Traverse City Felony Defense Lawyer
Defending Felony Charges in Michigan
If you are facing felony charges, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Felony charges consist of crimes punishable by greater than one year in prison. Michigan felonies carry penalties of 2 years to 20 years in prison, unless it is a life offense. There are also High Court misdemeanors, which are treated as felonies since you can be sentenced to more than one year in prison.
Collateral Effects of Felony Charges
As a former prosecuting attorney and a defense attorney with 25 years of experience, Attorney Patrick Fragel is aware of how a felony record will limit your voting rights, gun rights, entitlement to public benefits, and career opportunities for the rest of your life. Drug convictions, sex crimes, and crimes of fraud and dishonesty each have harsh consequences of their own. For example, most drug convictions result in mandatory suspension of your Michigan drivers license. For a detailed evaluation of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction, contact Patrick S. Fragel today.
Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you navigate through felony charges such as:
- Resisting and obstructing a police officer
- Homicide, murder, and felony murder
- Sex crimes or Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)
- SORA or failure to register as a sex offender
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Delivery or manufacturing of controlled substances
- Negligent homicide
- Manslaughter – voluntary or involuntary
- Fleeing and eluding police
- Using a computer to commit a felony
- OWI causing death or serious injury
As a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Fragel has in-depth knowledge of Michigan law and courtroom procedure. Patrick S. Fragel has achieved a “distinguished” rating for ethical practices and legal knowledge from the Martindale-Hubbell independent lawyer rating service. His firm has helped thousands of clients over the past 25 years.
Contact us to help resolve the felony charges you or a loved one are facing.
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