Although fairness is a fundamental principle of our judicial system, men face unfair treatment in court every day. As the attorneys at American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM) know well, courts can be hostile towards men in divorce and custody proceedings. ADAM lawyers specialize in the divorce needs of men to protect them from undue bias in and out of court. Men face a similar prejudice in criminal proceedings so it is in their best interest to hire experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorneys to protect them.
Who We Are
At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., Michigan’s premier criminal defense firm, we fight every day for our clients. We fight for the innocent who face criminal charges through no fault of their own. We fight for the overcharged who are prosecuted more severely than their actions deserve. We fight for the constitutional rights of every citizen by fervently advocating on behalf of the accused.
In our practice, we witness bias against men all the time. What begins as a family dispute can sometimes mutate into allegations of criminal acts like child abuse or domestic violence. Court orders to pay impossibly expensive support can lead to criminal charges over arrearages. We routinely handle cases with overzealous prosecutors who work under the assumption that men are usually at fault. For this reason, we take special care to ensure that our clients do not suffer gender discrimination before the courts.
You Need an Advocate
In all criminal proceedings, you need an excellent criminal defense attorney. The prosecution has a wealth of resources at its disposal and they are all in place to guarantee convictions. If you are a man facing criminal charges, the need for an excellent lawyer is even greater. Before they even see your face, many prosecutors will assume that you are guilty because of your gender.
Protect Your Presumed Innocence
The presumption of innocence is sometimes ignored and innocent men are routinely presumed guilty and pressured into pleading guilty to crimes they have not committed. Being a man does not mean that your guilt is automatic if you have an effective attorney fighting to protect you. The prosecutor must still prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed the crime. Until a judge or jury finds that burden is met, you are presumed innocent and should not be treated like a criminal. You need a powerful advocate by your side to guarantee that your constitutional rights are protected and you are treated fairly.
If you are accused of committing a felony or misdemeanor, you need a criminal defense attorney who knows the court, the prosecutor, the law and has a history of success dealing with your kind of case. If you are charged, or believe you may be charged, with a crime in Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, or anywhere in Michigan, call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our criminal defense attorneys will promptly contact you.