Clinton County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Being accused of any crime and facing the criminal justice system in Clinton County or St. John can be a terrifying experience. If you are being charged with a crime, you should know that your freedom and future are at stake. It is essential that you contact a Clinton County criminal defense lawyer at DeBruin Law right away. We’ll search for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped. Call us at (517) 324-4303 today.

Arson and Property Crimes

Arson is defined as the intentional damaging of someone else’s property through burning or explosion. Although arson can refer to any property, it typically involves burning a vehicle or building. If you are facing an arson or property crime charge in Clinton County or St. John, you should reach out to a Clinton County arson attorney at DeBruin Law. Our firm may be able to help you avoid life-altering penalties like jail or prison time, expensive fines, and the inability to secure insurance for your home or business.

Assault and Domestic Violence Crimes

Any intentional act that causes another person to fear that they are about to experience physical harm is known as assault. Assault on a spouse, former spouse, someone you are dating, a member of your household, or someone you’ve had a child with is considered domestic violence. If you’ve been charged with assault or domestic violence, call a Clinton County assault attorney from DeBruin Law for a chance at avoiding penalties like the loss of a right to have custody of your children and becoming the target for a restraining order which restricts who you can contact and where you can go.

Crimes Against the Public & Peace

Crimes that disrupt the public, peace, or police can be misdemeanors or felonies when the public’s safety is at risk. Even if your crime against the public, peace, or police is a minor misdemeanor, you may be left with a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult for you to land a job or rent a place to live, jail or prison time, and costly fines. For this reason, you should reach out to a St. John criminal defense lawyer if you’ve been charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, or another similar crime.  

Drug Crimes

Most drug offenses in Michigan are considered felonies that come with serious penalties such as years or decades of imprisonment and hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in fines. If you’ve been arrested for use of a controlled substance, the possession of marijuana, or drug trafficking, consulting a Clinton County drug crimes lawyer at DeBruin Law is crucial.

OWI Charges

In Michigan, operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) is a serious offense that often leads to penalties like jail time, substantial fines, increased car insurance premiums, a driver’s license suspension, points on your driving record, and the requirement to perform community service. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, a Clinton County DUI lawyer may challenge the traffic stop, roadside field sobriety test, breath test, and blood test involved in your case to minimize or dismiss your charges.

Fraud Crimes

In its most basic definition, fraud means using deception, misrepresentation, or tricks to gain something from someone else. Although there are a wide variety of fraud crimes that arise in Michigan, the most common ones include credit card fraud, identity theft, uttering and publishing, and false pretenses with intent to defraud. If you are facing any type of fraud crime, it is in your best interest to consult a Clinton County fraud attorney at DeBruin Law.

Juvenile Crimes

Sometimes good children make mistakes that cost them their futures. If your child has been arrested for a juvenile crime like shoplifting, drug possession, assault, or destruction of property, it is important for you to contact a Clinton County juvenile crime attorney at DeBruin Law. Our firm can protect your child’s rights and make sure that their crime does not impair their life down the road.

Theft Crimes

The majority of theft crimes in Michigan are charged as larceny and retail theft, embezzlement, burglary, or robbery. If you are being charged for a theft crime in Clinton County or St. John, you may suffer from penalties such as a jail or prison sentence, thousands of dollars in fines, the possible denial or suspension of a professional license, or the denial or revocation of your immigration visa or green card upon conviction. A Clinton County theft attorney from DeBruin Law may be able to improve your situation.

Traffic Violations

All too often, Clinton County and St. John residents are stopped by the Clinton County police for traffic violations such as speeding, careless driving, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and failing to stop for a school bus. If you’ve been arrested for any type of traffic violation, you should call a Clinton County traffic lawyer at DeBruin Law to possibly avoid harsh penalties like fines, jail time, and a driver’s license suspension.

Charged with a Crime in Clinton County? Contact DeBruin Law Today

If any of these crimes have negatively impacted your life, you should call a Lansing criminal defense attorney in Clinton County at DeBruin Law at (517) 324-4303 or email us at We will work tirelessly to build a strong defense that attempts to prove your innocence and raise your chance of achieving a favorable case outcome.