Kregelka Law Firm, PLLC 
Attorneys, Counselors and Strategic Planners 
Serving mid-Michigan since 2002

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Criminal Defense


If you've been arrested or believe you will be arrested, contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Kregelka Law Firm, PLLC, the sooner the better.  It could be the best call you'll ever make!   Serving Lansing, Jackson, and all of mid-Michigan:

CALL 517-256-9537 or 517-917-0345 

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Attorney experience includes former police officer, former prosecutor, licensed private investigator, and practicing attorney for twelve years.  

At the Kregelka Law Firm the way we conduct our practice is simple.   If we take your case, we provide you with a high level of experienced, professional legal representation, and we give you our all-out best effort from beginning to end.  You and your case matter to us!

Warning:  If you are under investigation and believe you may be charged with a crime, contact us immediately!  We can guide you through the land mines in the investigative process, and can often prevent charges from being brought at all. 

Here are examples of cases we have successfully handled:

Sex Crimes:
>Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st & 3rd Degrees - Jury Trial, Not Guilty
>Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree - No charges after our investigation.
Drug Cases:
>Delivery of 28 lbs. of Marijuana - Dismissed
>Possession of Cocaine - Case deferred then dismissed
>Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud - Case deferred then dismissed.

Crimes Against Persons:
>Felonious Assault with an Auto - Jury Trial - Pled to civil infraction
>Felonious Assault with a Pipe - Dismissed at preliminary examination
>Felony 3rd Offense Domestic Assault  - Dismissed at preliminary exam
>Misdemeanor Domestic Assault & Battery - Dismissed at pre-trial conference
>Assault and Battery - Dismissed at pre-trial conference
>Assault and Battery - Record Expunged
>Resisting and Obstructing a police officer - Dismissed at preliminary exam

Traffic Offenses:
>Driving Under the Influence, 1st Offense - Reduced to Reckless Driving
>Reckless Driving - Reduced to Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way
>Log Book Violation, Motor Carrier - Dismissed at pre-trial conference

Contact the Kregelka Law Firm if you face these criminal charges in Michigan:

Aggravated Battery
Aggravated Assault
Armed Violence Assault
Carrying Concealed Weapon
Child Abuse
Child Molestation
Child Neglect
Child Pornography
Cocaine / Possession /Delivery
Computer Hacking
Crack / Possession /Delivery
Credit Card Fraud
Criminal Mischief
Malicious Destruction Property
Criminal Sexual Conduct
Cruelty to Animals
Deceptive Practices
Disorderly Conduct
Domestic Violence
Driver’s License Restoration
Drug Charges /Possession / Delivery /Manufacturing /
Drunk Driving

Exhibition of Obscene Materials
Failure to Appear
Firearms Charges
Grand Theft
Grand Theft Auto
Gun Dealer Violations
Hash / Hashish /Delivery / Possession
Hit and Run
Identity Theft
Indecent Exposure
Inciting a Riot
Insurance Fraud
Internet Fraud / Theft
Intimidation of Witnesses or Jury
Juvenile Cases
Loan sharking
Malicious Mischief
Marijuana / Delivery /
Manufacture / Possession
Meth / Lab /Manufacture /
Delivery / Possession
Minor in Possession
Mob Action

Money Laundering
Official Misconduct
Obstruction of Justice

Parole Violations

Obtaining Money False Pretenses
Paraphernalia /Possession / Delivery /Sale
Probation Violations
Public Indecency
Public Nudity

Reckless Conduct
Resisting Arrest

Resisting and Obstructing
Retail Theft
Sexual Assault / Abuse
Terroristic Threats

Unregistered Firearm
Vehicular Manslaughter
Violation of PPO

Weapons Charges
Wire Fraud

To contact attorney Garry Kregelka at the Kregelka Law Firm
CALL 517-256-9537 (Lansing) or 517-917-0345 (Jackson) or EMAIL

Do this sooner rather than later
Do this before you do anything on your own.
  And above all, Do this before you talk to the police. 
The two most important things to remember if you are charged with a crime are:

#1 Remain Silent
and #2 Ask to Speak With an Attorney. These are your rights and you should ask to exercise them, whether you are guilty or innocent.


Being arrested is a shocking, humiliating, and painful experience. Suffering through the indignity of the entire ordeal, from being placed in handcuffs that are usually too tight, to the photograph that you can’t quite believe is being taken of you, and finally, to the sound of the jail cell door slamming behind you, is emotionally trying to say the least.

Your first impulse may be to do whatever is necessary to put this terrible experience behind you and pretend that it never happened. You might even feel compelled to tell the police what you think might enable you to be free from custody. This desire, this driving need to get out of there, no matter what you have to do, is understandable. But, although this is the moment when you are most vulnerable, you are intimidated and your guard is down, this is also the time when you must keep your wits about you and insist on your rights. That does not mean that you should be uncooperative, argumentative, or confrontational. Be nice, just don’t talk about the case.

The police will read your Miranda Rights, ask if you understand them, and then seek to speak to you about the event which caused your arrest. Miranda warnings were established by the United States Supreme Court for a specific reason. It is a rule which has been implemented in every police department in the country for your protection. Except for answering questions about your name, address, what you want to have done with your car, etc., never, ever, speak with the police after you have been read your Miranda Rights. The police can and will use anything you say against you.

Any deal, promise or concession that the police are offering you if you speak to them can and should be done through your attorney. This helps to ensure that you do not say anything that may harm your case.  And, a lawyer can ensure that the deal, if any exists, is properly prepared so that you are protected. You must always remember that silence, your refusal to speak to police, is one small piece of your dignity that you can vigorously hold on to while you are in custody. It is also your strongest ally in your battle for freedom.

Invoking your right to silence will allow you to stall until reinforcements, in the form of your attorney, can arrive upon the scene to support you.


As soon as you are arrested ask to speak with an attorney! Once you request an attorney, the police are not allowed to question you regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest and/or detention. If the police try to question you after you have requested an attorney, any statements that are elicited by the police after this request are generally inadmissible in a court of law.

Even if you think you've done nothing wrong, you still need to consult with an attorney to preserve your rights. People often believe that if they haven't done anything wrong they have nothing to hide, and that only criminals need an attorney. Nothing could be further from the truth. The system isn't perfect, and innocent people sometimes do get convicted.

The United States Supreme Court, in Miranda v Arizona, recognized the potential significance and liberty threatening implications of this legitimate human emotional belief. However, the law is a complicated maze that even the most seasoned attorneys have difficulty understanding sometimes. It is a web that will often ensnare the unsuspecting individual not aware of the finer points of the law. Unfortunately, it is quite often this lack of comprehension of the law that will cause an arrested person to foolishly speak with the police.

The Miranda Court believed that when a person has been arrested there is a real danger that he or she will forfeit their Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves. The Court understood that the presence of the police, the handcuffs, the fear of jail, the entire experience of being arrested can be so overwhelming that the ordinary person might say whatever was necessary to attempt to get out of the situation. Under such circumstances, a person would sacrifice their right against self incrimination. To help the arrested person who probably has no clue about the legal implications of speaking to the police after being arrested, the Court mandated that the police must not question you about the arrest after you have requested to speak to an attorney. It is for this reason, and not because "only criminals need attorneys," that you should request to speak to an attorney after you have been read your Miranda Rights.

One thing you need to understand is that the police already believe that you are a criminal if they have arrested you!  Remember, it is not the police officer’s job to determine guilt or innocence, nor is it the job of the police to feel any sympathy towards your plight. The role of the police officer is to enforce the law, and although they should act as independant fact-finders, unfortunately, many officers believe it is their job to gather as much evidence as possible to build a case against you, and they won't look very hard to find evidence to exonerate you. If, in enforcing the law, the police arrest you, it is then their responsibility to turn you over to the judiciary system.

Being arrested is one of the most intimidating, degrading and emotionally charged events that could ever happen to you - no matter who you are. It is a life experience that can result in social stigma, interfere with your ability to make a living, cause emotionally scaring, cost you a great deal of money and give you a permanent criminal record. In some cases, it can even take away your freedom. But you don’t have to go through it alone, and you have no duty or obligation to provide the government or the police with information that they will use against you.

Of course, you have a right to defend yourself against the charges leveled against you, but in doing so never bargain, leverage or trade away your Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. The United State Supreme Court has given all of us two very important weapons that we can use to defend ourselves from charges of the government: the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Only a fool gives up these rights!

If you are arrested or think you will be arrested, contact Attorney Garry J. Kregelka
at The Kregelka Law Firm


Garry knows the criminal justice system well and he can help you!  


517-256-9537 or 517-917-0345

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