Criminal Defense (State & Federal)

As a former prosecutor and now as a private litigator and criminal defense attorney, Rick has successfully defended criminal matters in both state court and federal court. Rick has won acquittals for first degree murder, first degree criminal sexual conduct, first degree assault and first degree controlled substances (drug charges), along with numerous other felony and misdemeanor cases.

Thousands of Criminal Cases
Rick has handled over a thousand criminal matters as a prosecutor and private litigator during his almost 30 years of practice. Rick has successfully defended the most serious felony charges, including first degree murder, first degree criminal sexual conduct, first degree assault and first degree controlled substances (drug charges), along with numerous other types of felony and misdemeanor offenses. Rick practices criminal law in both state and federal court.

Each Case & Client – Unique and Special
In addition to attention to detail and vigorous legal analysis, much of Rick’s success as a criminal defense attorney is his ability to identify the unique individual and personal characteristics of each client and in each case to obtain the best possible result – whether it is dismissal of the charges, a not guilty verdict or a favorable plea agreement that provides the defendant a second chance.

Rick analyzes each case and tailors legal defenses and legal strategy specifically to each case and specifically to each client. Rick treats each client with professional courtesy and respect, without judging any client, regardless of the charges or the case. Rick honors and protects the constitutional right to the presumption of innocence and the right to be represented by an attorney in all criminal cases.