Have you been indicted or charged with a crime? Do you know whether it was a misdemeanor or felony? If you need assistance, Frances Murphy is here for you. Some of the common criminal charges the prosecutor may file against you include criminal sexual conduct (CSC), assault, battery, retail fraud, theft, burglary, operating while under the influence (OWI), driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and others. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to know your rights.

Have you been sued or are you looking to file a lawsuit?  If so, you are likely involved, or seeking to be involved, in what is called a “civil suit.”  You may have been sued or want to sue if you or someone on your property sustained a slip-and-fall injury, trip-and-fall injury, or some other injury while on your premises or another person’s premises.  The legal terms for your “status” when on someone else’s property are invitee, licensee, and guest. Or, you may have been involved in a car accident.  Did someone file a lawsuit against you?  Are you thinking of filing a lawsuit against someone else?  If so, this would be another kind of civil lawsuit.