A Lansing Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney should provide you with general and Ingham County specific advice.
Always try to show up to court early as you may have difficulty finding a parking spot. At the very least dress as though you are headed to church. How you dress says a lot about you. If you show up to Court in a t-shirt with holes in it that tells the judge that you cannot afford anything better. That in turn tells the judge that you do not have any family that can help you out, either because you’ve burned that bridge or your family is in a similar financial situation. Either way, it reflects negatively on you. Beyond these implications, dressing up for court shows respect.
With each crime, there are collateral consequences beyond the potential jail time and fine that you need to be made aware of. What matters is your future. A conviction can impact your ability to get loans and financial aid, it can affect your ability to enter certain professions, can affect your ability to get certain business licenses, and more. If you’ve been charged with Drunk Driving, Assault, Possession of Marijuana, or another crime, your lawyer should inform you of the collateral consequences.
You should be told where the Courthouse is located. There are several courthouses in Ingham County. You will need to pay close attention to any paperwork you have been given to be sure you head to the proper location. There are courthouses located at 315 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI 48854, 313 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48933, 303 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48933, 700 Buhl St, Mason, Michigan 48854, and 124 W Michigan Ave, Lansing ,MI 48933.
Nothing in this blog should be construed as legal advice.
This blog is not intended as a representation that Heckman Law, PLLC has an office in the county in the blog post. Heckman Law, PLLC does not have an office in all counties that this blog covers. However, Heckman Law, PLLC may be available to represent clients in all counties.