Dedicated Clinton Township Criminal Lawyer

You've been accused of a crime. You think that you might need an attorney, but you're also considering trying to handle this yourself. After all, if you go to court and explain your side of the story, it will have to hear you out, right?

Unfortunately, that is almost never the case, and it's much more complex than that. Going it alone and giving your side of the story often works against you. Make sure to have an attorney on your side.

Get Your Best Defense

At the law firm of Thomas J. Tomko, Attorney at Law, we want to make certain you are treated fairly and ensure your rights are respected. We want you to get through this without going to jail, paying fines or suffering other consequences. To do this, we strive to do much more than simply tell your side of the story. We work to provide you with your best defense.

Yes, you want a criminal attorney by your side, even in seemingly minor cases. A criminal defense attorney can work on finding opportunities to get you through this. You need to know your options. That's what we're here for. Let us give you the information to make the best choices and provide your best defense.

We Know Criminal Defense

In Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Clinton Township, and in the surrounding cities and counties, in Michigan, people turn to us for experienced, strong and reliable criminal defense advice.

We bring more than 30 years of experience to every case we handle. From the moment you ask for help, through the end of your case, we will work to protect your rights and provide your best defense. We will review potential defenses with you, whether they involve Miranda rights, traffic stops, search and seizure, and other issues, to see whether your rights were violated by the police or by prosecutors.

DUI/Drunk Driving

Drinking and driving in Michigan has many consequences. OWI (operating while intoxicated), also referred to as DWI or DUI, is a serious charge that carries serious potential penalties. You could be satisfied with any attorney who will do as little as possible to plead you guilty to this offense. Or, you could get the information you need to understand the process, consider your options and make the best choice for you.

With Thomas J. Tomko, Attorney at Law, you can get experienced advice that allows you to make an informed choice and present your best defense. Whether you choose trial, a charge reduction or plea negotiation, we have the knowledge and courtroom experience to defend you against drunk driving charges.

Marijuana/Drug Charges

Many people have been charged with marijuana possession and other drug crimes. From use, to possession, to possession with intent to deliver, we defend persons charged with all types of drug charges. We draw from a variety of potential defenses, including Miranda rights, search and seizure defenses, investigation errors, and others.

In some cases, you may be eligible for special first offender programs such as 333.7411, Drug Court, HYTA, Deferred Sentence or even Under Advisement. Choosing the right attorney, like Thomas Tomko, who is familiar with these options may be critical to your getting the result you seek.

Domestic Violence

Being charged with domestic violence is embarrassing and hurtful as there is a stigma of "guilt" oftentimes just for being arrested. Our attorney will use his more than two decades of experience to aggressively defend you against domestic assault, battery and other related domestic violence charges. There is a lot at stake here including jail time and even custody of children. Let our law firm take care of your domestic violence defense needs.

Assault And Battery

We are familiar with the law and the potential defenses that are available in serious cases like assault and battery. Among the possible strategies we use are those offered by statute MCL 769.4a, which may help you avoid a public record. We have successfully tried many of these cases, and have negotiated favorable pleas. Depending on your goals, we can provide the experience and insight often needed to get you the result you seek.

Traffic Violations

A traffic violation, even a simple one, can have a major impact on your life. Whether you get points on your record, a financial responsibility fee, a license suspension or increased auto insurance rates can often depend on your being represented by an informed attorney. We have extensive experience with charges such as Speeding, DWLS, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, No Turn on Red, Disobey Traffic Signal, Fail To Stop in Assured Clear Distance, Drag Racing and more. We work with our clients to minimize or eliminate the potential harsh consequences associated with simply paying the ticket.

License Restoration

Whether your license was lost due to drunk driving, too many points, a Breathalyzer refusal or some other reason, we can assist in attempting to get it back. Thomas J. Tomko is familiar with the process and procedures. You can avoid common pitfalls in the process and not face the harsh reality of waiting another year if documentation is deficient. If treated unfairly at a DLAD Review Hearing, you can count on Thomas J. Tomko to guide you through the Circuit Court Appeal Process. Let us get you on the right track to getting your license back.

All Misdemeanors And Felonies

We defend against all types of felonies and misdemeanors, drawing from our in-depth knowledge of both felony procedures and misdemeanor procedures. We know what the police and prosecutor must prove and the penalties you face. We can help you understand the process, explore your options, and help you put forward your best defense.

  • Should you take a polygraph?
  • Is a confession admissible?
  • Can a favorable plea be negotiated?
  • Can you avoid jail?
  • Can you protect your record?
  • What sentence can you expect?

Choosing the right attorney can help you answer these questions. Whether you are charged with a Gun Charge, Felony Firearm, Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC), Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery, Aggravated Assault, Assault With Great Bodily Harm, Drunk Driving, Domestic Violence, Retail Fraud, Possession, Possession With Intent to Deliver, Delivery, Breaking and Entering (B&E), Home Invasion, Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property, or other charges, we can guide you through the defenses and choices that might be available to you.

Know Your Rights

If you're prepared to fight the criminal charges you are facing, negotiate your best outcome, know your rights and begin getting your best defense, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced Clinton Township criminal defense lawyer.