Grand Rapids and West Michigan Criminal & Administrative Law Attorneys

Being charged with a crime can be overwhelming. Being convicted of a crime can affect your employment, your relationships, your reputation, and your freedom. Even if you are able to avoid conviction, the stress of the legal process is tremendous. Plachta, Murphy & Associates offers what you need when you've been charged with a crime: knowledgeable, proactive defense coupled with the support of attorneys who genuinely care about your future.

Your choice of a criminal defense attorney makes a difference in the outcome of your case, and in your experience of the process. Plachta, Murphy & Associates is committed to protecting you throughout your contact with a criminal justice system that often feels anything but just.

Our attorneys represent clients in a variety of Michigan criminal and administrative matters, including:

Knowledgeable and Compassionate Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you've never been charged with a crime before, and particularly if you are innocent of the crime with which you are charged, you may be tempted to try to resolve the situation yourself. In reality, this often makes things worse. The first thing you should do, even if you only suspect you'll be charged with a crime, is speak to an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney. Police and prosecutors are paid to arrest people and achieve convictions, and they have the resources of the state behind them. Your defense attorney is the only person who represents your interests. So, selecting the right attorney is crucial.

You need representation that you can trust, have confidence in, and know will offer you the best advice based on your interests. At Plachta, Murphy & Associates, our focus is on you and meeting your needs. Anyone can make a mistake that results in criminal charges. You may be feeling shame, fear, and anxiety about your future. We are not here to judge you; we are here to help you get your life back.

Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience successfully helping clients maneuver through the criminal justice system and driver license restoration process. Our seasoned, compassionate team looks forward to assisting you.

Criminal Defense and Administrative Law Team: Miles J. Murphy, III, Bryan D. Reeder, Mary A. Owens


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