April 14, 2024

Being convicted of a crime can cast a long shadow. A misdemeanor or felony conviction can make finding a job or renting an apartment much more difficult, and even minor offenses are picked up by background checks. That is why you need a criminal defense lawyer in Michigan who will fight zealously for your rights if you are arrested and charged with a crime.

The skilled attorneys at the Law Offices of Barton Morris have decades of criminal defense experience, and their arguments have led to charges being reduced or dismissed in hundreds of cases. Whether you or somebody you care about is facing state or federal criminal charges, our lawyers are standing by and ready to help. If you choose the Law Offices of Barton Morris to mount your defense, our attorneys could:

  • Gather evidence that supports your position
  • Interview witnesses to gather facts that could help you
  • Draft, file and argue motions on your behalf
  • Find expert witnesses that could challenge the prosecutor’s case
  • Negotiate with the prosecutor to obtain a favorable plea agreement

On Your Side at the Negotiating Table

The vast majority of criminal cases in Michigan are resolved at the negotiating table long before they go to court. When our attorneys negotiate with prosecutors, we never forget that it is our client’s future that is on the line. We work hard to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients, and we make sure that we have all of the relevant facts at our disposal before discussions begin. Prosecutors know that juries are unpredictable, so they are usually willing to make concessions if they are pushed hard enough.

On Your Side in Court

Many criminal defense law firms focus almost exclusively on plea deals and negotiations, but the lawyers at the Law Offices of Barton Morris all have extensive trial experience. They are respected by prosecutors and judges, and they will work with you to find the best possible legal strategy. Prosecutors must establish guilt beyond reasonable count to secure a conviction, which is not easy when they are opposed by experienced criminal defense attorneys who challenge all of their evidence and arguments.


If you were convicted of a crime several years ago, you may qualify for an expungement under Michigan’s Clean Slate law. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Barton Morris are very familiar with this law, and they can help you to complete an application for expungement and make sure that it is submitted properly and backed up with supporting documentation. We will be at your side throughout the entire process.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you are facing criminal charges or are being investigated by the police, you should have an experienced attorney fighting for your rights. The Law Offices of Barton Morris has the criminal defense experience you deserve, and we offer prospective clients a free consultation. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys to discuss your legal options, call us at (248) 479-6634 or fill out our online form today.