Experienced Criminal Defense in all Michigan and Federal Courts
Paul C. McDonagh Grand Rapids, Michigan Member Phone (616) 235-9797 Fax (616) 459-4909 email firstname.lastname@example.org
For nearly 20 years, The Law Firm of Paul C. McDonagh, P.C. exclusively defended clients in all aspects of the criminal spectrum, including complex white-collar cases, homicide, sex and narcotics violations. The firm has successfully handled criminal cases in both the state and federal courts. The practice ecompasses pre-indictment investigations, post-indictment matters including jury trials through appeal, and post-conviction matters.
When you hire Paul McDonagh as your criminal defense lawyer, you get his full attention as well as the full efforts of his legal team, including highly experienced investigators, leading expert witnesses and legal research specialists. Paul McDonagh is committed to providing all of his clients with aggressive representation with the goal of getting the best possible resolution by using whatever legal means that may require.
Being accused of a crime can carry life altering consequences. If you or someone you know has been arrested, or is even under investigation for a criminal offense, you need advice from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Please feel free to contact The Law Office of Paul C. McDonagh, P.C. at 616 235-9797 for a case review and consultation at no cost.
From Grand Rapids, Michigan, criminal defense attorney Paul C. McDonagh represents clients in both local and federal cases throughout the State of Michigan, including Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Haven, Holland, Allegan, St. Joseph, Traverse City, Muskegon, Marquette and Detroit.
DRUG CRIMES (including Federal interstate trafficking) CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WHITE COLLAR CRIMES BANK FRAUD EMBEZZLEMENT VIOLENT OFFENSES WEAPONS OFFENSES HOMICIDE / MURDER DOMESTIC ASSAULT / STALKING CHILD PHYSICAL ABUSE POST CONVICTION MATTERS STATE AND FEDERAL APPEALS FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL CLAIMS
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You have rights. You are not helpless. The police will try to get you to waive those rights. Do not waive anything. We will protect your rights.
Do not talk to the police - it can only make your situation worse. The police want to talk with you so that they can learn information that can be used against you. If you are being investigated, the police are not your friends.
If you are in custody, you have the constitutional right to remain silent. The police will read to you what are called Miranda warnings. Do not waive your right to remain silent. Do not sign a Miranda card.
Ask to speak to an attorney. The police cannot legally question you if you ask for an attorney. Call us. We will protect you. Call the Law Firm of Paul C. McDonagh, P.C. at (616) 235-9797.
Do not consent to a search of your home or vehicle. The police will often ask you for permission to search. They will sometimes threaten you if you do not give permission. Do not give consent. Do tell the police that you need to speak to your attorney. Do not listen to the police when they tell you that you do not need an attorney. Do not listen to the police when they tell you that you must have something to hide because you will not let them search.
People in trouble are often their own worst enemies. 99% of the time, you cannot help yourself. You cannot talk your way out of trouble. Instead of helping the police by talking with them, call an attorney and protect yourself.
If the police detain you but don't arrest you, try to end the encounter as soon as possible. Ask to leave. Ask to speak to your attorney. Refuse to talk or cooperate with the police in any way.
If you are arrested, be calm. Do not panic. Do not talk to the police. Do not call family members or friends and ask them to destroy or hide evidence. Calls made from police locations are monitored. As soon a s possible, have your family members contact us. We will find out what is happening and protect you.
If someone is placed in the cruiser or cell with you, do not talk about your case. Conversations are often recorded or filmed. Informants are often placed in cells to try and get information from you. Call the Law Firm of Paul C. McDonagh, P.C. at (616) 235-9797.