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Habitual Offender Status and Sentencing Effects

If you have been previously convicted of a felony charge in Michigan, you may be subject to habitual offender sentencing. Second or subsequent felonies in Michigan often result in enhanced sentences, and you will need the best criminal defense lawyer to aggressively fight for your freedom. Grabel & Associates is committed to protecting against unjust habitual offender sentencing in Michigan, and will protect your rights while striving for the best possible case outcome. We will relentlessly defend you from aggressive prosecutors trying to put you behind bars for a lengthy period of time. Contact us immediately to fight habitual offender sentencing and the damaging effects that an extended sentence could have.

Lawyer for Habitual Offender Status Case in Michigan

Without the help of a lawyer, your case will be left in the hands of those trying to imprison you for the longest amount of time possible. Grabel & Associates has experience improving the legal possibilities of criminal clients in all Michigan cases, and we know how to effectively guide you through the criminal process in a way that will maximize your chance at freedom. Avoid habitual offender sentencing with an experienced Michigan lawyer by contacting us right now.

Habitual Offender Status in Michigan

Habitual offender status is not a criminal charge, but can affect the punishments for a second or subsequent felony that has been committed. If a prosecutor is seeking an enhanced sentence, he or she will file a notice listing the prior convictions of the defendant to be used in determining habitual offender sentencing. We will help you to challenge this filing and stop the implications of habitual offender status from entering your case.

According to the Code of Criminal Procedure (769.10), if a person has been convicted of a felony or attempted felony, and commits a subsequent felony within this state, that person will be subject to enhanced sentencing. A repeat offender could face an increase of 25% on the maximum sentence if charged with a second offense. A third offense could result in a 50% increase on the maximum sentence for that felony, and a fourth offense could result in double the maximum sentence listed for that crime.

Habitual offender status can be extremely damaging for repeat offenders in Michigan, as an enhanced sentence can increase your time in jail or on probation. This can also result in an increase in lost opportunities, such as job prospects, financial opportunities, and licensing options, depending on the felony you are convicted of. Contact Grabel & Associates for the best defense in your Michigan felony case. Our team of skilled lawyers will not rest until you achieve the best possible result.

Our Approach to Felony Criminal Charges in Michigan

Felony charges are extremely serious, especially if you have previously been charged with another committed or attempted felony. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced attorney you can fight back against enhanced sentencing. Grabel & Associates knows criminal cases, and we can help you understand every issue affecting your felony charges and chances at achieving every possible result. You need a lawyer who understands how to help you achieve your legal goals, and an attorney who will protect you from aggressive prosecutors throughout your case.

Defending Habitual Offenders in Felony Cases in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

If you have already been convicted of a crime in Michigan, contact us now to avoid an extended sentence. We represent clients in every stage of the criminal process, and our commitment to practicing only criminal defense gives us valuable insight into the tactics that work in Michigan courts. If you believe you may be under investigation for a crime and already have a felony conviction on your record, the sooner you contact a lawyer, the better your chance at earning a great result.

You need an exceptional lawyer if you want to achieve unmatched results in your case, and we have established our reputation as one of Michigan’s best firms by consistently providing clients with the best possible representation in Michigan felony and misdemeanor cases. Look at our proven results and see what our lawyers have done in past criminal cases. Grabel & Associates is a top-quality law firm, and our attorneys can provide you with a comprehensive, individualized legal strategy tailored to your specific repeat offender case.

Contact Us Now for Repeat Offender Defense in Michigan

If you believe you may be at risk for an extended sentence or have already received notice of habitual offender status, contact us right now. An experienced case analyst is available to speak to you any time of day, any day of the week, at our toll-free number 1-800-342-7896. Additionally, you can set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel. We will aggressively defend against an unjust sentence and fight in every stage of your felony case. Contact a lawyer right now to avoid an extended sentence for a criminal charge in Michigan.


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