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Former Police Officer and Former City Prosecutor Fighting for Your Freedom

Defending Criminal Charges in Michigan

Providing Experienced Legal Defense Across Oakland County

At Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC, our Birmingham and Oak Park criminal defense lawyers are highly skilled and experienced in this complex practice area. Using personalized legal services and creative problem-solving approaches, we can effectively defend you against all criminal charges. Over the years, we have successfully defended countless clients by fighting for their best interests as well as protecting their rights. You can count on our legal team to provide you with the strong representation you need and deserve.


For more information about our criminal defense attorneys in Oakland County, and how we can help you, call us today to set up a free consultation. You can either reach us by calling (248) 450-0232, texting us at (248) 425-2771, or contacting us online.


What Do I Do After an Arrest?

After an arrest, there are certain things that you can do to help your defense. The most important detail to take care of as soon as possible is to hire an attorney. An attorney can make sure that your rights are protected throughout case proceedings and help you navigate your legal options.

Follow these recommendations to help your defense:

  • Don't give unnecessary details about yourself or your case
  • Give only your basic information and ask to call an attorney
  • Don't be rude or threaten officers
  • Don't post anything about your case on social media

Penalties for Crimes in Michigan

If you have been charged with a crime in Michigan, you need effective representation right away. A conviction of even a minor crime, such as a misdemeanor traffic offense, could have severe consequences.

If convicted, you could face:

  • Mandatory education classes
  • Thousands of dollars in fines
  • Revoked driving privileges
  • Years of jail time
  • Probation

Even if most of these penalties are avoided, a conviction will appear on your criminal record and negatively affect your ability to apply for loans, find housing, and get a job.

Why Choose Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC?

Prior to becoming a defense attorney, Founding Attorney Eric Pernie was an active police officer for more than a decade. During that extended period of time, he developed a comprehensive understanding of criminal defense law as well as the related procedures and paperwork. Eric trained constantly in order to stay up-to-date on the latest in law enforcement advancements, providing him valuable experience that most other attorneys are unable to offer. In addition, Attorney Matthew Fraiberg comes prepared with valuable insight into the criminal justice system from his time as a clerk in the Oakland County 6th Circuit Court, and as a former city prosecutor.

Call Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC for a Free Consultation!

Our team of professionals understands that being charged with a crime can be a confusing and intimidating experience, especially if you are unfamiliar with the justice system. That’s why we work hard to handle all your legal matters so that you can focus on other aspects of your life, such as your health and family. Our criminal defense attorney in Birmingham and Oak Park will assist you with all your paperwork, strongly represent you at any hearings, and ensure your rights are fully protected at all times. You can count on us to be there for you when you need us most.


For your free consultation with one of our experienced Birmingham or Oak Park Attorneys, call Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC today at (248) 450-0232, text at (248) 425-2771, or contact us online.


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