Bloomfield Hills Criminal Defense Attorneys
Ready to Represent You
At Fraiberg & Pernie, our attorneys have experience with both sides of criminal justice. A former prosecutor and a former police officer, Matthew A. Fraiberg and Eric L. Pernie know how tricky the law can be. They have witnessed first-hand how the system can trump up charges and twist fact to get the convictions it wants.
Standing strongly by the belief that you are innocent until proven guilty, Fraiberg & Pernie is committed to representing the accused. We know the tricks that the state can use against you, and we can find inconsistencies in their allegations that we will use to build a strong case in your defense.
Minor in Possession
Despite the fact that you may be a legal adult, if you are under 21, the state will label you as a minor when it comes to alcohol. It is illegal to buy or even attempt to buy alcohol when you are 20 or younger. Fake IDs count as a form of fraud, and so does lying in order to get alcohol.
If you are 20, it is illegal to even be in possession of alcohol. When your friend, who is of legal drinking age, asks you to hold his beer for a moment, you could be arrested. A minor in possession charge is shaky at best, and we can help argue your case in court.
Other alcohol related services:
- Operating while impaired (OWI)
- Unlawful blood alcohol level (UBAL)
- Operating with the presence of drugs (OWPD)
- Operating under the influence of drugs (OUID)
- Operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL)
- Operating under the influence of narcotics (OUIN)
A reckless driving charge connotates intent. Reckless drivers are intentionally endangering others, or, at best, they are driving with complete disregard for others. Rapid lane changes, street racing, and excessive speeding counts as reckless driving.
The problem with a reckless driving charge is that the law enforcement can’t read your intent. They can charge you without knowing the full situation. Perhaps your brakes gave out and you kept picking up speed on a steep hill. Maybe they assumed you were racing simply because they saw a car next to you going the same speed.
At Fraiberg & Pernie, we can investigate the time and place of reckless driving allegations. We can interview eyewitnesses to the event. If there was an emergency situation that forced you to make a quick lane change, we can find that evidence. If a car malfunction caused your driving to appear reckless, we’ll find and argue that. Bottom line: We are on your side and want to help you fight your charges.
Other traffic services:
- Driving while license denied (DWLD)
- Driving while license revoked (DWLR)
- Driving while license suspended (DWLS)
- Operating while visibly impaired (OWVI)
Don’t accept your charges without a fight. Contact us online today.
We are often taught that once we’ve been arrested, that’s the end. The police have caught us red handed, and we must simply roll over and face what comes next. This lesson is drilled into us even harder when it comes to a conviction. We are often told, “you’ve done the crime, now do the time.”
This is simply not the case. Just as you can fight criminal charges, you can also fight your conviction. At Fraiberg & Pernie, we know how to appeal your sentence. We can argue that, given the circumstances, you were penalized too harshly and deserve a lighter punishment. It may even be possible to appeal and retry your case from the beginning. New, relevant evidence could come to light, giving us the opportunity to file a motion. There are many ways to challenge your current situation, so you don’t have to blindly accept your present circumstance.
Other post-conviction services:
- Record expungement
- Withdrawing your original plea
- Ginter Hearings if your original counsel was inadequate
At Fraiberg & Pernie, we have the skills to defend you in a number of criminal matters. Let us help you fight for your freedom.
- Domestic violence
- Other violence charges
Call Fraiberg & Pernie today at (248) 440-7936. We want to hear your side of the story.