Criminal Defense

Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defending Your Rights & Future in Grand Rapids

Being charged with a crime, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a serious matter. Even if you are not facing jail time, having a criminal conviction on your record will limit your opportunities for employment, housing, and more. The first thing you need to do after an arrest is find a skilled Grand Rapids criminal defense attorney.

Anything you say after an arrest can be used against you, so do not try to talk to the police without an attorney present. One of your most valuable rights is the right to remain silent. Law enforcement does not want to hear your side of the story, they are listening for any inconsistencies in your story that will make you look guilty. The Grand Rapids criminal defense lawyers at Tanis Schultz are here to fight for your rights and protect your best interests.

If you have been charged with a crime, contact Tanis Schultz today at 616-227-3737.

Criminal Charges We Defend Against in Michigan

Your Grand Rapids attorney has one job: protect your best interests. No matter what crime you are accused of, it is your lawyer’s duty to secure the best possible outcome. This is why it is strongly recommended that you not discuss the details of your situation with anyone other than your attorney. Even well-meaning friends and family members can end up incriminating you if called to testify. Prosecutors know how to press on ambiguous issues with witnesses and cast doubt upon a defendant’s innocence. By keeping the details private and speaking only with your lawyer, you can prevent this from happening.

Criminal cases we handle include:

At Tanis Schultz, our Grand Rapids criminal defense lawyers fight aggressively to secure the best possible outcome. What this looks like is different for everyone. Some clients can secure a complete dismissal of charges, while others might have serious felonies reduced to misdemeanors. We work closely with our clients through every stage of the case, making sure they understand how their case is proceeding to help our clients make informed decisions.

Tanis Schultz is here to be your dedicated ally through this difficult time. Contact us today.

Case Results

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree Not Guilty
  • Domestic Violence Felony Dismissed
  • Drug Offense Charges Reduced
  • Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Dismissed
  • Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing Felony Dismissed
  • Animal Cruelty Dismissed
  • Operating While Intoxicated Dismissed
  • Driving While License Suspended Dismissed
  • Juvenile Assault & Battery Dismissed
  • Retail Fraud Dismissed


The Opinions That Matter
  • “What an amazing firm and attorney! Megan was able to help me with my case and she did everything she promised and executed!”

    - N.T.
  • “I appreciated her communication and the respect she gave me during the process.”

    - C.A.
  • “I hired Megan to defend me in my case, and I have to say, I am very happy I did.”

    - F.H.
  • “Early this year my driving privileges we’re fully restored and I could not have done it without Megan.”

    - A.C.
  • “I cannot say enough how impressed I am with Ms. Mast and the end result of our case.”

    - G.C.
  • “Megan was my counsel for license re-instatement and I could not be happier with the experience and the results.”

    - D.
  • “I would recommend these two and the firm as a whole.”

    - J.L.M.
  • “Well-established and prestigious firm. I know from first-hand experience that they employ some of the most knowledgeable attorneys ...”

    - C.P.
  • “I would recommend Tanis Schultz Attorneys for all your Legal needs.”

    - N.D.
  • “You can tell she really knows her stuff and will help you with all she’s got to offer every case, every time!”

    - M.H.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Dedicated Attorneys

    When you hire one of the experienced attorneys at Tanis Schultz, you get an entire team!

  • Track Record of Success

    Our attorneys have experience handling high-profile, complex cases with complete success.

  • Quality Representation

    Tanis Schultz is a professional law firm that provides a competitive advantage and the experience to address your legal issues.

  • Experience

    Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience handling various areas of the law with precision.