A True Defense Of The Accused
Just because you are criminally charged does not mean you are guilty of a crime. You have rights, and the burden is on the prosecution to prove its case.
At Jocuns Law Firm, I represent real people in battles against the government. I have done this work for 20 years, and I am still a firm believer in the presumption of innocence and the rights of the accused. Based in Lapeer, Michigan, I practice in the surrounding counties and have tried cases statewide.
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We Are Not Here To Jam You Through The System
I am not a lawyer who steers people to a plea bargain. I am not in league with prosecutors, law enforcement or judges to “process” defendants. There is a time and place for negotiations, but my first instinct and my deliberate approach is to mount a vigorous defense. I work for you, and my mindset is to try to position you for a dismissal of charges or an acquittal at trial.
Jocuns Law Firm is a grassroots firm with a holistic philosophy. Every person has different needs, and every criminal case or personal injury case is unique. I have represented doctors, nurses and other professionals whose careers are at stake. I have represented people with substance abuse issues or prior convictions whose cases require different tactics. My defense is customized to your situation and the facts of your case. I never accept a case unless I can put myself in the shoes of the accused.
A Proven Trial Lawyer And Appellate Lawyer
I am completely comfortable in a courtroom. It’s where I shine. I have a solid track record in a wide range of criminal cases, from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies such as homicide, robbery, rape and drug trafficking.
In the recent past, I was known throughout Michigan as an authority on marijuana defense – my mantra was “Don’t let your rights go up in smoke!” In part because of my active lobbying for legalization and successful courtroom advocacy, marijuana is now largely decriminalized in Michigan. I am very proud of that achievement, but the government’s war on drugs has simply shifted to other controlled substances.
My appellate practice is also an important part of what I do with the support of my staff at Jocuns Law Firm. I regularly handle criminal appeals, both in my own defense cases and in taking up the torch where other lawyers fear to tread or lack the right experience. My advocacy has resulted in reported decisions before the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals.
I am an alum of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Idaho, which helped hone my courtroom skills. In turn, I have taught trial advocacy to other lawyers throughout Michigan. I am also active in professional organizations and public advocacy groups such as NORML.
You Are In Good Hands At Jocuns Law Firm
My staff and I never forget that we represent real human beings who are fighting for their freedom and their future. The court system is complex and intimidating, and it is imperative to have an attorney who can skillfully defend you and compassionately guide through the process.