Criminal Defense

Michel & Associates, P.C. has uncommon expertise in defending against criminal charges. We pride ourselves in the depth of experience our attorneys possess from both sides of the criminal court bar, and several of our attorneys are former prosecutors who zealously handled the entire spectrum of criminal offenses in representing the government.

Michel & Associates’s lawyers represent clients in all criminal matters, from pre-filing advocacy through trial. We are specially recognized for handling environmental crimes, firearms violations, and white-collar defense. These areas are among the most challenging in the field of criminal law due to the political factors involved. We steadfastly hold the government to its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, earning the gratitude of our clients and the respect of our peers for our strong advocacy in both state and federal courtrooms.

Michel & Associates’s work on behalf of firearm and accessory owners, retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers facing criminal charges has garnered national recognition. Increasingly complex state and local laws regulating “assault weapons,” “high-capacity” magazines, and “destructive devices”; laws governing concealed weapons; and other firearm regulations increasingly confuse police and prosecutors, not to mention the general public. We know these laws better than any other law firm in the nation, and use that knowledge to protect against overzealous prosecution against innocent enthusiasts and owners.

Our attorneys are also qualified to deal with the unique issues that arise in juvenile proceedings. A child facing criminal charges is also commonly facing school disciplinary proceedings too. Our attorneys are experienced in representing children both in court and at school disciplinary or expulsion proceedings, including in matters involving learning disabilities or other special needs where unique laws and procedures apply.

Our white-collar clients range from large corporations to small and emerging businesses. We represent high-profile individuals who have made their mark in business, public office, sports, and entertainment. We prize our ability to help our clients avoid problems before they become the subject of investigation, charges, or publicity. When appropriate and necessary, we have and can negotiate pre-indictment or pretrial settlements, including agreements that avoid any criminal sanction.

Michel & Associates’s lawyers also use their specialized experience to assist patients, caregivers, doctors, cooperatives, collectives, dispensaries, and others associated with the cultivation, distribution, and use of medical marijuana.

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