How often do criminal cases go to trial?
Over 90 % of criminal cases are resolved short of trial. If the prosecutor and defense attorney properly analyze the case and understand the risk of trial, they typically can work out a resolution that works for everyone. Most cases are resolved with a plea bargain to a lesser charge. Sometimes the plea bargain will include a sentence bargain. A sentence bargain put a cap on jail time, fines, or restitution. Ultimately the court cannot accept a plea to a crime that was not committed.
What should I ask a criminal defense attorney?
If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, you should call immediately. If the attorney will not speak with you on the phone you should move on to a different attorney. During the initial phone contact you will need to tell the attorney the pending charges, your criminal history, and the county the case is pending. You should tell him the general facts. Anything you tell an attorney is covered by attorney client privilege. He should be able to tell you attorney fees and different results. Make sure you feel confident in the attorney. Make sure you have a written fee agreement.
What should I do if I am arrested?
If you are arrested, you should contact the criminal defense attorneys at Krupp Law Offices immediately. The sooner we are involved the better. As soon as we are retained we will contact the investigating officer and schedule a time to be finger printed. We will schedule your arraignment and further court dates and times. We will review the facts of the case and the applicable law. We will give you different possible results as soon as possible.
What should I do if I am contacted by the police?
If you are contacted by the police, you should tell them that you are respectfully declining to answer their questions. You are not going to talk your way out of criminal charges. They are not “going to go easier on you” if you talk top them. The police are not independent and impartial fact finders. Their goal is to get a conviction. If you speak with them, they will be a witness against you!
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Given the seriousness of a life change event such as a criminal case, hiring an attorney is very affordable. The cost of representation depends on a number of factors such as (1) the seriousness of the offense, (2) prior criminal history, and (3) the county that the case is pending. The more serious the case, the most costly it will be to defense the case. Cost can range from as little as 1,500.00 dollars to 25,000 dollars. We will give you an exact quote when we speak with you and find out the details of the case. We also provide a written fee agreement.
How Experienced is Krupp Law Offices PC?
Krupp Law Offices P.C. provides you with over 85 years of combine criminal defense experience working for you in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are hundreds of Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorneys. We are the only Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorneys that give you the personalized service, expertise, and reasonable fees you deserve.
Christian Krupp is a former prosecutor from the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. While at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Christian Krupp gained valuable trial experience. He prosecuted many major felonies including Criminal Sexual Conduct, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and numerous misdemeanors including drunk driving. After leaving the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Christian Krupp formed Krupp Law Offices PC in 1992 where he has been practicing criminal defense for over 28 years. He has also tried a number of civil and criminal matters before judges and juries.
George Krupp was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was admitted to practice law in 1961 and started practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962 in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office. After years of success in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, George Krupp left for private practice where he has worked for over fifty years. As a former Kent County Assistant Prosecutor in Grand Rapids, George Krupp has used his skills to defend thousands of clients in serious criminal matters and drunk driving cases.