Grand Rapids Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers

Exceptional Defense for Misdemeanor Charges in Grand Rapids

Are you facing misdemeanor charges? Misdemeanors are offenses that are punishable by less than a year in jail and may carry fines as well. These are crimes that range from trespassing to domestic assault or even aggravated assault. Even though these are less serious offenses than felonies, they will still result in a criminal record that can have negative consequences for your future.

In order to protect your future and fight your charges, you need an experienced defense team who can advocate for you and your rights. At Tanis Schultz, we create the strongest and most compelling defense possible. Our Grand Rapids misdemeanor defense attorneys have the legal skills, experience, and dedication you need at this critical time.

Arrange for your free case evaluation by calling 616-227-3737 today. You can also contact us online.

Misdemeanors Offenses in Michigan

Although misdemeanor offenses are generally seen as less damaging than felony charges, this can not be further from the truth. Examples of misdemeanor offenses include assault and battery, embezzlement, second-degree shoplifting from a retail store, stealing property valued between $200 to $1,000, discharging a firearm, trespassing, and more. Misdemeanor offense carry their own set of consequences that can pose many issues for you in your future.

Michigan categorizes misdemeanors into 3 groups as follows:

  • Misdemeanors carrying up to 93 days in jail and/or fines of up to $500
  • Misdemeanors carrying up to a year in jail and/or fines of up to $1,000
  • High Court Misdemeanors, carrying penalties of up to 2 years in jail and/or fines of up to $2,000

Understanding Misdemeanor Charges

Criminal convictions can make it difficult to find future employment, rent a house or apartment, or be eligible for a professional license. If you are found guilty of a second offense after a misdemeanor conviction, you may be subject to harsher penalties due to the prior conviction. For all these reasons, it is crucial that you work to keep a misdemeanor conviction off your record.

Grand Rapids Misdemeanor Lawyers

If you have been arrested or have received a notice to appear regarding any misdemeanor crime, we strongly advise you to reach out to Tanis Schultz for the help you need. Any criminal conviction will damage your future and this includes misdemeanor offenses. Our misdemeanor lawyers have the experience needed to secure your future and reputation.

Phone us at 616-227-3737 to get started 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


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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.