Michael A. Rataj, PC

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Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney Helping You Face a Tough Criminal Justice System

Protecting your freedom and your future

Practicing criminal defense law successfully requires a thorough knowledge of the federal and Michigan State Constitutions and relevant case law, rules of procedure and local practice, familiarity with the personalities of judges and prosecutors, and many years of trial experience. Since I established my practice in 1989, I have been involved in more than one hundred criminal trials  encompassing a variety of matters in both state and federal court. My exclusive focus on criminal law, more than 25 years of experience, and dedication to helping my clients has made me one of Michigan’s most respected criminal law attorneys. At Michael A. Rataj, PC, I’m dedicated to seeing that the best solution becomes a reality for you. No one will out-research, out-strategize or out-work me. I’m internally driven to win and I will not back down from a fight.

Broad experience, aggressive representation

When your future is in the hands of your criminal defense attorney, you should demand experience. I have earned my excellent reputation among my peers and my clients for winning difficult criminal trials through hard work, dedication and more than 25 years of experience. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1980–1983, I bring a disciplined mindset, work ethic and attitude to defense of those accused of crimes.
  • I’m not afraid of a challenge. During my career, I’ve been involved in many high-profile cases and have defended against virtually every type of criminal charge. I go the extra mile to address the twists and turns these cases take.
  • My trial experience has given me in-depth understanding of the defense strategy to which judges and juries favorably respond, increasing the chances that the charges against you can be reduced, dismissed or dropped.
  • In addition to appearing in the state and federal courts in Michigan, I have represented clients in federal courts in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. I also successfully represented a client on Death Row in Georgia.

Comprehensive criminal law representation and superior client services

From drug cases to juvenile criminal law, I handle all criminal matters and represent clients throughout Detroit, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Oakland County and South Eastern Michigan. My commitment to my clients is unparalleled. I give every client and every case the type of care and attention that I would give a member of my own family, and I assure you that you have my undivided loyalty. I also understand the sensitive nature of criminal cases and handle each matter discretely and confidentially.

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Mr. Rataj is a frequent legal consultant on several media outlets and recently appeared on American Greed Detroit's "Crime Boss" Mayor, on the CNBC, click here to view this episode.

Contact a Detroit criminal law attorney when your life and liberty are on the line

Call Michael A. Rataj, PC at 313-963-4LAW to schedule your free initial consultation, or contact me online.

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Michael A. Rataj, PC
500 Griswold Street
Suite 2450
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-963-4529