At Maesen Law, PLC, our founder and lead criminal defense attorney in Grand Rapids, Ryan Maesen, provides our clients with the legal skill and resources they need to face their charges with confidence. 

Whether you have been charged with driving under the influence or a serious felony in Michigan, our over 16 years of practice in the criminal justice system, which includes extensive trial experience, will allow you to put your legal challenges into perspective. We have successfully handled cases throughout the state of Michigan and in the Federal courts as well.

We understand the value of freedom, and the reality is, without a trusted legal advocate by your side, you are risking everything. Justice is not an entitlement or a guarantee. It must be fought for, and when the stakes could not be higher, we produce real results. 

Contact our skilled criminal defense attorney in Kent County today to understand the depth of your charges, and how they are going to impact your current livelihood and your future, so we can get to work on an assertive legal solution. 

Skilled Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney Practice Areas at Maesen Law

Being charged with a crime, whether you are responsible or not, will impact your personal, professional, and social life from the moment you are accused of wrongdoing.

Unfortunately, today’s society strikes first and asks questions later. That typically means if you are being investigated, accused of, or arrested for a crime, the court of public opinion will indict you long before you see the inside of a courtroom. 

Although this is not fair, it is the reality. We can help. 

Our legal tenacity and skill are central to the results you obtain, which is why we focus on the following important criminal law practice areas:

No matter who you are, or where you work or live, we understand the stress and anxiety that comes with facing criminal charges in Michigan. Whether you need a defense attorney who will handle your case quickly and quietly, with the utmost discretion, or an aggressive criminal lawyer who will thoroughly pursue the very best outcome inside or outside the courtroom, Maesen Law provides both and will develop a strategic legal defense that exceeds your expectations. 

Can I Hire a Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney for Someone Who Has Already Been Arrested?

The short answer is, yes. And you should. Whether you are a spouse, parent, concerned family member, or close friend, we will review the legal circumstances of the person in question, including the charges and evidence the prosecutor plans to use against him or her, so you understand the totality of their arrest — and more importantly, how we can help. 

Our experienced, respected, and aggressive Grand Rapids criminal defense attorney is personally committed to each client, representing their best interests in state and federal criminal courts in felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile matters.

The sooner we can become involved in your or a loved one’s case, the more confidently we can explore the best outcome. That means establishing an attorney-client relationship immediately after an arrest. 

If we cannot negotiate an optimum result outside the courtroom, we will aggressively fight for your freedom and future during a trial. The important factor to understand is you have options, and we will allow you to fully explore them from the beginning of your partnership. 

Do I Need a Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney If This is My First Criminal Charge?

Often, the Prosecutor’s offices throughout Michigan will attempt to influence the legal path of an individual who has been arrested for the first time, by explaining that they can take a plea deal to “make their charges go away.” 

Unfortunately, speaking with the prosecutor’s office alone, or allowing a public defender to handle your or a loved one’s case means they will not share with you how pleading guilty to a crime will impact each aspect of your life.  

That includes omitting the fact that you will have the equivalent of a conviction on your record going forward. That may include a first-time DUI charge that will remain on your record for a minimum of five years before it is eligible — if your unique charge qualifies — for expungement. Felony convictions, if eligible for expungement, will remain on your record for a minimum of seven years. 

Do not leave your future to chance, no matter how insignificant you think the charges may be. The reality is, there is no such thing as a minor criminal charge. Whether it is one charge, or multiple charges, they will all impact your next steps in life for years to come. 

We want to help ensure your steps begin in the right direction. Contact us now to learn more about your real legal rights and options, so you can make informed decisions about your future. 

Why Choose the Grand Rapids Criminal Law Firm Maesen Law? 

No matter where you live or work in Michigan, our skilled criminal defense attorney in Grand Rapids understands that without your freedom, your future will be placed on hold indefinitely. 

Whether you are a college student, blue-collar worker, or hold a professional license or degree, the legal system will view your charges and the overall case in the same harsh light. This will become increasingly evident with each court date, especially if you go it alone. 

At Maesen Law, our dedicated criminal defense attorney will represent you — the person first — to aggressively get ahead of your case, so you can understand how your criminal circumstances will impact your overall livelihood. 

Our approach to producing real results for real people is unmistakable, and fully visible through our involvement in nearly 90 trials in just over 15 years. 

Allow our trusted criminal defense attorney in Grand Rapids to put your case into perspective, starting with an initial consultation today. 

Our hard work translates into wins that matter.

Maesen Law Produces Real Results for Real People Throughout Michigan

Our Grand Rapids criminal defense lawyer is a respected and aggressive advocate who provides customized legal strategies that allow our clients to pursue real results, so they can move forward with confidence. 

Whether you are facing charges in state or federal court, your first line of defense is partnering with an attorney who can explain your legal rights in simple terms, so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your case. 

At Maesen Law, we fully believe in partnering with our clients. That means establishing we are the right fit for your case, and overall legal needs, from the beginning, so we can provide end-to-end solutions for each of our clients. Our attention to detail allows us to provide a tailored approach to producing results for each unique client and their criminal charges.  

Contact our skilled Grand Rapids criminal defense lawyer today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome for your case. We are available by phone 24 hours a day by calling 616-821-7691 or allow us to review your case via email to ensure each aspect is reviewed with the discretion and attention to detail you deserve.