Criminal Defense

Ann Arbor, Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal charges can have a profound impact on your life, potentially costing you your job, relationships, money, and freedom. Depending on the nature of the charges, the effects of a conviction can follow you for years, even for life. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges in Michigan, you need a competent, experienced criminal attorney who is prepared to defend your rights.

With so much at stake, this is no time to trust your freedom to just any attorney. With a background in data analysis as well as criminal defense, Ann Arbor criminal defense attorney Lisa Peterson is well-equipped to analyze the issues in each case, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's evidence. She identifies and explains the options available to her clients, offering advice based on experience, so that clients can make informed decisions. After working together with a client to choose a course of action, Lisa Peterson meticulously investigates the issues and prepares the defense of the case. Trust Lisa. She knows that intense preparation leads to the best outcomes for her clients in matters including:

  • Drug crimes, possession, intent to sell or deliver or manufacture
  • Drunk driving, OWI, DUI, Impaired driving
  • Medical marijuana defense
  • Controlled substance offenses
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Aggravated and simple assault
  • Assault with deadly weapon
  • Murder, manslaughter
  • Domestic violence
  • Arson, malicious destruction of property
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct, sexual delinquency
  • Larceny, retail fraud
  • Fraud and financial crimes
  • Vehicle crimes, traffic violations, civil infractions
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Firearm, dangerous weapons crimes
  • Crimes involving juveniles
  • Record sealing and setting aside convictions (expungement)

Attorney Lisa Peterson is licensed to practice in all Michigan state courts, as well as in federal courts in both the Eastern District of Michigan and the Western District of Michigan.

Powerful Ann Arbor Criminal Defense

By the time you're charged with a crime, the police and prosecutor have already begun preparing their case against you. Don't be caught at a disadvantage, or trust that if you just tell your side of the story to the police, everything will resolve quickly in your favor. Many people fear that if they invoke their right to an attorney, they will appear guilty. In truth, calling an attorney quickly can prevent you from innocently saying something that will later be twisted and turned against you. The police and prosecutor are not on your side; you need a powerful advocate who is.

With offices conveniently located in downtown Ann Arbor, Lisa J. Peterson, P.L.L.C. serves clients throughout Washtenaw County, including Ypsilanti, Manchester, Chelsea, Milan, Saline and Dexter, as well as in Oakland, Wayne and other Michigan counties. We welcome you to contact us for a free consultation about your criminal defense matter.

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