Criminal Law

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When charged with a criminal offense, it is essential to have the very best representation to protect your constitutional rights. It is no exaggeration to say that the smallest error can result in detrimental life-changing events. This applies even to misdemeanors. If you are charged with a criminal offense, it is crucial that you find and retain experienced counsel who practices regularly in the courts.

The stress of being charged with a criminal offense is magnified by having to search for a qualified and capable defense attorney. Search no further–the best criminal defense you can find in Holland, Michigan, for both misdemeanor and felony offenses, is the Criminal Law Practice Group at Cunningham Dalman.

Steering through the Criminal Law maze

Our attorneys and staff thoroughly investigate each case, identify key avenues of defense, and vigorously advocate on behalf of our clients. We are intimately familiar with all levels and branches of the criminal justice system, and can steer effectively through the maze to arrive at a positive outcome. The effective representation we provide has earned us the respect of judges, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, and probation officers.

We have served the needs of clients in the Holland, Michigan area for more than 30 years, providing solid defense in all courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. We provide a level of comfort and sense of control in even the most difficult of circumstances, in both felony and misdemeanor proceedings.

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Local Criminal Law Attorneys in Holland

You may need assistance. Let our team help you navigate the court system.

Our Criminal Law Services

Assaultive Crimes

Our attorneys can assist you in understanding assaultive statues in Michigan and defending yourself throughout the process.


Drug Crimes

Our team assists individuals who are charged with drug crimes related to possession, manufacturing / delivery, use of controlled substances, & more.

Drug Crimes

Traffic Offenses

If you been charged with a criminal traffic offense such as reckless driving, operating while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, or a moving violation causing death, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and your driver's license.

Traffic Offenses

Property Crimes

If you have been accused of embezzlement, larceny, theft, robbery, home invasion, or destruction of property, please reach out to us today.

Property Crimes

Tax, Regulatory and Licensing Matters

Our Criminal Law attorneys assist with tax, regulatory, and licensing issues for individuals and businesses.

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Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings

Juvenile delinquency proceedings occur when an individual (juvenile) under the age of 17 is charged with a violation of a criminal law or ordinance.


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Protecting your constitutional rights

Assaultive Crimes

Assaultive crimes have multiple classes & categories in the State of Michigan and choosing an experienced attorney is important. The basic definition of an “assault crime” is simply an intentional threat of bodily harm to another and the ability to carry out the act. We will perform a thorough investigation into your case and then plan the best defense possible against the prosecutor.

In Michigan, several offenses fall into the broad category of “assaultive crimes” and include:

Types of Assaultive Crimes:
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Drug Crimes

Our Criminal Law attorneys have years of experience in assisting individuals being charged with drug crimes in Michigan. The major types of drug crimes include drug paraphernalia, possession, manufacturing / delivery, trafficking, and dealing. Drugs are classified into five schedules by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) based on their medical use and overall abuse/dependency potential.

Cunningham Dalman has been serving clients in these matters for over 30 years and will investigate the charges against you, the state’s evidence, and develop a defense recommendation based on the facts of your case.

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protecting your driving privileges

Traffic Offenses

Many of us will experience a time when we get a speeding ticket or some type of minor traffic citation. More serious criminal traffic offenses can occur in your life based on other circumstances.  Individuals can be cited for reckless or careless driving, accidents which cause death, operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, operating without a license, and more.

If you or someone you know is charged in Michigan with a criminal traffic offense, please contact us immediately. We will work to reduce the charges and ensure your rights are protected. These situations can be embarrassing but it’s important to protect your license and keep potential life changing penalties to a minimum.

Common Traffic Offenses:
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Property Crimes

There are numerous property crimes committed in United States each year and it’s by far the most reported type of crime. It is estimated that more than ten million property crimes are reported each year. Our criminal law defense attorneys can assist in multiple areas:

Expertise in Multiple Areas:
Taxing authorities, regulatory, and licensing issues

Tax, Regulatory and Licensing Matters

Our team of criminal law attorneys assist individuals and businesses with licensing applications, regulatory compliance, and legal challenges in the areas of liquor control, tobacco tax, concealed pistol licensing, and environmental concerns with MDEQ.

Expertise in Multiple Areas:

Criminal Law FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
If you are facing criminal charges, you may want to consider hiring your own attorney. Public defenders often have hundreds of cases and may not have time to thoroughly review your case. Private attorneys also can hire expert witnesses and other resources not available to a public defender.
Most commonly found in juvenile court proceedings in which the record is “expunged” or “erased or removed entirely”. A youth with a juvenile record can feel the consequences later in life when attempting to access education services, obtain employment in certain industries, and serving in our military to name a few.
Michigan law does allow employers to ask about convictions for misdemeanors and arrests and convictions for felonies.
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