Rochester Hills Criminal Defense Lawyers
If You’ve Been Arrested in Oakland County, We Are Here for You
At Fraiberg & Pernie, we have over 35 years of experience working in the criminal justice system. Attorney Matthew A. Fraiberg was once a prosecutor for the state, and Defense Lawyer Eric L. Pernie spent over 10 years as a police officer.
We were once the accusers, now we represent the accused. We’ve seen how the system treats people who have been arrested. Through personal experience, we’ve witnessed how evidence can be mishandled and charges can be altered to fit the state’s narrative.
Fraiberg & Pernie believes that everyone has a right to a fair trial. If you’ve been charged with a crime, your story is not over. You don’t have to accept the charge(s) against you, regardless of what law enforcement tells you. For an experienced legal team that can see through police tactics and fight back, call now.
Reach out today, and we can start preparing your defense.
We handle a wide variety of cases. Our experience on both sides of the criminal justice system has prepared us to defend Rochester Hills residents against charges of every nature.
We can help to remove certain criminal charges from your record. Many judges and DAs don’t fully understand expungement law, and we know how to work around their assumptions. They may deny you if they believe you haven’t been fully rehabilitated, which is not actually a requirement. We also know which charges are eligible, and we can go to court for you, keeping you out of the process.
Just because you had drugs on or near you doesn’t necessarily mean they were yours. The police will tell you that you’re busted, but they could be wrong. We can help build a defense, no matter the circumstances. Maybe the drugs weren’t yours, or maybe you were forced to carry them by someone else. We know the cops’ tricks, and we can poke holes in their case.
Domestic Violence Charges
In Michigan, officers are free to execute a “warrantless arrest” for domestic violence. They can decide they have probable cause and arrest someone, even if no one is making a direct accusation. While this law is designed to protect victims who are too scared to speak up, it can also mean that officers falsely accuse innocent individuals. We can help fight these unwarranted charges in court.
A DUI accusation isn’t an automatic guilty verdict. We can investigate your situation and the methods used by police. If the stop was illegal or improper, we can find those flaws and fight your charges. Perhaps your field sobriety test was poorly conducted. No charge should lead to an immediate sentence, even a DUI.
We can defend against all kinds of DUI and traffic charges:
- Operating while impaired (OWI)
- Unlawful blood alcohol level (UBAL)
- Driving while license denied (DWLD)
- Driving while license revoked (DWLR)
- Driving while license suspended (DWLS)
- Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI)
- 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)
Call (248) 440-7936 today for an experienced, authentic defense team. We are here to help you.