Criminal Lawyer

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Experienced Criminal Lawyer in Lansing and East Lansing Michigan

The Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer

If you are accused of a criminal offense in Michigan, chances are you have a million questions and concerns racing through your mind. Whether the crime was a misdemeanor or felony, it’s important to retain legal counsel immediately after arrest in order to ensure your rights are fully protected. You may be facing serious penalties, including expensive fines, mandatory substance abuse counseling, community service, and worst of all, imprisonment, and without an experienced Michigan criminal lawyer on your side, may be subjected to punishment that far exceeds the degree of the offense.

For 39 years, Lansing, MI criminal defense attorney Stuart R. Shafer has represented individuals accused of a wide range of offenses, including Drunk Driving (OWI), Murder, Domestic Violence, Embezzlement, and Drug Offenses, , and is committed to securing the best possible resolution for your case. Mr. Shafer has seen far too many innocent people be wrongfully accused, and will work tirelessly to reduce or completely dismiss your charges. Having worked as an assistant prosecutor for 12 years, Michigan criminal defense lawyer Stuart R. Shafer knows a thing or two about the law. He can help you with both state and federal charges, and will not allow you to suffer the penalties of a crime there is little or no proof you committed.

Turn to the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer in Lansing, East Lansing and Charlotte [Can we add Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties?]  , MI today for superior legal counsel to contest any of the following criminal charges:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drunk Driving (DUI / OWI)
  • Embezzlement
  • Forfeiture
  • Larceny
  • License Suspensions
  • Manslaughter
  • Minor in Possession
  • Murder
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Robbery
  • Traffic Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Other Felonies, Misdemeanors and Civil Infractions

Michigan OWI / DUI Defense

Driving Under the Influence (OWI / DUI) is a serious crime in Michigan that can lead to driver’s license revocation, vehicle impoundment, mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices, and several years behind bars. Unfortunately, there are times when innocent motorists are accused of driving drunk without sufficient evidence. Faulty breathalyzer tests are often used that may result in inaccurate readings, and drivers can even be arrested on officer suspicion alone.

If you have been charged with Drunk Driving, turn to Michigan drunk driving attorney Stuart, R. Shafer immediately to defend and contest your charges.  As an experienced OWI / DUI lawyer, Mr. Shafer will thoroughly investigate your case and will speak to police and other witnesses to obtain evidence in your favor. If he detects any sign of fraud or unlawful arrest, Mr. Shafer will not rest until you walk away from your OWI / DUI case with a reduced sentence or with your charges fully dismissed.

Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence is another area of expertise for criminal lawyer Stuart R. Shafer. Michigan law defines domestic violence as an assault or assault and battery against a victim by a spouse, former spouse, co-resident or former household resident, or person who has a child with the victim. Although there are times when a domestic violence accusation is accurate, there are numerous instances in which individuals are falsely accused of using force or aggression against their spouses or children. In fact, an alleged victim doesn’t even need to be injured in order for them to claim domestic violence.

Those accused of domestic violence and assault may face a minimum of $500 in fines and up to 93 days in jail on a first conviction alone, which is why it is imperative to seek legal help immediately. Having years of experience as a domestic violence lawyer in Lansing and Charlotte, MI, [Can we add Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties?]  Stuart R. Shafer will help defend you quickly and successfully.

Turn to the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer today if you were accused of any of the following:

  • Domestic Assault
  • Aggravated Domestic Assault
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated Stalking
  • Dating Violence
  • Date Rape or Sexual Assault
  • Violence Against a Minor
  • Personal Protection Orders

No matter what criminal accusations you are facing, trust that with Michigan criminal defense attorney Stuart R. Shafer on your side, your rights will be protected and your case will end with the most favorable outcome. If you reside in the [Can we add Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties?] Lansing, East Lansing and Charlotte, MI areas, contact the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer today to discuss the best approach to your case so we can help you resolve your criminal charges quickly and successfully.

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