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Sterling Heights Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defense Against Criminal Accusations

Lawyer Matthew A. Fraiberg has devotedly worked in criminal justice since 1997. A former prosecutor, Fraiberg knows how easily charges can be applied to arrests. He has personally witnessed people treated as guilty before having their day in court. Similarly, Attorney Eric L. Pernie worked as a police officer for over a decade. He has seen the arraignment process from the ground up, and he knows how easily arresting officers can massage the facts to “get their man.”

At Fraiberg & Pernie, we now use those skills to work for the accused, rather than against them. We believe in the credo of “innocent until proven guilty,” and we fight hard to bring justice to Sterling Heights residents.

Contact Fraiberg & Pernie online, and we can discuss your defense today.

DUI Charges

The police want you to believe that you’ve been caught red-handed and there’s nothing you can do. This is especially true with a DUI charge. The fact is, everyone who has been accused has the right to be defended. Fraiberg & Pernie can investigate the arrest and look deeply into the police methods used. If you were stopped illegally or forced into a confession, we can find out and use it to build a strong defense in court.

There are many different classifications for driving under the influence. We can handle them all, including:

  • 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)

We can also represent you for related traffic offenses, such as:

  • Driving while license denied (DWLD)
  • Driving while license revoked (DWLR)
  • Driving while license suspended (DWLS)
  • Operating while visibly impaired (OWVI)

Violent Crimes

The penalties for a violent crime can last long after someone is released from incarceration. The convicted can lose their rights to carry firearms or even vote. Future employment can be affected, and so can housing. In a domestic violence charge, Michigan police can arrest at their own discretion. Even if the alleged victim says you’re innocent, you could be in handcuffs if the police believe you are guilty.

Fraiberg & Pernie is a firm with a personal touch. You can speak to our attorneys directly and tell them your side of the story. By building a defense against your violence charges, we can help protect your civil liberties, freedom, and reputation.


Simply put, a fraud allegation claims that you purposely lied for personal benefit. Fraud can include false checks, forgeries, or using someone else’s bank account. Fraud crimes tend to involve financial matters, which become rather complicated.

Fraiberg & Pernie can sift through the legal documents, finding your defense in the very language of the law. Perhaps your case isn’t as complicated as that. If you had permission to use someone else’s credit card or checks, we can help you present your case in court.

We have a wide range of skills, and we can help with many of your legal needs:

  • Record expungement
  • Drug possession
  • Larceny charges

If you need criminal defense in Sterling Heights, call us today at (248) 440-7936.

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  • ABA
  • Lead Counsel
  • DUI Defense
  • Oakland County Bar
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  • BBB Torch Award for Ethics
  • Top Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2021
  • AV Preeminent
  • Leading Lawyers 2021
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers 2021 Litigator of the Year

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