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Experienced Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney

Established lawyer provides strong representation for a range of charges

Melton Law Firm has been defending clients accused of crimes in Saginaw, Sandusky and the surrounding areas since 1997. For more than 20 years, I have been committed to upholding my clients’ rights and seeking the best possible result regardless of the charge they face. My reputation for successful outcomes and my years of experience in state and federal courts offers my clients’ a distinct advantage at trial and in plea bargains. Whether you face a misdemeanor charge or a felony count, you can rely on my extensive knowledge of the law and the local court system to offer you the skilled guidance you need.

Seasoned counselor uses knowledge of Michigan drug laws to protect you

If you face charges for possessing, using, manufacturing or selling drugs, the consequences for drug crime convictions in Michigan vary accordingly. Marijuana possession charges can bring both fines and up to a year in jail. Marijuana distribution charges can be much more severe, bringing up to four years in prison. Cocaine charges can include severe fines plus at least four years in prison, depending on the amount of cocaine in your possession. These are not charges to take lightly, so you need skilled legal representation that is focused on winning your case. I will work to achieve a favorable outcome that reduces or eliminates your time in jail and blemishes on your permanent record.

Skilled defense attorney fights embezzlement charges

Embezzlement charges, which involve the theft or misappropriation of funds, are complex, and the penalties are severe, whether a large sum of money or only a few hundred dollars are involved. This charge can ruin your life by following you every time you try to get a new job, so it must be taken seriously. You need vigorous representation from an attorney with proven results and a solid reputation in the community. I can examine your specific situation and explain the best course of that limits the detrimental effects on your future.

Accomplished advocate protects your rights in misdemeanor charges

While a misdemeanor is a less serious crime than a felony, it still requires your prompt attention and the right legal representation. Whether you have been charged with assault and battery, larceny, domestic violence, or reckless driving, if convicted, you could end up spending time in jail and facing serious fines. You deserve skilled and knowledgeable representation from an attorney who will work to protect your rights.

Robust representation for  murder and other serious felony allegations

For most felony charges in Michigan, which are punishable by more than one year in prison, you need a strong defense that can effectively challenge the prosecution’s evidence.  If you are accused of a Class A felony, such as murder, you could be facing a life sentence behind bars. So a murder or manslaughter charge or a count of criminal sexual conduct, child pornography or child abuse demands representation by an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has had success in cases like yours. I have experience not only winning these cases at trial but also securing dismissals and achieving successful plea agreements, and I am prepared to help you no matter how serious the charge you face.

Contact an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney today for a free consultation

An experienced attorney can make all the difference when you are accused of committing a crime. At Melton Law Firm, I have represented clients facing a wide range of criminal charges for over 20 years in Saginaw and Sandusky, Michigan. Contact me today by calling 989-882-1182 or contact me online to schedule your free consultation.


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We appear in State and Federal Court. Areas include Saginaw, Flint, Bay City, Sanilac County, Tuscola County, Huron County, Lapeer County, Oakland County, Macomb County and Southeast Michigan
Offices in Sandusky and Saginaw, Michigan

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  • Saginaw Office
    120 N. Michigan
    Suite 318
    Saginaw, Michigan 48602