Felony Crimes With Halley, No Concern is Too Small

Oakland County Felony Crimes Lawyer

A felony in Michigan is a serious offense with penalties more severe than misdemeanors. In general, a felony is any crime for which the potential punishment is more than one year in prison. The impact of a felony conviction on your life can be significant and far-reaching, affecting not just your freedom but also many aspects of your personal and professional life.

At HJP Legal, criminal defense lawyer Halley Peters has built a solid reputation for the quality of her legal representation. Having handled countless felony cases, she understands the nuances of Michigan criminal law, legal procedure, sentencing guidelines, potential consequences, and how to navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system. 

The legal system can be intimidating, especially when facing felony charges. Ms. Peters can identify potential rights violations during arrest, searches, or questioning and use this to suppress evidence or weaken the case against you. 

Not all felony cases are clear-cut. She can investigate the details, find flaws and inconsistencies, and develop a strategy tailored to your situation. This might involve witness testimonies, expert opinions, or challenging the prosecution's narrative. Her goal is to do everything possible to minimize any long-term impact on your life and future. 

For guidance and support, schedule a consultation with our Oakland County felony crimes attorney by contacting HJP Legal at (734) 593-1688. Or you can reach us online. Attorney Peters is licensed in Michigan, Florida & California.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential consequences of a felony conviction in Michigan?

In Michigan, a felony conviction carries severe penalties that can extend beyond a prison sentence of more than one year. The repercussions can deeply impact both personal and professional aspects of an individual's life, including loss of certain civil rights, difficulties in finding employment, and potential social stigma. It's crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney who can navigate the legal system and work to minimize these long-term effects.

What strategies might be used to defend against a felony charge in Michigan?

Defense strategies against a felony charge in Michigan may involve scrutinizing the prosecution's evidence for flaws, leveraging witness testimonies, seeking expert opinions, and contesting the prosecution's narrative. Each case requires a personalized approach, and Halley Peters is dedicated to exploring every avenue to formulate a robust defense strategy that caters to the specifics of your case.

Can Halley Peters represent me in states other than Michigan?

Yes, Attorney Halley Peters is not only licensed to practice in Michigan but also in Florida and California. This allows her to represent clients facing felony charges in any of these states. Her extensive knowledge of criminal law across different jurisdictions can be a significant advantage for clients who require legal assistance in these locations.

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.

Common Felony Crimes & Their Penalties in Michigan

Felony crimes can range from crimes against people to property crimes, drug crimes, DUI crimes, and more. Furthermore, Michigan classifies felonies by severity, with Class A being the most serious and Class H the least.

Examples of felonies include but are not limited to:

  • Class A felonies: These can result in a life sentence; they include first- and second-degree murder, kidnapping, assault with intent to murder or rob (armed), and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
  • Class B felonies: These carry significant prison sentences; they include second-degree arson, unarmed robbery, manslaughter (involuntary), home invasion, and delivery/possession of certain Schedule I or II drugs (heroin, cocaine).
  • Class C felonies: Maximum penalty is up to 15 years in prison; these include assault with intent to cause serious bodily harm, breaking and entering a building with intent, criminal sexual conduct third- and fourth-degree, possession of certain Schedule III, IV, or V drugs (prescription drugs, ecstasy).
  • Class D felonies: Maximum penalty is up to 10 years in prison; these include embezzlement over a certain amount, criminal sexual conduct, fourth-degree repeat offender, felonious assault (serious injuries), fleeing and eluding police causing serious injury or death.
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Put Experienced Legal Guidance on Your Side

Facing felony charges is a daunting legal matter that demands the services of a competent criminal defense lawyer. HJP Legal can play a pivotal role in your defense. We can thoroughly assess the charges and evidence against you to develop a tailored strategy. This involves meticulously reviewing the prosecution’s evidence, seeking any inconsistencies or rights violations that could weaken their case. 

One of our primary roles is protecting your rights throughout the legal process, including the right to a fair trial and to remain silent. Our firm can advise on your legal options, including whether to plead guilty, go to trial, or negotiate a plea deal. Plea bargaining can reduce charges or secure a more lenient sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. 

We can also file motions to dismiss charges, exclude evidence, or request a change of venue to improve your chances at trial. Should your case go to trial, you will have representation that includes presenting evidence, cross-examining witnesses, and arguing on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome. 

We can help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system and serve as a crucial ally during this difficult time. 

Schedule a consultation with our Oakland County felony crimes lawyer by contacting us at (734) 593-1688 today. 

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