Gang violence is a serious problem in Michigan, and gang related crime is a rising fixture in society. It is important for Michigan judges to distinguish actions that are committed by persons acting as members of a gang before organized crime charges are laid, and our gang crimes attorneys work to rigorously investigate Michigan cases to ensure every detail is exposed before a court decision is reached. Prosecutors have good reason to respond quickly to threats of gang violence in their communities, however overzealous prosecution can lead to the conviction of innocent people, including juveniles.
If you have been investigated for a violent crime or other gang related activity, contact Grabel & Associates now. We aggressively defend Michigan clients faced with a variety of organized crime charges, and we are recognized as one of Michigan’s leading criminal defense authorities on gang violence. Our proven record of results demonstrates that our Michigan criminal defense attorneys know how to help people avoid jail, and our exceptional defense tactics will be used to persuade judges and prosecuting attorneys to dismiss or reduce your charges.
The Michigan Penal Code defines a gang as an ongoing organization or group of 5 or more people that identifies itself by a unifying mark or method, an established command structure, and defined membership criteria. Anyone who belongs to a gang can be convicted as a gang member in Michigan for criminal offenses. The criminal penalties for gang related violence are often significantly increased in comparison to regular assault or battery charges, and most jurisdictions have a set charge or enhanced penalty for crimes committed for the benefit of a gang. In these cases, it is extremely important to determine is the defendant was acting as a member of a gang when the crime occurred.
Grabel & Associates works to protect the rights of Michigan clients accused of gang violence and we will fight against wrongful conviction and harsh criminal punishment. Contact us immediately if you have been accused of any of the following Michigan gang crimes:
We also have extensive experience fighting in juvenile crime cases. If your child has been accused of a gang related crime in Michigan, contact us right now. It is crucial that you have an experienced juvenile defense attorney on your side to keep the charge out of the adult court and sentencing system.
If you commit a criminal offense in Michigan, you will face severe penalties which can be amplified due to gang association or membership. According to the Michigan Penal Code, if a gang member commits a felony or attempts a felony and gang association is the motive, means, or opportunity provider for that felony crime, that person can be sentenced to 20 years in prison. Additionally, many jurisdictions have set up laws to amplify punishment for any crime committed on behalf of a gang. Contact Grabel & Associates if you or your child has been accused of gang violence or crime.
If you are under investigation for a crime in Michigan or have reason to believe the police will charge you with a gang related crime, don’t hesitate to contact our Michigan firm. In many criminal cases, the early investigative stage is the most important, as police and prosecutors will be aggressively working to build a case against you. You need a gang crime defense lawyer to protect you from the investigative tactics used by Michigan police and prosecuting attorneys, and our team of skilled lawyers will guide you through exactly what you need to say and do to ensure you don’t give up any advantage in your case.
Everyone faced with a potential criminal record and harsh sentence due to gang related offenses needs to hire an attorney as soon as possible in order to achieve a beneficial outcome. Without a lawyer, you could face unnecessarily severe prison time, fines, or other restrictions on your freedom that could last for the rest of your life. If you are a minor and are accused of gang crime, contact us now to protect your future and keep your record clear.
We look into every detail of each case we take to ensure our attorneys know exactly what the prosecution will use in attempts to convict you, and we will consult with you to determine the best course of action. Our talented lawyers will help you achieve your legal goals in pre-file, trial, or post-conviction stages of your violent crime case and we will not rest until you achieve the best possible result. Let us show you how our effective criminal defense approach can be utilized in your unique case to earn an impressive case outcome. We will look at all possible sentencing options, dismissal opportunities, or potential lessened charges that are available in your case and make sure you understand every legal issue and option affecting your gang crime charge. Our attorneys combine for over 100 years of experience and have gained us a reputation as one of Michigan’s best firms in thousands of cases over the last decade.
No matter where you are in Michigan, our attorneys are available right now to assist you. We are available 24/7 to begin working on your case, so call 1-800-342-7896 immediately. If you prefer to contact us online, you can email our law firm and even ask to set up a free case consultation with renowned trial lawyer Scott Grabel. We will aggressively defend you in any of Michigan’s 83 counties, and will give you the best chance at a case dismissal or court victory no matter what criminal charges you face.