160 E. State Street, Suite 100, Traverse City, MI 49684

Traverse City Criminal Defense Lawyers Aggressively Advocate for Clients in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties

Established law firm assisting with all types of criminal cases

If you’ve been charged with a crime, your very freedom is at stake. Even when charges might not seem serious, a conviction can affect you for the rest of your life. Your ability to work, vote, even raise your children could be compromised. At times like these, there is no substitute for experience and tenacity, which is what we at Jarboe & Pfeil provide to Michigan residents facing criminal charges. As a former prosecutor, Paul Jarboe offers clients the distinct advantage of understanding the law from both sides and has tried cases to verdict as both a prosecuting attorney and defense counsel. That knowledge and experience allows him to spot law enforcement mistakes and case weaknesses that other attorneys cannot. No matter what you’re accused of, the Northern Michigan lawyers of Jarboe & Pfeil will tenaciously pursue the best possible result for you at trial or through a beneficial plea bargain.

Attorneys defending those facing felony, misdemeanor and traffic charges

Jarboe & Pfeil advocates strongly for clients for any type of criminal matter, including:

  • Domestic violence — Violent conduct in a household or against a partner has serious consequences, including jail time. Our attorneys assist clients with both criminal domestic violence charges and related civil litigation such as petitions for orders of protection.
  • Driver’s license restoration — If your driver’s license has been revoked, Jarboe & Pfeil can work to have it restored through an appeal hearing or installation of an interlock ignition device.
  • Drug crimes — We have the experience and knowledge to counter federal and state drug allegations no matter what type of substance is involved.
  • Sex crimes — Allegations of sexual misconduct demand a skilled defender who can handle the emotional nature of the proceeding and any prior relationship between the parties. Jarboe & Pfeil can develop an effective strategy to confront charges like these.

No one should be intimidated about asserting their legal rights. We will stand with you to ensure a fair process in any criminal case. State law includes various non-incarceration options for punishment, such as probation, community service and drug treatment. We will argue for a resolution that best suits your situation.

Skillful legal support for motorists accused of drunk driving

When a driver is stopped for operating while intoxicated, or OWI, they are often confused and upset. At Jarboe & Pfeil, our lawyers understand how often errors occur when law enforcement tries to make a drunk driving case. Whether challenging the stop itself, other police procedures, or potentially skewed test results, we can find and exploit errors to help you maintain your freedom and driving privileges.

Diligent representation in drug crime prosecutions

As different controlled substances gain traction in Michigan, the law concerning drug crimes changes. At Jarboe & Pfeil, we stay current with each development and are familiar with the methods that overzealous prosecutors sometimes use to inflate drug charges. Whether the charge involves marijuana possession, prescription medication distribution, or serious allegations of trafficking, our lawyers will make sure that your constitutional rights are upheld.

Contact an established Michigan criminal defense attorney

From our office in Traverse City, Jarboe & Pfeil represents Northern Michigan clients facing all types of criminal charges. We also assist people in other practice areas, including family law and estate planning. Please call 231-714-9878 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.


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