Sunday, January 15, 2023

What Types of Questions Should you Ask a Criminal Attorney During a Consultation?

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For potential clients looking for help in a criminal justice case in and around Ann Arbor, ask these questions:

“Do you offer a free telephone or office consultation?”

“Will this consultation be pressure/obligation free?”

“Will you discuss fees and offer a plain, easy-to-understand Fee Agreement during the consultation?”

“Will you plainly discuss my case so that I understand my options?”

At GLG Michigan, we answer each of these questions with a resounding “yes!”  The last thing you need during a time of need is to feel intimidated or uncertain.  The idea of a consultation is to make sure both sides feel comfortable moving forward. At GLG Michigan, we believe a client shouldn’t have to pay for that.  We’re confident that you’ll make the best choice for representation after discussing the matter with us and understanding your options---whether it’s with us, or with another attorney. 

Learn more about free consultations here!

 

If you or a loved one is looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Ann Arborcontact us for a free initial consultation. Geherin Law Group serves clients in Washtenaw County and throughout Southeast Michigan and can be reached at (734) 263-2780.


Sunday, January 1, 2023

What is a Free Consultation?

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During your free consultation, we’ll discuss your case, options, procedures, the law and the projected fees for representation.  We won’t charge one dime unless you decide to retain our firm.  We’ll never pressure you to move forward you’re ready.  We’re strong believers in the idea that a great representation is a two-way street:  both the client and attorney must be on the same page, share the same goals/objections, and have solid communication to achieve the best results. There’s no better way to gauge this than to offer a free initial consultation!

Learn more about free consultations here!

 

If you or a loved one is looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Ann Arborcontact us for a free initial consultation. Geherin Law Group serves clients in Washtenaw County and throughout Southeast Michigan and can be reached at (734) 263-2780.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Personal Justice for a Young Client Facing False Claims

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Jesse,
a young professional working in Detroit, was living his best life. That “best life” was interrupted and nearly cut short by a claim from a former girlfriend that he sexually assaulted her 3 years prior while they attended college.  He faced the very real prospect of going to prison for 15 years, and being put on a public sex offender registry for 25 years.  He demanded a jury trial to prove he did nothing wrong, but his case was delayed because of  the Covid pandemic.  After rejecting plea offers from the prosecutor (for a crime he simply didn’t commit), he went to jury trial. The jury deliberated for all of 13 minutes, finding him Not Guilty. As a matter of fact, several of the jurors actually apologized to him for what he had to endure.  

Learn more about how he was exonerated of all the charges here.

If you or a loved one is looking for criminal defense in Ann Arborcontact us for a free initial consultation. Geherin Law Group serves clients in Washtenaw County and throughout Southeast Michigan and can be reached at (734) 263-2780.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Geherin Law Group Helps Exonerate Two Young Men for False Claims

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This month, two young clients of Geherin Law Group, PLLC. can breathe a huge sigh of relief and put their lives back together after being falsely accused of criminal wrongdoing. 
 

They’re fortunate enough that the system worked to make sure they had a fair trial.  And they were fortunate enough to have had the resources to retain a law firm like Geherin Law Group, who fought for them every step of the way to achieve their own personal justice.  Candidly, some people aren’t as fortunate, and end up losing everything over a false allegation.  

Learn more about these two young clients and how they were exonerated of all the charges here.

If you or a loved one is looking for criminal defense in Ann Arborcontact us for a free initial consultation. Geherin Law Group serves clients in Washtenaw County and throughout Southeast Michigan and can be reached at (734) 263-2780.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

How is DNA Evidence Found?

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Anytime you touch an object or person, there’s potential for the transfer of cells containing DNA. Here are some circumstances that could lead to Criminal Sexual Conduct charges: 

  • sexual penetration without a condom and with ejaculation
  • sexual penetration without a condom and without ejaculation
  • digital penetration, depending on the circumstances
  • oral sex (leaving saliva on or around the genitals of the alleged victim)
  • placing one's mouth on any part of the alleged victims' body
  • placing one's mouth on the alleged victims clothing (transferring saliva in the same way)

Learn more here about how forensic evidence could be the key to  your criminal defense here.


If you or a loved one is facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, contact us. Dan Geherin is a criminal defense attorney in Ann Arbor serving clients in Washtenaw County and throughout Southeast Michigan and can be reached at (734) 263-2780. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

How Will I Know If There is DNA Evidence Against Me?

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Your 
criminal defense attorney in Ann Arbor will obtain evidence through "discovery." You have the right to see any evidence that the prosecution intends to use against you, as well as any evidence that is helpful to your defense. If DNA evidence is sought by the investigating police agency, they believe there’s some likelihood that DNA may be present. If it comes back matching your DNA, then the prosecution will use the evidence against you. In that case, you would be entitled to the evidence under the Michigan criminal discovery rules. If your DNA is not found, then your criminal defense attorney should argue that that fact is "exculpatory" (or tending to show innocence), and you’re likewise entitled to that evidence in the event you wish to present it in your own defense. This may require filing a special motion.

Learn more here about how forensic evidence could be the key to  your criminal defense here.


If you or a loved one is facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, contact us. Dan Geherin is a criminal defense attorney in Ann Arbor serving clients in Washtenaw County and throughout Southeast Michigan and can be reached at (734) 263-2780.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Have You Been Affected By the Compromised Marijuana Testing? Geherin Law Group Can Help You!

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MSP recently dropped a major bombshell on the criminal justice community: They revealed that their chemical blood testing analysis for THC was badly compromised between March 2019 and August 2022.

Obviously, Michigan prosecutors and police may resist efforts to vacate convictions. They might argue that other evidence supports the conviction (i.e., poor driving, failures on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests).  However, judges may be less than sympathetic to these arguments knowing the police lab analysis was faulty and was prone to false positives. Finding a skilled, successful OWI Defense Attorney to fight for their rights certainly might be the difference between a clean record and the status quo. This is especially pronounced for people who suffered a loss of license, or loss of freedom, due to an OWI Marijuana conviction during this time period.    

Geherin Law Group specializes in OWI/DUI defense in Southeastern Michigan, and would be happy to review your case and see what relief might be available.

Learn more about the compromised marijuana testing in OWI/DUI cases here.

If you or a loved one want to talk about your options after a OWI/Marijuana arrest between 2019-2022, contact us. Dan Geherin is a criminal attorney in Washtenaw County serving clients in Ann Arbor and throughout Southeast Michigan and can be reached at (734) 263-2780.

What Types of Questions Should you Ask a Criminal Attorney During a Consultation?

For potential clients looking for help in a criminal justice case in and around Ann Arbor, ask these questions: “Do you offer a free teleph...