Born into a family of prosecutors, Mrs. Ridley has long known the legal processes of... more
Born into a family of prosecutors, Mrs. Ridley has long known the legal processes of the criminal justice system. Knowledge of how the prosecutor’s office works along with compassion for the issues that criminal defendants are faced with has given her a deep-rooted affinity for the rights of the accused. Her strong belief that all individuals have rights makes her an excellent addition to your ... view profile
I am a parent advocate, child abuse defense attorney and criminal defense attorney.... more
I am a parent advocate, child abuse defense attorney and criminal defense attorney. My great passion in the practice of law is the defense of the falsely accused. I do this in the context of both neglect-abuse cases and criminal cases. I offer free consultations and accept cases throughout Michigan.
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.