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Jonathan Jones

Criminal defense Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

4.5   70 reviews

also known as Jonathan M. Jones Attorney at Law PLLC, AllCriminalCases

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    I have practiced criminal defense exclusively my entire career. My practice includes defending all crimes from violent crimes to traffic matters.

    29 years

  2. Sex crime
    25%
    If you are facing charges related to a sex crime, you need an experience attorney by your side. A conviction of CSC and related crimes will follow you forever.

    29 years

  3. Domestic violence
    20%

    29 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

    29 years

  5. Violent crime
    6%

    29 years

  6. Juvenile law
    5%

    28 years

  7. Expungement
    2%

    29 years

  8. Federal crime
    2%

    29 years

CRIMINAL DEFENSE IS ALL I DO. YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED AND AGGRESSIVE ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS. CALL ME NOW!

Criminal defense is all I do! I have been practicing exclusively criminal law since 1995, representing clients in all criminal matters, including:

  • Drug Charges
  • Homicide/Murder
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • DUI/DWI
  • Sex Crimes
  • Assault & Battery - Plaintiff
  • Traffic Violations
  • Fraud
  • Assault
  • Guns and Weapon Charges
  • Domestic Violence
  • Computer Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes/MIP
  • Robbery/Theft
  • Probation Violation
  • Expungement

I spend most of my day in court, which means I have the experience and confidence you require when it is time for you to have your day in court. 

My experience as a CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY is supported by my work in the District and Circuit courts throughout Michigan and other states as well.

I am equally comfortable presenting your case to the judge at a bench trial or to your peers at a jury trial. 

100% of my practice is devoted to criminal defense. 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2016 + 1 ...

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Location

Jonathan Jones, Attorney at Law PLLC
Jonathan Jones
36830 Goddard Road
Romulus, MI, 48174
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  70 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
License Restoration - 2nd DUI
Jonathan worked very hard for me though the entire process and all of its stages. I was very well prepared for the final hearing after following all of his advice. I confidently recommend him to everyone I know and I am SO grateful to finally have my life back!
Response from Jonathan Jones October 1, 2021
Glad we could help!
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
Jonathan took the time to take our call late in the evening. He listened, provided solid advice, was always available, was prepared and won our case! I’d recommend him 100%
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight forward and honest
I hired Mr. Jones to represent me after fielding a number of other attorneys. He was straight forward, honest and displayed integrity throughout the entire process. I certainly didn’t feel comfortable with others I spoke with, before making my decision. Jonathan was able to get best outcome given my circumstance. I really didn’t have a leg to stand on, but he worked out a favorable plea.
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Posted by Jimmy | March 16, 2020
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Extremely Satisfied!!!
Mr. Jones was phenomenal with handling my case which was over 5 yrs old. He went right in & didn’t sugar coat anything. Thank you again Mr. Jones!
Posted by Mark | March 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Saved Me
I was transiting Detroit Airport, and got myself into quite a bit of trouble. Not knowing any lawyer in Michigan, it was chance that I found Jonathan Jones, and in retrospect a real Godsend. He was able to solve my problem as though it never even happened. There is not a better attorney that I could recommend anywhere in the country.
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Posted by Debra | November 19, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
We hired Jonathan Jones for our son’s court case that involved him driving as a “minor with any BAC.” We were very pleased that Jonathan got the case closed very quickly with no probation. He even drove my son back to the Detroit airport both times he had to appear to minimize our costs. We highly recommend Jonathan Jones!
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Attentive. Responsive. Excellent service
Attorney Jones treated us like family. While we were involved in a minor case,he treated us like we were his most important clients. He respected us,went the extra mile and got us results much more than we expected
Posted by James | December 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A shark in the court room !!!
We had people using CPS to attack us and they where saying everything under the sun bad they could to hurt my family ! Jonathan Jones was able to defend and expose them clearing us ! He is the best at what he does .He fought by our side and never gave up …. He was our guardian angle and he will always have a place in our family !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Jason | October 30, 2018
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Excellent criminal defense attorney
Jonathan is a smart, experienced criminal defense attorney. He has defended me on multiple DUI charges as well as driver's license restorations. He will make sure you are well prepared for your court hearing and I have had nothing but positive results working with him. I highly recommend Jonathan Jones.
Posted by chrissy | August 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
Mr. Jones did a wonderful job in handling my son's speeding ticket. He was professional, knowledgeable, and took the time to speak with my son. His speeding ticket was reduced and he received no points. We were very grateful for his time and thoughtfulness. A job well done.
Response from Jonathan Jones August 28, 2018
Thanks Chrissy It was my pleasure to help your family. Jonathan
Posted by John | April 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New Lease on Life
I want to thank Jonathan and his team for ensuring that I had the best available representation on my side to process an expungement of my felony record. A mistake that I made in my teen years had followed me into adulthood and thanks to Jonathan, I was once and for all able to have my name and record cleared. To anyone in a similar situation, I would look no further, Jonathan is your man!
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Response from Jonathan Jones April 23, 2018
Thank you John. We wish you only the best in your future.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jonathan Jones review
John was availble just about anytime I had questions. I think Jon is an old pro that knows the ropes and knows how to get end results.
Response from Jonathan Jones March 20, 2018
Thanks for the excellent review. I am happy that I could help you in this matter and things worked out well.
Posted by Liliya | November 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Jonathan Jones is the best in the field of criminal defense law. I appreciate his the help and support he gave to my loved one. Throughout the course of our work together Mr. Jones presented as an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney. His approach was realistic and coupled with optimism. We were given the entire bigger picture before focusing on on the specific of my loved one case . I appreciate Mr. Jones' confidence. I appreciate his office for being approachable, extremely professional and pushing relentlessly for the success of our case. Personally, I do feel we couldn't be in better hands. We cannot thank him enough. Highly recommend!
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Response from Jonathan Jones December 4, 2017
Liliya, You know I wish the best for you and your son. Happy Holiday Season and may the New Year bring you only the best.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
i hired Mr Jones
Mr. Jones made me very comfortable from the first day I hired him to when my case was adjudicated. Mr. Jones asked for a plea on my behalf, the prosecutor denied and he requested a trail. He worked so hard and was very smart in cross examine the police and got me a Not Guilty verdict. I will recommend Mr. Jones anything and to anyone that needs representation. He takes his job very seriously and represents with passion and love. Thank you so much Mr. Jones to have this case behind me. Julian
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Response from Jonathan Jones November 6, 2017
Julian Stay focused and believe in yourself as I did in you. You have a bright future ahead of you.
Posted by Carl | October 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
off the hook!
Jonathan did a stellar job for me partied too hard in the city got in some trouble called Jonathan CHARGES DROPPED! don't get no better than that.
Posted by Jackie | September 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very grateful!
I recommend Attorney Jones with my highest regards! Sometimes good people get caught up in bad situations and Attorney Jones made sure the truth was exposed in court. I was facing my first felony offense because the "alleged victim” told lies and half-truths. These lies along with HORRIBLE police work could have ruined my life. Attorney Jones guided the judge see past those lies and had my case dismissed at the preliminary exam. He beat the “alleged victim” at her own game and her testimony was found to be unreliable. The prosecution had no probable cause. He's smart, a creative problem- solver, compassionate, and has a great sense of humor. For someone like myself who had never been in any trouble with the law and had not a clue of how criminal trials work; he did an amazing job explaining every step of the way. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
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Response from Jonathan Jones October 12, 2017
Thanks Jackie
Posted by Richard Wahl | August 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best Lawyer
Best money Spent! He answered all my questions, and was very friendly to me. He didn't treat me like a sub human being. He is a true friend, and not a Walmart greedy lawyer. I would recommend him to friends, and family. You want your life back? Hire Mr. Jones!
Response from Jonathan Jones September 20, 2017
Thanks Richard!
Posted by Conner | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10
I got to know Jonathon personally a little bit through a situation a year before my arrest. He was the first attorney I called after I was recently arrested and charged with 3 misdemeanors. I was scared to death thinking my future was ruined while Jonathon told me confidently that he would take care of it. I blew up his phone with questions while getting second opinions from other attorneys, but ultimately decided to stick with him. I ended up with 2 of the charges being dropped, probation with report by mail, a clean record, and granted to live in Canada during probation. If you are ever in legal trouble Jonathon is the guy for you! He is always available to talk and will do whatever it takes to defend you. He is extremely well prepared and well spoken. 10/10 recommend for anyone!! great guy!!
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Response from Jonathan Jones August 8, 2017
Conner You have a bright future ahead of you. I am glad I could help you. Stay on track with all your goals.
Posted by Ariel K. | June 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Hired Jon for a traffic case after my first lawyer turned out to be a total half-wit. I had 3 tickets bearing 4 infractions with 1 being a misdemeanor. He managed to get 1 dismissed and the others talked down to fines. No points no records. I would definetly hire him again the next time I am facing another "capital murder" charge ;) Thanks Jon.
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Response from Jonathan Jones August 8, 2017
Thanks for the great review. I am confident and hope you will not have to hire me again. Stay in touch.
Posted by Keylo | May 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
Great lawyer he handle my case very professional and made me comfortable from the day I walked in his office if I ever got in trouble again and hoping I don't I will definitely use and recommend him to anyone...... GOOD JOB MR JONES ...THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
Response from Jonathan Jones May 22, 2017
Thanks for the kind words. I know you will stay out of trouble.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Jonathan Jones, PLLC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Marc Hart, Attorney at Law
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Legal Intern
  • Phillip X. Walling, Attorney at Law
  • 1994 - 1994

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • J.D.
  • 1995
  • University of Massachusetts
  • B.A.
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Messer
  • Case went to trial, after a hung jury a plea deal was negotiated that was less than the 25 year statutory minimum. Very complicated and emotional case

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Clients Choice 2016
  • AVVO Clients Choice 2016
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 20 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I I have known jonathan Jones for over a decade. He's an exceptionally bright and talented lawyer who aggressively defends his clients, while balancing their best interest at all times. I routinely refer cases to him with the utmost confidence. I would highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients. He is bright, honest, well prepared, and fights hard on every case. He is the kind of lawyer you want by your side when the chips are down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan will fight for you from the word go! He communicates, he is effective and you WILL be satisfied with his representation. I not only refer my clients to Jonathan, I refer my family as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jones works tirelessly for his clients. He is a zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan is up to date on the law and a passionate advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Johnathan is highly respected in the legal community as he has developed an excellent reputation in his over 20 years of criminal defense practice. He is an extraordinarily skilled trial attorney and is well versed in all areas of criminal law. He goes to great lengths to ensure that his clients are informed and ready for what lies ahead. He is a consummate professional and clients are well served to have him on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathon Jones is well reputed for his expertise in criminal law and his court room talent. He is aggressive when needed in the defense of his clients rights, sensitive to the needs of his clients and their families when facing life altering issues, and has a solid reputation and relationship with local law enforcement authorities to negotiate resolutions when appropriate."
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