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Criminal Law Lawyers in St. Clair County and all of Southeastern Michigan

We Will Find a Way to Help You

Have you been accused of a crime? Actions that are dangerous to others are designated to be a crime by local, state and federal authorities. When you or a loved one are involved in a criminal case, you need an aggressive, strong defense team to support you and your rights. Look no further than Bales Lepley and Rubin. Your bet defense starts with us.

Our Areas of Expertise

DUI and Driver's License Restoration

Driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI), is a crime everywhere in the United States due to the safety risks to you and others. Common cases that involve DUI charges include checkpoints, reasonable suspicion, implied consent, sobriety tests, traffic stops and traffic violations. If you are charged with a DUI penalty, turn to our team for professional advice.
If you are like most Americans, you depend on your vehicle to complete essential tasks, such as commuting to work and grocery shopping. Michigan has several requirements for reinstating your driver’s license after a DUI conviction. These steps include providing supporting documents, meeting various conditions, paying fines and potentially serving a jail sentence.
Navigating these requirements to reinstate your license is important, but the process can be complex. That’s why we are here to help you every step of the way. Trust us to put your interests first and make the legal system work for you.

Drug and Marijuana Charges

Possession and use of regulated substances involves many common issues, including drug manufacturing, cultivation, trafficking, intent to sell, illegal possession and medical marijuana use. If you are accused of an illegal practice related to drugs or marijuana, our team of legal experts is ready to defend you in court. 

Arson, Theft and Property Charges

There are many types of charges that are designated as property crimes. These include larceny, or taking valuables without the consent of the owner, and burglary, or the unauthorized entry into a closed structure to steal something. Other common issues are theft, robbery, shoplifting, arson and vandalism. If you are facing criminal charges that are related to property crimes, put our team of experts to work for you today. We will defend you in and out of court.

Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury crimes involve bodily harm, or the threat of harm, that is committed against a person. This wide spectrum of crimes includes assault and battery, harassment, domestic violence, hate crimes, kidnapping and stalking. Aggravated assault and battery typically involves the use of a weapon and usually merits a more serious penalty. If you are the victim of one of these crimes, or if you are accused of one of these actions, schedule your consultation with us. We will get you the advice you need.

Traffic and Driver’s License Cases

One of the most common types of crime is related to traffic infractions and illegal behavior while driving. These actions involve everything from missing a traffic stop to driving over the speed limit. Other issues may involve searches of your car, traffic tickets and reckless driving. Penalties may include fees, suspension of your driver’s license and even jail time.
If your driver’s license has been suspended, you likely need to get it reinstated as quickly as possible. Driving your vehicle is an important aspect of modern life. If you are accused of a traffic violation or if you have lost your license, put our team of legal experts to work for you today. We have years of experience navigating Michigan’s traffic laws and will help you every step of the way. With us on your side, we will make the process as hassle-free as possible.

Fraud and White-Collar Crimes

There are many issues that fall within the category of fraud and other white-collar crimes. These include bribery, tax evasion, insurance fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, money laundering, securities fraud, racketeering, organized crime, deceit for financial gains and more. If you are involved in a case that deals with a white-collar crime, you deserve justice. Trust us to fight for you.

Sex Crimes

Prostitution, rape, indecent exposure, assault, solicitation, sex with a minor and other illegal behaviors related to sexual intercourse are considered to be sex crimes. Are you the victim of a sex crime or are you accused of an offence that falls within the category of sex crimes? Call us today for help. Our team has years of experience fighting for our clients’ rights. 

Violent Crimes

Assault, battery, domestic violence, kidnapping and other charges fall into the category of violent crimes. We recognize that the issues surrounding such cases are almost always emotional and difficult for you. That’s why our understanding and considerate lawyers specialize in listening to your story and putting your interests first. You have a right to professional legal defense. We are ready to work for you.

Juvenile Petitions and Expungements

Everyone makes mistakes during youth. Are you or a loved one accused of a crime while being a minor? We are ready to help people like you expunge, or remove, past criminal acts from your record. The process may be complex and difficult, but Bales Lepley and Rubin is ready to help you every step of the way. We will provide helpful advice and assistance for your case.


We also specialize in many other categories of criminal law and defense, including alcohol charges, firearms charges, probation violations and more.

Fighting for Our Clients

From your free initial consultation, we will ensure you meet with an attorney whose practice areas cover your needs. At  Bales, Lepley & Rubin, we will fully support you throughout your legal process.