Grand Rapids Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers

Exceptional Legal Skills, Dedication & Results

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) 608-7149 today. You can also contact us online.

Our Guarantee: If your license is not restored your next hearing is free.

Michigan Misdemeanors

Examples of misdemeanors 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.

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

Criminal convictions of misdemeanors 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. 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.

Phone us at (616) 608-7149 to get started today.

Case Results

  • Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing Charges Dismissed
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree Not Guilty
  • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Case Dismissed
  • Operating While Intoxicated III Reduced Charges
  • Felony Firearm, Carrying A Concealed Weapon All Charges Reduced
  • Retail Fraud Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence Dismissed
  • Criminal Defense Hit & Run
  • Assault & Battery Dismissed
  • Driving While License Restricted Dismissed


The Opinions That Matter
  • “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.
  • “I appreciated her communication and the respect she gave me during the process.”

    - C.A.

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.