The Importance Of Good Criminal Defense
Being charged with any criminal offense — from OWI to drug possession, theft, assault and battery or an even more serious charge — can be a truly scary and intimidating event. You may feel ashamed and powerless. These emotions could cause you to make mistakes, like trying to defend yourself against these charges alone. A skilled criminal defense lawyer is crucial in your fight as they will explain and defend your rights.
Protect Yourself And Your Rights
You do not have to wait and worry about whatever penalties the courts might deal out in your case. When you contact me, attorney Julie Hlywa, I will help you explore your options and learn how I can help fight to prove your innocence or minimize costly consequences. I will have empathy for your situation. Instead of judging you, I will explore all possibilities for helping you beat the charge or obtain the best possible outcome.
“I’m glad that you have another win on a jury trial. One of many to come. Thanks for everything, Julie.”
— Steven B., September 2006
OWI/OWVI — Drug Cases — Traffic Violations — Misdemeanors And Felonies
I negotiate vigorously for my clients and will defend you aggressively in court if your case goes that far. On numerous occasions, I have been able to get charges reduced or present my clients’ situation in a way that convinces prosecutors to seek plea reductions my client can live with. My Michigan criminal defense knowledge covers misdemeanors and felonies, such as:
- Drunk driving and impaired driving at all levels — including OWI and OWVI, which are referred to as DWI/DUI in other states
- Drug cases, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine possession
- Maintaining a drug house
- A range of traffic violations, such as speeding, failure to stop or yield, and driving on a suspended license
- Theft, retail fraud and embezzlement
- Domestic violence
- Assault and battery
- Habitual offender defense
As an experienced criminal law attorney, I can also work with clients on getting charges sealed or expunged. My track record in our Michigan courts includes winning acquittal in a complex embezzlement case, negotiating reduced charges in OWI cases and achieving favorable outcomes in numerous other criminal cases. I can also provide referrals to capable attorneys who can help you no matter what your legal issue.
Every Client And Every Case Is Important
My approach is to thoroughly examine and understand all circumstances of your arrest, the administrative procedures applied in your case and other factors in order to advocate aggressively for you. Contact me for personal, caring and aggressive representation in your criminal defense matter. Protect your rights.