Southgate's Leading Defense Lawyer

Defense Lawyer Southgate MI - Marcel Benavides - case-results-courtroomExperienced criminal defense attorney Marcel Benavides represents clients in the Southgate area charged with assault, drug crimes, theft, violent crimes and more. With over 15 years of experience handling complex criminal cases and successful court record, Marcel Benavides is not afraid to fight for justice. You can be sure that your case is being handled by an experienced representative when you hire The Marcel Benavides Law Office.

If you've been charged with a crime at the federal or state level, it's important that you become familiar with your rights. We'll take the time to inform you of your rights, explain your options, navigate you through the legal process, and tailor an effective defense that fits the unique needs of your case. To learn more about your specific case and how Attorney Benavides can help you, do not hesitate to contact our firm right away!

By choosing The Marcel Benavides Law Firm, you can benefit from:

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  • 15+ years of trial advocacy experience
  • Free initial consultations that last up to 60 minutes
  • Insider's perspective into law enforcement proceedings
  • Working with an attorney who is highly recommended by clients
  • Experience backed by thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases
  • A proven record of success in and out of court

Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation in Southgate, MI

At The Marcel Benavides Law Office, we recognize how stressful it can be to face the criminal justice system. Depending on your situation, being convicted of a criminal offense could lead to a number of serious penalties like jail time, fines, license suspension and more. In order to increase your chances of receiving such penalties, you need a veteran defender on your side. Attorney Marcel Benavides will craft an individualized defense and provide personalized legal support tailored to your case.

Assault Cases

Defense Lawyer Southgate MI - Marcel Benavides - case3If you have been accused of assault, you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer who knows what it takes to get you results - but you must act fast to avoid harsh penalties. Regardless of the severity of the charges you are facing, it is essential that you seek our legal assistance as soon as possible. We offer legal experience that comes from having tried thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases, and in that time, we have always put our clients' needs first.

Our goal is to keep you out of jail and keep your record clean. In many cases, your defense attorney can work to obtain a deferred sentence for you, which would let you avoid jail time if you completed a court-ordered program. Successful completion would result in your case being dismissed. In other cases, you may fight your charges altogether, working to get them dropped or dismissed prior to trial. No matter what, we'll provide the dedicated representation and relentless defense you need during this time.


Drug Crimes

Are you facing criminal charges involving narcotics or other controlled substances? Michigan has laws that prohibit individuals from possessing, delivering and manufacturing certain drugs unless they have some legitimate authority to do so. The State of Michigan prosecutes narcotics crimes aggressively, and our firm is willing to do whatever it takes to see that your rights and freedom are protected.

Defense Lawyer Southgate MI - Marcel Benavides - drug_possessionTypes of narcotic drug crimes can include:

  • Possession
  • Delivery
  • Manufacturing
  • Trafficking
  • Possession with intent to deliver / manufacture

If you've been accused of a drug crime, your future could be in jeopardy - don't take any chances. With the dedicated assistance of our firm, you may see your charges reduced or even dropped. Contact us as soon as possible after your arrest to begin your defense with a free case consultation.


Sex Crimes and Criminal Sexual Conduct

Defense Lawyer Southgate MI - Marcel Benavides - gavel2Are you currently facing serious criminal allegations involving a sex crime or sexual conduct? If so, you will need to retain effective legal counsel immediately. Without professional help, you could be facing very real, very serious repercussions for years to come. Sex crimes carry steep penalties in Michigan, such as:

  • Heavy fines
  • Prison sentence and jail time
  • Electronic monitoring
  • Sex offender registration

We are prepared to do everything possible to fight the charges against you, helping you to avoid a conviction and permanent shadow on your reputation. As a former prosecutor specializing in sex abuse cases, Marcel Benavides has specialized knowledge needed to build you a solid defense and protect you from a lifetime of repercussions.


Violent Crimes

Being convicted of a violent crime can result in years behind bars, a felony mark on your record, extensive fines and other severe penalties. Even after you have served your sentence, you could face difficulties with finding employment, housing or repairing relationships. You cannot afford to go through this time without trusted legal representation, so it is important to get in touch with The Marcel Benavides Law Office as soon as possible.

We can protect you if you have been charged with any of the following:

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  • Homicide
  • Aggravated assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Battery
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Armed robbery

At the Marcel Benavides Law Office, we also provide representation for:

Marcel Benavides understands the importance of delivering personal attention and open communication, and he personally handles every case. If a lawyer takes a one-size-fits-all approach to fighting your charges, then you stand little chance of adequately reducing your charges, much less getting them dismissed. At The Marcel Benavides Law Office, it is through these tailored strategies that we can get you the help you need.

Client Reviews:

The outcome of the case was better than I had hoped for at ...

Jul 28, 2014 - Michael, a Criminal Defense client

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Marcel took my case which was complicated as it involved mental health issues, suicide attempt, a loaded firearm, police, and trespassing. Marcel expressed genuine concern for my well being as well as the status of my case. Marcel handled my case carefully, avoiding media attention which allowed me to maintain my dignity and respect. The outcome of the case was better than I had hoped for at the beginning of this process. I would highly recommend Marcel Benavides to anyone who needs legal defense because Marcel practices with compassion as well as a high degree of skill, intellect, and creativity.

Great lawyer!!

Jul 28, 2014 - Anonymous

Client's Rating: Defense Lawyer Southgate MI - Marcel Benavides - stars

Marcel was great and very attentive at all times during the trial and the months before - I was facing a Felony and he was able to prove my innocence - I would hire him again if the need ever arose.

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Have you been charged with a crime in the state of Michigan? Do you have questions about your future? If so, you need to contact The Marcel Benavides Law Office and speak with a trusted representative from our team. Fill out our online form or call us at (248) 549-8555 today for your free case evaluation.