidential consultation. We make it easy for you to meet with us, and you’ll feel confident and relaxed after you gain some insight about how a talented attorney can make all the difference for you and your future.

We're ready to protect your rights.

If you have any legal problem in your life we are available to help.

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