Oakland County Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Lawyer Serving Oakland County, MI
Oakland County, Michigan is a part of the Detroit metropolitan area, even though Detroit is technically located in neighboring Wayne County. Oakland County has communities that range from blue collar in areas such as Ferndale and Hazel Park to affluent areas such as Oakland Township, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. With Oakland County's diverse population and quick access to Detroit, crimes in the area range from OWI to drug crimes,
white collar crimes, to
domestic violence and violent crimes.
Whether this is your first or third arrest, or if you're currently the target of a pre-file investigation, there is nothing more valuable than your freedom. As a seasoned Oakland County criminal defense attorney who is intimately familiar with all applicable state and federal laws as they pertain to minor misdemeanors and violent felonies, I completely understand the predicament you are in and the consequences you are facing.
Regardless of your guilt or innocence, our criminal justice system is anything but foolproof. Even if you are entirely innocent of the charges against you, it does not mean that a jury of 12 won't convict you based on circumstantial evidence alone. Aside from wrongful convictions based on jury error, you run the risk of making a false confession when under pressure from law enforcement, and this is a very real threat for criminal suspects.
My name is James T. Bowden and I am dedicated to upholding your legal rights in the criminal process. Such rights include your rights against self-incrimination, your right to counsel, your right to a speedy trial, and your rights against unreasonable searches and seizure. While law enforcement may be good at what they do, even they are prone to violate peoples' rights thereby resulting in the tragic miscarriage of justice.
With years of experience handling all varieties of criminal matters, I can put my experience to work for you. An excellent defense begins immediately after the arrest or during the pre-file investigation stage, and the sooner I begin working on your case, the greater your chances of receiving reduced if not dismissed charges due to lack of sufficient evidence or for other reasons.
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Whether you were arrested for OWI, assault or domestic violence, I can help. I also handle
theft crimes, white collar crimes and
probation violations. No matter what charges you are facing, I stand ready to protect your legal rights and aggressively pursue the most favorable case outcome possible. You, your family and your case is important to me as is your future, let me give you the greatest opportunity to overcome the criminal charges you are presently up against!
Oakland County Resource Links
Criminal Defense Information Center
About Oakland County
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