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Waterford Criminal Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney in Waterford, MI Serving Oakland County

If you or your loved one is facing criminal charges, call a criminal defense attorney early in the case is extremely important. To avoid being found guilty, innocence alone may not be enough. At my firm, I safeguard the rights of those who are under investigation for or charged with crimes. I have successfully practiced criminal defense law for more than 17 years, helping my clients get their charges reduced, get their cases dismissed, or get acquitted at trial. As a Waterford criminal defense lawyer, it's my mission to do whatever it takes to get you the best possible outcome on your case.

I realize that the costs of retaining a skilled lawyer are a concern. Many firms charge significant hourly fees for any legal actions they take, despite the fact that you may not see or hear from your attorney for a long while. However, I take an aggressive and financially responsible approach to cases. I endeavor to represent clients at a flat rate; that way, you get experienced criminal defense at an affordable cost.

I recognize the power of client relationships in getting a successful outcome. I work one-on-one with every client. After nearly two decades of case victories, my approach is simple: the more I'm aligned with your goals and hopes, the better I can provide you with what you need. When I'm working with you, I'm always just one phone call away. It's a rare but vital reason you need a lawyer who understands what you're facing.

The Types of Criminal Cases I’ve Handled

In a charter township the size of Waterford, situations arise that require proven criminal defense. I aggressively approach all phases, regardless of the severity of the charges. Taking action early in your case can help produce a positive outcome, like getting your case dismissed or charges reduced.

I've represented all types of cases, including:

Representation for Probation Violations

I also represent those charged with probation violations. An individual could inadvertently violate the terms of his or probation, or be accused of doing so when this is not actually the case. If you do not follow the terms of your probation to the letter, the court can revoke your probation, and you face having your original sentence enforced. Having a Waterford criminal attorney in your corner can help you stay out of prison and keep you safely within the limits of your probation agreement.

Having a criminal record is one of the most detrimental effects of being charged with or convicted of a crime. I help those who qualify, through the legal process of expungement, to be free of the burden of their past records. Through expungement, you can request to have your criminal record erased. I help my clients navigate the request process to maximize their chance for a fresh start.

Exploiting Police & Prosecutor Errors in Criminal Defense Cases

I represent those who are under investigation for criminal activity and those who have already been charged, either in state or federal court. I advise clients to assert their rights under the laws of our state and the U.S. Constitution. Take advantage of your right to remain silent. Police will routinely try to get you to make statements that will later be used in the case presented against you in an effort to convict. Prosecutors may try to persuade you to accept a plea bargain of their design.

Accept no plea deals until you've armed yourself with a lawyer. You have the right to the attorney of your choice, and your first action should be to connect with a skilled defense attorney. The sooner I initiate defense actions; the more opportunities could be identified that could lead to a positive result. My firm exploits flaws in investigatory procedures. When I do a detailed investigation into the facts surrounding a case, it may reveal errors by law enforcement, witnesses, or investigators.

Call a Waterford Criminal Defense Lawyer Now: (248) 599-0054

A conviction for a criminal offense can result in fines, incarceration, and other heavy punishments. Police and prosecutors take any crime seriously and are intent on seeing that you are found guilty. I employ creative defense tactics so that you have the best possible opportunity for a positive conclusion to your case. When I represent you, I put in the hours to craft a defense strategy capable of creating a favorable outcome in your case. I spend the time and resources needed to discover any errors by police or prosecutors in your case. I may file motions to suppress evidence if it has been illegally obtained. The majority of my work in your case is done well before your trial begins, making it more likely that the prosecutors will reduce your charges or drop the case. Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law also proudly serves clients in Bloomfield, Troy, Southfield, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, and Royal Oak.

Contact the Waterford criminal defense lawyer at my firm as early as possible after your arrest: (248) 599-0054!

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