Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorneys

Representation in Michigan State and Federal Courts

The Grand Rapids criminal defense attorneys of Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon provide experienced and professional Michigan criminal defense counsel to clients facing criminal investigations and charges. If you are facing a criminal investigation or are charged with a criminal offense, you need to turn immediately to legal counsel who you can trust and who know the law. Being charged with a criminal offense is not only very stressful, but a criminal charge can create negative ramifications for other areas of your life including, for instance, your employment, ability to maintain various licenses or certificates issued by the State, your immigration status or your eligibility to obtain federal student loans. We represent clients to help them navigate the criminal process.

How Our Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys Help You

We do not judge our clients. If you are charged with a crime, you are presumed innocent and you possess various rights under the law and the Constitution. We work with our clients so that they understand the criminal process and their rights under law. We develop strategies to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected. We devote the time necessary to your case to make sure that all defenses are considered and all reasonable evidentiary leads pursued. Where appropriate, we retain experts to work on our team in various fields including DNA analysis, cell phone review, polygraph examination, and private investigator services.

Defense of Misdemeanor Charges

The attorneys at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon have represented clients facing criminal misdemeanor charges in courts throughout Michigan. We take all criminal charges seriously as they carry penalties that can impact your freedom. A misdemeanor charge is generally regarded as a criminal charge that has a maximum penalty of less than two years’ incarceration. Examples of common misdemeanor cases include assault and battery, drunk driving or operating while impaired, misdemeanor drug possession cases, and misdemeanor theft and larceny.

Defense of Felony Charges

We also have represented clients throughout Michigan who have faced felony criminal charges. Felony charges have more serious criminal penalties including potential imprisonment in a state prison. Examples of common felony charges include criminal sexual conduct, felony larceny, felonious assault, embezzlement, and felony child abuse. Felony convictions not only may become a part of an individual’s criminal record, but a felony conviction may have an impact upon a person’s employment career, ability to possess a firearm, and ability to maintain a professional license or state employment certificate.

Comprehensive Representation: Criminal Investigations, Dismissal of Charges, Plea Bargains and Trials

In any criminal case, we look for opportunities to obtain a dismissal of a criminal charge before the case heads to trial. It is important that we get involved in a criminal case early. In some instances, we have represented clients facing a criminal investigation where the investigation was closed and no criminal charges were issued. In cases where criminal charges have been issued, we have represented clients where the case has been dismissed either via a motion filed with the court or by plea agreement. If a dismissal or satisfactory plea agreement cannot be reached, we will be 100% prepared to go to trial on criminal cases and to advocate effectively and aggressively on behalf of our clients.

All cases are different and dependent upon their particular circumstances. Although results that we have achieved in prior cases are not a guarantor of what may occur in your case, we can commit that as a client you will be working with dedicated and experienced legal counsel. If we take your case, we will work diligently to achieve a positive outcome, explain the criminal process, listen to your concerns and advocate on your behalf.

Success in Michigan Criminal Defense Cases

When we have gone to trial to represent clients, we have had success in courts throughout Michigan. For purposes of example only:

  • People v. Benny Steele, Case No. 16-K-21984-FH, Montcalm County Criminal Jury Trial
    Not Guilty Verdict all counts.

  • People v. Millard Whitfield, Case No. 2014-SM-0001122, Kent County Criminal Jury Trial
    Not Guilty Verdict all counts.

  • People v. Charles VanBennekom, Case No. 04-03705-FH, Kent County Criminal Jury Trial
    Not Guilty Verdict all counts.

  • People v. Douglas Baird, Case No. 14-42337-SM, Newaygo County Criminal Jury Trial
    Not Guilty Verdict all counts.

  • People v. Paul Paulik, Case No. 09-9108-FH, Wexford County Criminal Jury Trial
    Not Guilty Verdict all counts.

  • People v. Fredrick Bies, Case No. 04-SM-202-BI, Montcalm County Criminal Jury Trial
    Not Guilty Verdict all counts.

  • People v. Robert Kosztowny, Case No. 07-3211-SM, Newaygo County Criminal Jury Trial
    Not Guilty Verdict all counts.

  • People v. Stephen Merring, Case No. 14-0464-SM, Barry County Criminal Jury Trial
    Not Guilty Verdict all counts.

  • People v. Stephanie Bernhardt, Case No. 17-186711-ST Muskegon County Criminal count Moving Violation Causing Serious Impairment of Body Function in violation of MCL 257.601(d)(2) dismissedprior to trial.

  • People v. Robert Egelkraut, Case No. C17-0348 Calhoun County assault and battery criminal count dismissed prior to trial.

  • People v. Johnathon Marion, Case No. 13-49288-AR Muskegon County assault and battery criminal count dismissed prior to trial.

  • People v. B.D. Williams, Case No. 08-35328-FY Mecosta County All criminal counts including criminal sexual conduct count dismissed prior to trial.

If you are contacted by law enforcement in a criminal investigation, it is important that you secure professional and experienced criminal defense counsel immediately. Call Grand Rapid criminal defense attorney Fil Iorio at Kalniz, Iorio & Reardon if you have questions about your criminal case.

Legal counsel with experience, determination and confidence serving people like you in Michigan and Ohio