Criminal Defense Attorney
Detroit, Michigan
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Michigan Criminal Law Cases | Felony | Misdemeanor
Marijuana, Cocaine, Retail Fraud, Concealed Weapon, Drunk Driving
Criminal Defense Attorney Detroit, Michigan
Call (248) 931-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION



FELONIES are crimes that are subject to fines, costs, other court imposed sanctions, and possible incarceration in the county jail or state prison for more than one year.  For example, possession of cocaine, carrying concealed weapon and certain drunk driving and retail fraud offenses are felonies.  Your sentence is determined by many factors including the Michigan sentencing guidelines and your prior criminal record.

MISDEMEANORS include crimes that are subject to fines, costs, other court imposed sanctions,  and possible incarceration in the county jail for less than one year.  Prior misdemeanors are sometimes used by prosecutors to elevate a current misdemeanor charge to a felony.    For example, possession of marijuana and certain drunk driving and retail fraud offenses are misdemeanors.

ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS are violations of city law,  not state law.  There are different types of ordinance violations.  Ordinance violations known as civil infractions are not criminal and carry no possibility of jail time.  However, some ordinance violations are misdemeanors and do carry the possibility of jail time.  The court may impose fines, costs, and other court imposed sanctions.

TRAFFIC citations are civil infractions.  They carry no possibility of jail time but may have severe consequences on your driving record and increase your car insurance rates for many years.  Some traffic violations, for example, Drunk Driving and Driving While License Suspended,  may result in a jail sentence.

JUVENILE OFFENSE involve children who are involved in the court system.  Juvenile court is separate from adult court and the cases are heard before Referees and Judges.


The Law Offices of Melissa Vainik handles all criminal cases including but not limited to the following:

       
  OFFENSES:
  • Analogues Possession
  • Assault and Battery
  • Assault With Intent to Commit Murder
  • Assault With Intent to Cause Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder
  • Aggravated Assault (Assault with aggravated or Serious Injury)
  • Breaking and Entering (B & E)
  • Breaking and Entering Unoccupied Dwelling
  • Bribery
  • Burglary Tools
  • Carjacking
  • Child Abuse
  • Computer Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Controlled Substance - Delivery
  • Controlled Substance - Possession
  • Disorderly Person
  • Domestic Violence (Spouse Abuse)
  • Embezzlement
  • Escape from Prison
  • Extortion
  • False Pretenses
  • Felonious Assault  (Assault With a Dangerous Weapon)
  • Felonious Driving
  • Felony Firearm
  • Felony Non-support (Child Support)
  • Fleeing and Eluding
  • Forgery
  • Gross Indecency and Sodomy
  • Home Invasion
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny by Conversion
  • Larceny from a Motor Vehicle
  • Larceny from a Person
  • Larceny in a Building
  • Larceny Over $100
  • Larceny Under $100
  • Loitering
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering
  • Negligent Manslaughter
  • Non-sufficient Checks (NSF)
  • Obscenity
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Operating - License Suspended, Revoked, Denied (DWLS)
  • Operating Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor  (OUIL)(Old name)
  • Operating While Intoxicated  (OWI) (new name)
  • Operating While Intoxicated - Occupant less than 16
  • Operating Under the Influence of Narcotic Drugs
  • Operating While Impaired
  • Operating with Unlawful Blood Alcohol (UBAL)(old name)
  • Operating with Unlawful Blood Alcohol Content (UBAC) (new name)
  • Perjury
  • Possession of Analogues
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Narcotics Less than 25 grams
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver
  • Probation Violation
  • Prostitution
  • Resisting a Police Officer
  • Retail Fraud
  • Robbery Unarmed
  • Soliciting
  • Stalking
  • Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property
  • Tax Evasion
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Unlawfully Driving Away Automobile (UDAA)
  • Uttering and Publishing
  • Weapons - Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW)
  • Weapons in a Motor Vehicle (CCW Auto)
  • Weapons in a School Zone
  • Welfare Fraud

Ms. Vainik is a Michigan criminal lawyer who is knows the laws in Michigan.  Ms. Vainik is a Michigan criminal lawyer who is in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan.  Ms. Vainik is a Michigan criminal lawyer who will handle your felony, misdemeanor, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, retail fraud, carrying concealed weapon, ordinance violation, or other Michigan criminal offenses in Wayne County Michigan, Oakland County Michigan and Macomb County Michigan.




Call (248) 931-4415 for a FREE Consultation.
30850 Telegraph Road
Bingham Farms, Michigan 48025

central location - corner of 13 mile and Telegraph Road






The hiring of a Michigan criminal lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. This web site is designed for general information only regarding your Michigan criminal case. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship regarding your felony, misdemeanor, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, retail fraud, carrying concealed weapon, drunk driving, ordinance violation or other criminal matter.