Criminal Defense

Criminal defense against a prosecution by the state or government for an act classified as a crime.

At Biretta & Associates, P.C., we help people figure out what a good outcome will look like under the circumstances of your case and then develop a strategy to achieve that result as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Areas of practice include:

  • Misdemeanor Charges
  • Drunk/Drug/DUI Driving
  • Felony Charges
  • Assault and Battery
  • Drug Crimes
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Medical Marijuana Cases
  • Assault and Battery
  • Evading
  • Resisting Arrest

In the criminal process, a person charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty and entitled to certain fundamental rights derived from the U.S. Constitution and key court decisions.

The criminal defense process may be difficult and confusing, especially for someone unfamiliar with the law. Depending on the type of crime you are accused of, the amount of evidence and local laws, the process could take a few weeks or could be drawn out over several years. Often, this includes interviews with police, booking, bail hearing, trial and if necessary, sentencing and appeals. There are important legal implications and by working with an attorney you can help protect your rights.

Whether you've just been brought in for questioning or have been charged with a crime, it is important that you make sure your rights are protected. Get help from a legal professional familiar with criminal law, who may explain the criminal process and your rights.

When everything goes according to plan, the justice system in Michigan punishes individuals who are guilty of breaking the law. Unfortunately, things are rarely as straightforward and simple as they seem. Those who aren't guilty may face a compelling case by the prosecution, and those who did commit a crime may be treated unfairly. After the commission of a crime, those who are accused, arrested and charged have rights that should be protected, regardless of guilt or evidence.

By working day in and day out in the same places, we develop trusting relationships with judges, prosecutors, probation officers and court staff. Moreover, we know how things work in particular courtrooms, and with particular prosecuting agencies. We've learned whom to talk to, who has discretion, and the most effective ways to get results.

Beginning your Case

1. Consultation with Eric Biretta.

Contact our head office and schedule a free one-on-one meeting with lead attorney Eric Biretta to discuss all facts about your case. At this time he will offer all options available to you and recommend a strategy to achieve your desired results.

2. Attorney Allocation.

Our best qualified attorney regarding that area of law, city the case will be in and experience with similar cases will reprsent you. Your attorney will answer all questions, provide their personal contact number and be available 24 hours a day.

3. Case Representation.

Your firm attorney will be with you from the start of your case to your appearance and representation in court. We know that a trustworthy attorney-client relationship is a fundamental component to effective representation.

Questions? Talk with Eric Biretta about your case