Waterford Criminal Defense Lawyer
A misdemeanor may be a less serious offense than a felony, but this does not mean that it cannot have a tremendous impact on your life. If you were arrested for any type of misdemeanor offense in the Waterford area of Michigan, call our firm and find out how we can fight for your rights. As a Waterford criminal defense attorney, Roberto A. Bihar represents clients accused of DUI, domestic violence, assault and battery, theft, drug crimes, prostitution, and all other misdemeanor offenses. His commitment to his clients is evident in the dedicated attention he gives each case. With his experience in these matters, he can build intelligent, creative defense strategies that offer the best chance at a positive result.
For a free case evaluation, call (248) 291-3368. Act quickly!
Misdemeanor Arrests in Waterford, MI
It can be helpful to know what to expect if you or someone you love is suspected of committing a misdemeanor. Although every case may vary slightly, the following is a basic description of what may happen immediately after a misdemeanor arrest in Michigan:
- A person is arrested by a law enforcement officer for allegedly committing a misdemeanor, such as a first DUI or shoplifting.
- That person is held in custody until bail is set and met (standard bail amounts are in place for many misdemeanors, so specific court proceedings may not need to take place to determine the bail amount).
- The next step is arraignment before a judge or magistrate. The defendant’s charges, rights, and potential penalties he or she may face will be read. The defendant will enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or stand mute.
It is important to know that, at every step of criminal proceedings, even before you are formally charged with a crime, you may benefit from an attorney’s representation. There is a reason law enforcement must read you your Miranda rights to inform you of your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. This is to prevent a violation of your constitutional rights. Exercise your rights and involve a Waterford criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you!
Call (248) 291-3368 today to find out how Attorney Roberto Bihar can help you!