Thursday, March 5, 2020

What is an "Arraignment?"

Do you need a criminal defense attorney in Washtenaw County? 

“What is an Arraignment?”
“What will I have to say at Arraignment?
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“Do I have to post bond?”

“What happens if I don’t have an attorney at Arraignment?”

It's important to get answers to these questions from a qualified criminal defense attorney. While some criminal justice concepts are self-explanatory (i.e., trial; sentencing; jail), others are confusing to those “outside” the system.  For example, most people have never experienced an “Arraignment” on a criminal charge, and can’t visualize exactly what’s involved in that process.

Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group PLLC in Ann Arbor, is an ex-prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney who exclusively handles cases with a criminal justice element.  As part of this practice, he represents hundreds of clients charged with criminal offenses each year.  And, the majority of these clients have never been in trouble before, so they don’t always understand or recognize how the criminal justice system operates.

Click HERE to learn more about "Arrangements"

 

Geherin Law Group
Criminal Defense Attorney in Washtenaw County

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Do You Have Repeat DUI/OWI Convictions?

 Do You Have Multiple OWI/DUI convictions? Need to get your license back?

When It Comes To Multiple OWI Convictions, Does Michigan Have A “Look-Back Period?”


 

The most crucial “look-back period” in Michigan is a seven-year period of time between offenses. Drivers who suffer an arrest for an OWI (drugs or alcohol) within seven years of a prior OWI conviction face elevated charges and consequences. Note that the OWI 2nd Offense statute measures from prior conviction to new arrest, not arrest date to arrest date.  So, attorneys must carefully scrutinize a client’s driving record to ascertain prior offense dates, and not simply rely on the prosecutor’s charging documents.


Click here to learn more about Multiple OWI/DUI convictions.




Geherin Law Group
DUI Attorney in Ann Arbor 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Do You Have Questions About Probation?


“What does it mean to probation?”

“What will I have to do on probation?”

“What happens if I violate probation?”

“How long will I be on probation?”


These are some of the most common questions those charged with a crime have. Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group PLLC in Ann Arbor, is an ex-prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney who only handles cases with a criminal justice element. As part of this practice, GLG handles hundreds of criminal defense cases each year. In many of these cases, clients end up on probation. For most criminal charges, a guilty plea or conviction often ends up with a sentence including “probation.”

Click to learn more about Probation and how the process works.


Geherin Law Group
Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, January 3, 2020

What Exactly is Probation?

Have you been charged with a crime and worried about how sentencing and probation works?


You need a criminal defense attorney in Ann Arbor who understands your circumstances.


Dan Geherin - Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor


Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group PLLC in Ann Arbor, is an ex-prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney who only handles cases with a criminal justice element. As part of this practice, GLG handles hundreds of criminal defense cases each year. In many of these cases, clients end up on probation. And, that’s when the questions begin:
  • “What does it mean to probation?”
  • “What will I have to do on probation?”
  • “What happens if I violate probation?”
  • “How long will I be on probation?”

Click to learn more about Probation



Geherin Law Group PLLC

Criminal Defense Attorney Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Charged with a CSC? - Felony Defense Attorney

https://www.glgmichigan.com/about/board-certified-criminal-trial-attorney/


In Michigan, sex offense allegations are generally grouped under the category of “Criminal Sexual Conduct”—known commonly by the acronym, “CSC.” These charges range from date-rape allegations on school campuses, to improper workplace relationships, to molestation. Being charged with a CSC of any type requires a strong, zealous defense to either exonerate the improperly accused or minimize the potential sentence exposure.



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Geherin Law Group

Experienced felony Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges Requires an Experienced Felony Defense Attorney

https://www.glgmichigan.com/practice-areas/

CSC charges are formally brought by the State Prosecutor, not by the individual complainant/alleged victim. However, these charges are occasionally levied by a disgruntled/jealous/regretful partner, or by an angry spouse aiming to get advantage in a divorce/custody fight. Likewise, people are often charged despite no physical evidence at all, and only upon the word of the complainant. Under Michigan law, the complainant’s testimony need not be corroborated for a CSC conviction, so it’s often important for a person to try to “prove his or her innocence,” which is completely abhorrent to our criminal justice system.

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Geherin Law Group

Experienced Felony Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Michigan Changes Age for Juvenile Offenders

17-Year-Olds now qualify as juvenile offenders instead of adults.


Now that the law will be changing, parents of 17-year-old kids arrested for an offense will be able to breathe a sigh of relief----but they will also need to find a juvenile defense specialist, which is not easy to do. Many criminal defense attorneys have never handled a single juvenile case is their whole career, and aren’t comfortable wading into a court system with which they have no experience or knowledge.

Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group in Ann Arbor is a former prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney who has been practicing juvenile law for over two decades. Since starting his career as a juvenile court prosecutor in 1996, he has been defending juveniles -- and reassuring their parents -- for 20+years. He has helped thousands of juvenile clients in that timeframe. Dan has truly separated himself as an attorney dedicated to helping juveniles navigate their way through a very scary and uncertain process, and his firm has success in handling juvenile cases throughout Michigan.

Click Here to learn more about the new laws for juvenile offenders. 


Geherin Law Group
Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney - Ann Arbor, Michigan

What is an "Arraignment?"

Do you need a criminal defense attorney in Washtenaw County?  “What is an Arraignment?” “What will I have to say at Arraignment? "...