The Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer


Experienced Criminal Lawyer in Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, Williamston, Holt, Mason, DeWitt, St. Johns, Charlotte, Grand Ledge, and Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties.

Have you been accused of a criminal offense in Michigan? Are you facing domestic violence charges, drunk driving charges (OWI / DUI) or any other misdemeanor or felony accusations? If so, you have the right to legal help and we are here to provide it.

For over 45 years, Michigan criminal lawyer Stuart R. Shafer has been successfully protecting the rights of individuals accused of a wide range of offenses, including Driving Under the Influence (OWI / DUI), White Collar Crimes, assault, and many others. As a former assistant prosecutor, Mr. Shafer knows all too well that innocent people are accused of criminal offenses each and every day. With this in mind, Mr. Shafer commits himself to your case and will not rest until the charges against you are either significantly reduced or wiped out altogether.

Turn to the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer in Grand Ledge, St. Johns, Okemos and Dewitt, MI today if you were accused of any of the following criminal offenses:

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

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Drunk Driving (OWI / DUI) Defense


Drunk driving is a serious offense in Michigan that can have serious repercussions for those who are convicted. If you were accused of Driving Under the Influence (OWI / DUI), you may be facing expensive fines, driver’s license revocation, mandatory alcohol abuse counseling, and worst of all, jail time. Unfortunately, there are numerous times when innocent drivers are accused of driving drunk without sufficient evidence against them. Officers often use faulty breathalyzer tests that result in inaccurate blood alcohol content (BAC) readings and may even arrest motorists on suspicion of DUI alone.

Rest assured that if you have been accused of OWI / DUI, Michigan drunk driving attorney Stuart, R. Shafer will not rest until your charges are reduced or fully dismissed.  As an experienced OWI / DUI defense lawyer, Mr. Shafer will thoroughly investigate your case, speaking with witnesses and police officers in order to get to the bottom of what really happened. If he uncovers any evidence that shows you were unlawfully arrested, Mr. Shafer will see to it that you do not suffer the penalties of a crime there is little or no evidence you committed.

Domestic Violence Cases


Domestic violence is another serious crime in Michigan which many innocent individuals are accused of. According to Michigan law, domestic violence is defined as an assault or assault and battery against a victim by a spouse, former spouse, current or former household resident, or person who has a child with the victim. While there may be times when a victim has been assaulted, there are endless cases in which an innocent person is accused of using violence against a spouse, child or partner.  Victims do not have to show signs of injury in order to claim domestic violence.

If you were accused of domestic violence in Michigan, you may face a $500 fines and up to 93 days in jail on your first offense alone, which is why it is critical to retain legal counsel immediately following arrest. With years of experience protecting the rights of individuals accused of aggressive assault and battery, Michigan domestic violence lawyer Stuart R. Shafer will protect your rights and defend your case in court to help reduce or eliminate all charges against you.

Turn to the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer today if you were accused of any of the following domestic violence offenses in Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, Williamston, Holt, Mason, DeWitt, St. Johns, Charlotte, Grand Ledge, and Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties.

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

Whether you were accused of a drunk driving, petty theft, arson, or homicide, trust that with Michigan criminal defense attorney Stuart R. Shafer on your side, your case will end with the best possible result. Contact the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer today to discuss a defense strategy so we can help defend your criminal charges and protect your rights.

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  • Address: 1223 Turner St #333
    Lansing, MI 48906

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People come to me when they have problems. My job is to help people solve their problems, and I have been doing that for over 45 years (since 1975). I began practicing law in 1975 when I became an assistant prosecutor for Ingham County. While there, I was the Chief Attorney for the Priority Prosecution Unit.

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