Do not talk to the police without first consulting with a criminal defense lawyer. Ever.

Should I talk to the police?

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If you are a suspect do not talk to the police or make a statement without first consulting with a criminal defense attorney. Ever.

No.  If you are a suspect do not talk to the police or make a statement without first consulting with a criminal defense attorney. Ever.

Many people know that they should not talk to the police without an attorney.  It is a simple rule and many people know it well.  However, despite this knowledge, too many people ignore the rule because they do not want to appear guilty.  They fear that if they do not immediately talk to the police, they will be seen as guilty.  Moreover, people mistakenly believe that if they hire a lawyer, the detective will assume they have something to hide.  Those fears are misguided.

There are many reasons why you should not talk to the police without an attorney.  This article explains why an individual should not talk to police without the assistance of counsel.

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Criminal Lawyer, Michigan – Find the best criminal lawyer for you

Find the best criminal lawyer for you

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This article explains how to hire the best criminal lawyer for you.

The process of finding and hiring the best criminal lawyer for an appeal or to defend you against criminal charges can be a complicated process.  The choice is critical when your life or freedom is on the line.

When the criminal lawyer takes a client’s case it comes with great responsibility.  The client puts his or her future and possibly freedom in the hands of the lawyer.  This article explains what you should consider before you hire the best criminal lawyer for you.

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Why is a MI driver’s license appeal so difficult to win? – Michigan License Appeal Lawyer

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Why is a MI driver’s license appeal so difficult to win? This article explains why the MI SOS has made the appeal process so challenging.

If you have lost your license because of multiple drinking and driving offenses, you may have heard that it is difficult to win your MI driver’s license appeal.   This article will explain why.

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Macomb County Criminal Defense Attorney | | Defending Probation Violations

Author – James E. Czarnecki

Defending probation violations

As a Macomb County criminal defense attorney, our firm has represented over a thousand clients charged with probation violations. This article explains how an experienced Macomb County criminal defense attorney can defend you at a probation violation hearing.

Macomb County Criminal Defense Attorney
This article explains how an experienced Macomb County criminal defense attorney can defend you at a probation violation hearing.

A sentence of probation is a creation of the Michigan Legislature.  You do not have a right to probation.  For your reference here is a link to the Michigan Probation Statute. Since a probation violation can result in serious consequences, your attorney should know the various ways to defend you.

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Macomb County Probation | What to expect at a probation violation hearing.

Author – Genevieve L. Taylor

What you can expect at a Macomb County Probation Violation.

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What to expect at a Macomb County probation violation.

In Michigan, a person my be placed on Macomb County probation after a conviction.  The Michigan Legislature has stated that “the granting of probation is a matter of grace conferring no vested right to its continuance.” Essentially, the law states that a defendant is not entitled to probation as a matter of right. The court has the ability to revoke a probationary term if the probationer violates any of the terms set by the court.  Revocation of Probation Statute.  This article describes what you can expect from a Macomb County probation violation.  (Although the article applies to probation violations in any county).

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CZARNECKI & TAYLOR successfully appeal client’s case – wrongful convictions overturned

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CZARNECKI & TAYLOR successfully win appeal for client. Wrongful convictions overturned.

CZARNECKI & TAYLOR successfully appealed our client’s wrongful convictions in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.  The Courts overturned our client’s 4 convictions.   Following a jury trial, our client had been convicted of four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, MCL 750.520d(1)(a). The trial court sentenced the Defendant to 5 to 15 years’ imprisonment for each conviction.

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Heroin Possession – Macomb County

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If you are charged with possession of heroin in Michigan, we can help guide you through the legal and recovery process.

Heroin possession is a serious charge often accompanied by an equally serious and dangerous addiction.  Across the country the news reports on the opioid epidemic affecting many people. We have seen the effects of the epidemic first-hand in criminal cases.  In many instances, prescription pill abuse often leads to heroin use.  People turn to heroin because it is much cheaper to purchase than Vicodin. We agree with the courts that doctors over-prescribe prescription pills.  For some, that is where the addiction starts. Prescription medication is very often the catalyst for heroin addiction.

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DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEYS – MACOMB – OWI – DRINKING AND DRIVING DEFENSES

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DUI Defense in Michigan

CZARNECKI & TAYLOR are experienced Macomb DUI defense attorneys.  We do, however, handle drunk driving cases in Wayne, Oakland, and St. Clair counties.  We have seen many drunk driving cases over the years.  Our experience, has shown that drunk driving cases are subject to some tried and tested defenses. The best way to beat a drunk driving offense is to have an experienced attorney recognize these defenses and know how use them effectively.

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DWLS -Driving While License Suspended – Wayne, Oakland, Macomb Counties

DWLS in MichiganWe at Czarnecki & Taylor handle many Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) cases.  It seems a large part of the cases moving through the court system are for DWLS.  I believe that the system tends to keep people in a vicious circle of costs.  For example,  a person gets a ticket, forgets to pay it, does not hire a lawyer to resolve the matter, or does not have the money to pay it.  As a result, his or her license gets suspended.  Eventually because the person needs to drive, he or she gets stopped and cited for DWLS.  It never fails to happen.  The cycle then continues.  We want to break that cycle and relieve the stress of driving without a valid license.  No one wants to drive while looking over his or her shoulder constantly.

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FIRST OFFENSE DUI – MICHIGAN – DRINKING AND DRIVING

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First Offense DUI – Michigan

If you have been arrested for a first offense DUI in Michigan, dealing with the police, courts and prosecution can be quite stressful. This article is written to help answer some of the questions that you may have.  Additionally, we hope to alleviate some of the stress you are feeling by explaining what you might expect to occur in your case.

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