Dynamic Troy Criminal Defense Lawyer Provides Powerful Advocacy

Michigan law firm stands up for the rights of Detroit-area clients facing charges

When you’re charged with a crime in Michigan, a skillful defense lawyer with a reputation for winning tough cases can maximize your chances of a favorable resolution. At Richards & Associates, PLLC in Troy, I have stood up for defendants in state and federal courts for over 20 years. Whatever you’ve been charged with, I will draw upon my extensive knowledge of criminal law and the justice system to build the most complete defense possible. I understand the stress that criminal accusations cause and won’t back down when battling for your freedom. In addition to handling criminal defense matters, I partner with law firms in civil practice areas to see that Detroit-area residents get the effective legal representation they deserve.

Reputable attorney protects the interests of people accused of crimes

Hiring the right criminal defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Clients rely on my legal representation because I am:

  • Highly respected — During my more than two decades practicing law in Michigan, I have been recognized as a top criminal defense lawyer by clients, peers and national organizations.
  • Trial-ready — I have won acquittals in all types of criminal cases. Opponents know that I’m not afraid to go to trial, which often provides leverage to negotiate a more favorable plea agreement.  
  • Dedicated to protecting clients’ rights — Too many people feel helpless to challenge the government’s power, so they surrender their fundamental legal rights. I will stand up to defend you from day one.

If you’ve been charged with a crime, a case is already being built against you. Don’t wait to get the help of a skilled defense lawyer who will challenge police and prosecutors.

Knowledgeable Metro Detroit criminal defense litigator offers strong legal support

My firm assists Michigan clients who are seeking legal representation relating to:

  • Criminal defense — As a criminal defense lawyer, I aggressively advocate for people charged with assault and battery, theft and fraud and other serious offenses.
  • Driving under the influence — If you’ve been charged with a DUI, referred to as “Operating While Intoxicated” under state law, I will identify and challenge errors that may have occurred during the law enforcement process.
  • Drug crimes — Whether your charge relates to the possession, sale or manufacture of a controlled substance, I have a long and successful track record handling drug crimes cases in state and federal courts.
  • Sports and entertainment law — My firm handles all types of sports and entertainment law matters for athletes and artists, including contract negotiation and licensing deals.
  • Family law — If you are facing divorce or another family law challenge, my firm can help protect your rights during a difficult time.
  • Personal injury — When you’ve been hurt in an auto accident or another type of incident caused by someone else’s negligence, I will help you understand what compensation might be available in a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Business law — I advise individuals and companies on various business law issues and partner with other trusted firms on complex matters.

No matter what type of legal counsel you required, my firm offers personalized guidance to help you achieve a favorable outcome.

Contact an accomplished Detroit-area lawyer regarding your legal challenge

Richards & Associates, PLLC in Troy, Michigan, defends Detroit-area residents who are accused of crimes and advises artists and athletes on legal issues. My firm also partners with attorneys practicing in other areas to ensure that they get effective representation. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 313-662-9923 or contact me online

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  • 5.0/5.0

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    Ray Richards is an excellent attorney. During the ten years that I have known and practiced with him, Ray has always combined passionate advocacy and legal expertise to deliver the results that clients deserve.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    Ray Richards is one of the finest people I have ever met. He is ethical, honest, intelligent and articulate. He has an excellent command of the law and is well respected by Judges and his peers.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    Ray Richards is one of the finest people I have ever met. He is ethical, honest, intelligent and articulate. He has an excellent command of the law and is well respected by Judges and his peers.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    Ray is a quality attorney and a quality man. I refer people to him constantly for advice and/or representation in criminal matters. He has high integrity and that is sadly becoming a rare trait today.

    — Peer