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Serious criminal charges require an experienced attorney who knows how to provide sound advice during these difficult times. Ross Hickman has over 30 years of experience in criminal law as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. This gives him the unique ability to see a case from both sides, anticipating how the prosecution will present their case in order to craft the perfect defense. The advice of an experienced Northern Michigan criminal defense attorney can make this process as smooth as possible, giving you the best chance at maintaining your freedom as well as your reputation in the community. He will vigorously fight to prove your innocence.

Mr. Hickman specializes in the following practice areas:

Assault in Northern Michigan

Assault is the crime of making another person feel as if they are in immediate danger of harm. This crime can happen whether a person has a weapon or is just making threats and can occur whether a person has made physical contact or not. If a person is charged with assault, they can face significant fines and jail time, especially if it is a felony assault charge.

Northern Michigan Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an assault committed against a spouse, former spouse, a person residing in the same house as the victim, or a person who has a child with the victim. If the victim has no injuries, a defendant could face 93 days in jail with a $500 fine. If an injury occurs, a person could face up to a year in jail and a $1000 fine. For subsequent offenses, the punishments become more severe, including potential felony charges.

Drug Offenses in Northern Michigan

A person charged with possession of a controlled substance can be charged with a variety of offenses, depending on the type of drug and the amount as well as the number of previous convictions. For simple possession, a person could face a range of penalties from probation and drug classes up to prison time. With manufacturing or intent to distribute, the charges become even more severe.

Northern Michigan OWI/DUI Charges

This charge includes any type of impaired driving, whether a person is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescribed medication. The specific charges a person faces depend on a number of factors, including a person’s age, the amount of alcohol in the body, the type of drug in a person’s blood, and a person’s level of impairment. No matter what your specific charges, you can face a license suspension, mandatory driving classes, and a potential jail sentence of up to one year. The penalties become even more severe with subsequent offenses.

Property Crimes in Northern Michigan

Anyone who is charged with theft, vandalism, arson, home invasion, or destruction of property faces a property crime charge. The potential penalty a person faces for these crimes involves a number of factors. An experienced attorney can discuss the facts related to your case to give you a specific idea of what to expect.

Northern Michigan Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are highly charged crimes involving child enticement, indecent exposure, and criminal sexual conduct. These are highly emotional, sensitive crimes that require an experienced attorney. The penalties for these crimes involve significant jail time and registration on Michigan’s sex offender registry.

Facing Criminal Charges in Northern Michigan? Seek Expert Assistance!

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