Oakland County Criminal Defense Lawyers
Defending Our County with 35 Years of Experience
Our team has seen the justice system from both sides, and we know how accusations can be altered when the state wants a conviction. A former prosecutor, Attorney Matthew A. Fraiberg personally handled cases and witnessed unfair treatment of the accused. Lawyer Eric L. Pernie worked the streets as a cop for over a decade. He, too, saw how the police can decide an arrest beforehand, twisting and trumping up charges.
The system is meant to assume your innocence, and Fraiberg & Pernie now fights for that ideal. You deserve representation in court, and we work hard to represent your side of the story. From Highland to Addison, we are prepared to defend Oakland County residents against criminal charges of every nature.
The legal term for “theft” is “larceny.” Larceny charges are a serious matter in Michigan. Theft of small property, valued at $200 or less, can be charged as a misdemeanor. Major theft crimes, those of property valued at $1,000 or more, are charged as felonies.
Any act can be misconstrued, including an alleged theft. You could find an item on the ground, believing it was lost, and end up charged with a crime. Let Fraiberg & Pernie tell your version of the events in court.
Michigan’s charges and sentencing for larceny come in many forms, with multiple exceptions and variations. Trust us to help you navigate the complexity of a theft crime accusation.
Call (248) 440-7936 today for representation in Oakland County.
Multiple DUI Charges
If you’ve already been arrested for a DUI, you know how the system handles your charge. It assumes your guilt and treats you accordingly. As you are arrested for multiple offenses, the penalties rapidly become more severe. A third offense could lead to a full 5 years in prison and a fine of $5,000.
At Fraiberg & Pernie, we know the methods used by law enforcement in a DUI charge. It’s easy for them to conduct a search illegally. They may do a bad job with a field sobriety test and blame it on you, or they can use your anxiety against you to trick you into a confession. We can investigate your arresting officer’s process and bring the focus on them, not you.
Drug Possession Charges
Fraiberg & Pernie knows that just because drugs were close to you doesn’t necessarily mean that they were yours. Law enforcement don’t have an open-and-shut case, even if the contraband was found in your pocket. Maybe you borrowed those clothes from a friend, and you were a victim of “unwitting possession.” Perhaps you were forced to carry the drugs by a criminal. Were you and your friends out on the town, and the drugs were found in your back seat? How does the arresting officer know that they belong, specifically, to you? There is no angle we cannot investigate, and we can fight your possession charge whatever the circumstances.
Fraiberg & Pernie handles many criminal defense cases. Call us today if you need help with:
- Record expungement
- Post-conviction appeals
- Traffic and driving offenses
- Minor (under 21) in possession of alcohol
- Violence charges, including domestic violence
If you’ve been charged with a crime, contact us onlinetoday.