Misdemeanor or Felony Offense

Detroit Misdemeanor or Felony Offense Lawyer Kevin Bessant

misdemeanor felonyWe understand the fear and anxiety that may occur if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense in Michigan. Detroit Misdemeanor or Felony Offense Lawyer Kevin Bessant has successfully defended various charges throughout courtrooms across the State of Michigan. If you have been charged in Michigan, you need the aggressive and skilled representation of Kevin Bessant to represent you! Misdemeanor or Felony criminal charges can include:


The worst thing you can do if you are facing Misdemeanor or Felony charges is to do nothing at all. A conviction of any kind can severely damage your reputation, employment opportunities, educational goals, finances, and can even risk your personal freedom by sending you to jail or prison. The Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates can help you to restore your peace of mind and protect your future by helping you avoid a criminal conviction of your charges. If you have been charged with a Misdemeanor or Felony charge in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Livingston County, or Washtenaw County, please call our office immediatley so we can help you today!


Misdemeanor Process

When a person is arrested and facing allegations of a criminal offense in Michigan, he or she will be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony charge. A crime is classified depending on the severity of the offense and potential penalties that may be implemented upon a conviction. If you have been charged, call Kevin Bessant TODAY to discuss your case for free! Click Here To Call US NOW! 313-658-8159. Attorney’s at the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates are here to help you defend and win your criminal case!


A misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony. It is a crime punishable by up to one year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Misdemeanors often have the opportunity to have alternative sentencing such as treatment programs or diversion programs that Kevin Bessant can pursue on your behalf.  In other cases, with the right actions taken, the entire misdemeanor charge could even be dismissed before trial.


Pre-Trial Conference

The Pre-Trial Conference is a highly critical stage of your offense, and a stage in which having a retained attorney handle your case is critical! At the pre-trial conference, lawyer Kevin Bessant will have the opportunity to review the police reports, witness statements, and any additional evidence against you to begin to prepare and defend your case.


If retained early enough in the process, the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates Attorney can obtain certain evidence well before your pre-trial date which is extremely helpful in the preparation and defense of your case. Often times, after reviewing the evidence, attorney Kevin Bessant is able to dismiss or reduce your charges upon speaking with the local prosecutor concerning their lack of evidence.


At Pre-trial, the prosecutor will most likely present the defendant with a plea bargain. If you decide to enter into a plea agreement at the pre-trial conference, Detroit Misdemeanor or Felony Offense Lawyer Kevin Bessant will always fight and negotiate for the best possible plea deal for you based upon the facts and circumstances of your case, assuming a determination has been made by you not to pursue a trial in your case.


Felony Process

Criminal Felony Arraignment

A felony is a crime that may be punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility (state or federal prison) as well as fines. Depending on the offense, imprisonment may range from one year all the way to life in prison or possibly the death penalty in some extreme cases.


Armed robbery, felonious assault, drug trafficking, manslaughter  and murder are examples of felony offenses. Felony charges are to be taken serious and you need the dedicated attention and focus to your case that lawyer Kevin Bessant will provide.


Felony Arraignment

At your arraignment the judge will inform you of the charges you are facing and set a preliminary examination within 14 days following your arraignment. Because felony charges are more serious and severe criminal charges than a misdemeanor offense, the judge will often times set higher bail/bond amounts, which mean you could be in jail throughout your case. The Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates has extensive experience in securing you a reasonable bond with the court to avoid you having a long jail stay.


This is why it is extremely important for the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates to be by your side at your felony arraignment and bail hearing to ensure that the facts of your case are presented factually and that your bail amount allows you to stay out of jail, including a personal recognizance bond.


Preliminary Examination

The purpose is of a Preliminary Examination, also known as a “Pre-Lim”, is for the Judge to take testimony from the alleged victim(s), police, and additional witnesses involved in your felony charges to determine if there is probable cause to believe that a crime was committed and that you indeed committed the crimes charged by the prosecution. Kevin Bessant utilizes the preliminary examination as the first opportunity to weaken the prosecutions case and punch holes in their evidence!


A preliminary-examination is critical to the continued defense of your case as often times attorney’s at the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates is able to obtain a dismissal of your charges at the preliminary examination if the evidence shows that the prosecutions case is weak and that the felony criminal charges have no legal basis.


Circuit Court

If the judge determines that there is enough probable cause to bind the case over to trial, your case will then be transferred to circuit court where you will be officially arraigned on the felony charges and given an opportunity to plead guilty or set a trial date on the charges.


Because a felony charge is a serious offense, and can cause severe damage to your reputation, criminal record, and can even lead to a jail or prison sentence, you want to be sure to discuss all of your available legal options at trial before you enter into a plea of guilty to a felony offense.


If you have been arrested or charged with criminal misdemeanor or felony charges in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, or Monroe County, Detroit Misdemeanor or Felony Offense Lawyer Kevin Bessant will challenge the police and prosecution and FIGHT for the DISMISSAL of your charges! Call the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates Attorney Today for a free case evaluation and consultation to discuss your case. Click Here To Call US NOW! 313-658-8159.