Criminal Defense With Halley, No Concern is Too Small

Criminal Defense Firm in Oakland County, MI

The situation can feel overwhelming when you or a loved one faces criminal charges. Even minor charges, such as misdemeanors, can negatively affect your future. You may walk away with a conviction that leads to incarceration, heavy fines, probation, and other court sanctions. Convictions lead to permanent criminal records that jeopardize future opportunities, from job offers to professional licenses. 

A HJP Legal, we understand the stress and uncertainty you face along with an onslaught of emotions, from fear and depression to confusion. During such a crisis, you need professional assistance to help you understand the legal process and how to best defend yourself. 

With 12 years of experience defending the rights of those accused of crimes in Michigan, Florida, and California, Halley Peters offers legal representation that emphasizes a personalized version of the attorney-client relationship built on trust, close and clear communication, and professional competence combined with empathy. 

Call HJP Legal at (734) 593-1688 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation with our defense lawyer and find out how we can help you.

Our Criminal Defense Representation in Oakland County

At our firm, we do nothing but fight for our clients' rights and focus on crafting strategic defense plans customized to their circumstances, needs, and goals. 

We serve clients in the following criminal matters:

  • Drug crimes: Possession, distribution, or manufacturing of controlled substances. We can explore options like diversion programs to minimize long-term consequences.
  • Domestic violence: We fight to protect your rights while navigating sensitive domestic situations and potential restraining orders.
  • Sex crimes: These allegations are among the most consequential in terms of your reputation, family and social life, career, and legal penalties. We strive to protect your privacy and can aggressively uphold your rights throughout the legal process.
  • Theft crimes: These are offenses such as shoplifting, robbery, or embezzlement. We will explore all options to reduce charges, including property return or restitution.
  • DUI: We can fight to protect your driver's license and minimize penalties associated with DUI charges, including potential first-offender programs.
  • Multiple DUI: Prior DUI convictions can lead to harsher penalties in subsequent convictions, making proficient legal representation essential. 
  • Hit and Run: Leaving the scene of an accident can have serious consequences. We can explore all possibilities to minimize the impact on your life.
  • Firearms offenses: Gun-related charges require a thorough understanding of constantly changing firearms laws. Our attorney stays current with the latest regulations and precedents as we fight to protect your Second Amendment rights.
  • Juvenile crimes: We understand the importance of protecting young people's futures. We advocate for appropriate consequences that consider the specific circumstances.

Our attorney handles all misdemeanors, which can be punishable by up to 93 days in jail or harsher sentences and fines of up to $1,000. These can include disorderly conduct, shoplifting, trespassing, minor marijuana possession, assault and battery with minor injuries, driving without a license, vandalism, and open container violations. 

We also handle felony charges, which can range from breaking and entering to armed robbery, drug distribution, arson, manslaughter, and murder. 

Attorney Halley Peters understands the critical importance of addressing mental health issues within the context of criminal defense. She advocates for solutions that consider drug and alcohol addiction and diversion programs for anyone who qualifies. 

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Work with a Powerful Ally at HJP Legal

Defense lawyer Halley Peters can be a powerful ally when you're facing accusations or charges. 

Here are some critical steps she can take to help you navigate this challenging situation:

Initial consultation and case evaluation: Ms. Peters can meet with you to understand the details of your situation, including the nature of the charges, the circumstances surrounding the arrest, and any potential evidence.

She can review police reports, witness statements, and other relevant documents to assess the strength of the case against you. Based on her evaluation, she can explain your legal options, potential defenses, and overall legal process.

Investigation and evidence gathering: Ms. Peters can conduct her own investigation, which may involve interviewing witnesses who can provide information in your favor, consulting with experts, such as forensic scientists or alibi witnesses, to strengthen your defense, and obtaining and analyzing any available physical evidence. 

Communication and building a defense strategy: Our firm can keep you informed of any developments in your case and answer your questions clearly and honestly. Based on her investigation and legal knowledge, Ms. Peters can develop a defense strategy tailored to the specific facts of your case.

This strategy might involve negotiating with prosecutors for a plea bargain with reduced charges or lighter sentencing, filing motions to suppress evidence obtained illegally, or challenging the prosecution's case and highlighting weaknesses in their evidence.

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Reviews and Testimonials
  • "Halley’s straightforward approach is truly refreshing."

    I am absolutely thrilled to share my rave review about Halley! From the moment I sought her services, she has demonstrated an incredible combination of qualities that have made my legal experience truly exceptional.

    First and foremost, Halley’s  kind and compassionate nature sets her apart from the rest. Throughout every interaction, she exudes warmth and understanding, making it easy to communicate openly and honestly. Halley actively listens to my concerns and takes the time to address each one with genuine care and consideration. Her ability to connect on a personal level has made me feel valued and supported, which has been invaluable during such a stressful time getting my personal and professional life back on track.

    - Joe P.

    Why Choose HJP Legal?

    • Strategic Advice & Representation
      Attorney Halley J. Peters is well-versed in ensuring your legal rights are protected throughout the legal process. They will ensure that the evidence being used against you is obtained legally and within legal boundaries.
    • Minimize Penalties
      Criminal charges can have severe consequences, including losing certain rights, massive fines and penalty fees, and potential incarceration. A skilled criminal defense attorney like Halley J. Peters can help to minimize these penalties or even fight to get the charges dismissed entirely.
    • Clear Communication & Transparency
      Halley is here for you every step of the way. She keeps her clients informed and up to date on important developments in their cases, and is readily available to answer any questions or address any concerns that may arise.
    • Legal Expertise
      Halley is an experienced criminal defense attorney with the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle your criminal case. She understands the legal procedures and tactics of the prosecution, allowing her to provide you with the best defense.

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