Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorneys
The top-rated Grand Rapids criminal defense attorneys of The Britt Law Group bring a combined 24 years of experience aggressively representing clients in state and federal criminal cases throughout West Michigan. Our firm’s expertise covers a wide range of charges, including DUI defense (Operating While Intoxicated or OWI defense), domestic violence, drug possession, drug use, retail fraud, traffic tickets, sex crimes, military law matters, driver’s license restoration and criminal record expungement.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime, if you are under criminal investigation, or if you are suspected of a crime, it is important to have a criminal defense attorney with the knowledge and expertise to mount an aggressive criminal defense and successfully defend you.
Attorney Stephanie Kae Kerkstra
Attorney Stephanie Kerkstra also brings experience to the firm in the area of Criminal Law, including drunk driving, retail fraud, domestic violence, larceny, embezzlement and criminal sexual conduct. She is a sought-after speaker in secondary schools across the State of Michigan on the topic of the criminal consequences of sexting by minors.
She earned her J.D. Cum Laude at Michigan State University College of Law in 2009 and has practiced law throughout the West Michigan area. Her passion and commitment to her clients and their outcomes, sets her above her colleagues as well as earned her a respected reputation throughout Kent, Ottawa and the surrounding counties and courts.
Our Approach to a Criminal Case
Protecting a client’s interest throughout a criminal proceeding is paramount. We take a collaborative team approach to representing our clients, using the skills and expertise of our attorneys.
Our attorneys will review your case during the initial free client consultation, assess the evidence, develop a case investigation plan, and discuss your objectives and goals. Our attorneys then begin the representation with a thorough investigation of the case with an eye toward identifying key witnesses, building defenses to the charge, and developing motions to suppress key evidence.
Not every case is the same. Some cases demand careful and successful plea negotiation. Other cases require aggressive motion practice and aggressive trial defense. Our attorneys will work with you to identify the strength and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case and tailor their representation to meet your needs and achieve your goals. We pride ourselves on client accessibility and communication, as well as an honest, straight-forward approach to criminal defense representation — so that our clients understand each step in the criminal process and know what to expect at the end of the case and each step along the way.
Facing a criminal charge is stressful. It drains financial resources and strains personal relationships. We understand these challenges and believe that successful and aggressive criminal defense can be affordable and cost-effective. Accordingly, we offer flat-fee billing for most criminal cases. Your attorney will discuss billing options with you during your initial free consultation.
We serve and regularly appear as criminal defense attorneys in the following areas and courts: 61st District Court, 63rd District Court, Allegan County, Barry County, Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, Ionia County, Kalamazoo County, Kent County, Kentwood, Mason County, Mecosta County, Montcalm County, Muskegon County, Newaygo County, Oceana County, Ottawa County, Walker, and Wyoming.