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Kevin Bessant

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile, Expungement, Speeding & Traffic Ticket… more 

About Me

Winning criminal cases is my passion!! I enjoy working for the "underdog" who has all of the legal odds stacked against him or her in their criminal case. A criminal case is like a puzzle already put together by the Government and Prosecution. My goal is to break the puzzle apart, piece by piece, prove my clients innocence and work towards winning their case. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and I am especially pleased when my client is able to walk out of the courtroom to go home back to their families instead of jail. Although most people will never need the services of a Criminal Defense Attorney, often times bad things happen to good people, and when they do, I work hard to restore that persons good name and reputation. This profession may not be for everyone, but I would not trade it for the world!



Specialties


I specialize in the following areas of Criminal Defense:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
DRUNK DRIVING
CRIMINAL ASSAULT
FEDERAL CRIMES
DRUG CRIMES
MISDEMEANORS
FELONIES
PROBATION VIOLATIONS
PAROLE VIOLATIONS
WEAPON CHARGES
EXPUNGEMENTS
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    8 years, 965 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    8 years, 224 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 5%
    8 years, 93 cases
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%
    8 years, 112 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Edward Jacob Sternisha

    I endorse Attorney Bessant. Mr. Bessant gives sound legal advice on Avvo and it is obvious he truly cares about those he serves. I am glad to endorse Attorney Bessant and would recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney in the Detroit area.

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    Edward Sternisha DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Becket J. Jones

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bessant is a regular contributor to the Avvo.com forum and his responses to questions have been consistently insightful with respect to criminal matters.

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    Becket Jones Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates, PLLC

1274 Library St
#304
Detroit, MI, 48226

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200703/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
The National Black Top 100 LawyersThe National Black Lawyers2014
Roscoe Pound Law ScholarUniversity of Nebraska College of Law2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Kevin Bassant2007 - Present
AttorneyMisdemeanor Defenders Office2006 - 2008
Law ClerkFederal Defenders Office, Detroit, Michigan2005 - 2006
Law ClerkMissouri Public Defendar System2004 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyer2014 - Present
International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - 2015
American Criminal Justice Society (ACJS)Member2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Board2011 - Present
Wayne County Criminal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
State Appellate Defender Trial College GraduateAssociate Member2008 - 2009
State Bar Of MichiganAttorney Member2007 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaAttorney Member2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Michigan v. T. JacksonNot Guilty

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Current Issues in Criminal Justice WordPress BlogHouse Bill Provides New Hope For A Second Chance2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Wayne State UniversityCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science2003