When it comes to defending you against criminal charges, you don't need a friend in the courtroom, you need a lawyer. You need one with the experience, skill and aggressive nature to defend your rights and keep you out of jail.

At McGinnis Chiappelli, P.C. our attorneys have years of experience defending the rights of the accused. The firm has been defending clients in the tri-county area and beyond for over 40 years.

We deliver smart, aggressive criminal defense and dedicated personal service at a reasonable price. If you have been charged with a crime or civil infraction, contact our office today to discuss the facts of your unique case.

Have you received notice that you are under investigation for criminal activity?
Are you facing a misdemeanor or felony charges?

Talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police or the prosecuting attorney. By doing so, you are protected and you may have a better chance for success.

We provide skilled defense for all types of felony and misdemeanor charges, including:

  • OWI and OUID (i.e., enhanced 2nd or 3rd offense felonies)
  • Drug Related Offenses (possession, manufacture or distribution)
  • Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Retail Fraud and Shoplifting
  • Larceny, Embezzlement and Fraud
  • Sex Crimes
  • Larceny, Embezzlement and Fraud
  • Sex Crimes
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Violation of Probation
  • Juvenile Law
  • Expungements

A Serious, Experienced Defense Lawyer for Serious Crimes

In Michigan and in the metro Detroit area, felony and misdemeanor crimes are taken very seriously by the courts and employers. You could end up serving time in jail or prison, paying hefty fines, court costs, losing your job, driver's license and home. You could be placed on probation for an extended period of time with conditions which could seriously impact your life. For that reason and more, it makes good sense to have an experienced attorney by your side from the earliest stages of a criminal case to the end.


“Mr. Chiappelli, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with my traffic ticket. Even though I was involved in an accident with an ambulance with its lights and sirens activated, you were able to work your magic and get all the points dropped so I wouldn't lose my license as a new driver. Again, thank you so much. I really appreciate it.”


Contact us if you are facing criminal charges or have received a civil infraction of any kind. The INITIAL CONSULTATION IS FREE. We offer flexible appointment times, along with reasonable fees.