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Criminal Defense

If you've been arrested, you need someone on your side!

If you've been arrested for a crime in Grand Rapids or the surrounding areas, choose Mark Caldwell Law for strategic defense strategies and exceptional customer service. Our commitment to clients and track record of delivering top-notch legal representation have earned us a stellar reputation. When you need an aggressive defense for criminal charges, we're the team to call. With our experienced winning team on your side, you can have peace of mind. Let us assist you with your case today!

Mark Caldwell working in his Grand Rapids office

When searching for a lawyer, prioritize honesty, reliable information, and evident integrity. Being an informed consumer and considering all options is always a wise choice.


For individuals seeking a lawyer for criminal charges, thorough research and reading are essential. Pay attention to how attorneys explain legal matters and present themselves.


Facing a criminal or DUI charge is undeniably stressful. As you search for the right lawyer, it's understandable that you may be feeling overwhelmed.

Here are 3 important things you should know when looking to hire a criminal lawyer:


Experience: It is crucial to have a lawyer with relevant experience in your specific case and familiarity with the court proceedings. Our firm selectively accepts cases within our expertise, focusing on criminal cases in Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Mecosta, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ionia, Oceana, Osceola, and Barry County district and circuit courts.


Fees: Transparency is essential when it comes to pricing, and we prioritize openness in our practice. Misdemeanor fees typically range from $500-$2500, depending on the charge and location. Felony fees usually range from $2000-$5000, again depending on the charge and location. Trial-related fees vary on a case-by-case basis. We don't compete on cost; instead, we charge based on our extensive experience and skills to ensure the best possible results.


Personality: Hiring a lawyer you like and trust is vital since they will represent you when dealing with the prosecutor and judge. Our team values honesty and will never just tell you what you want to hear. We believe in maintaining open communication and avoiding unpleasant surprises for our clients.

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Beyond these three factors, everything else is simply fluff and hype. As a prospective consumer of legal services, it's important to steer clear of scare tactics and promises that seem too good to be true.

Engaging in comparison shopping can provide valuable insights, and it is highly recommended.

We are here to assist you and improve your situation.

Our consultations are free, confidential, and conveniently conducted over the phone when you call. Our friendly team is more than happy to answer your questions, provide explanations, and even discuss any information you may have received from other lawyers.

You can reach me 24/7, and if I am unavailable, my receptionist will forward your message to me via text. I will get back to you promptly. Please feel free to call anytime at (616) 915-6576.

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