Michael A. Rataj, PC

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Detroit Drug Crime Attorney Building Strong Cases

Exploring your legal options

If you have been arrested for a drug crime, it may seem there is no way out. The police have found drugs in your car, you’re in handcuffs and the prosecution has obtained your confession. You know that Michigan’s drug laws come with severe punishments, and you know that you could go to jail. However, even in situations as dire as this, there are defenses available to you. You can challenge the legality of the stop. You can get the confession thrown out. You can beat your charges. You can win, and I can show you how.

Relentless defender of your rights

I am dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation for Michigan residents charged with drug-related offenses. For more than 20 years, I have represented clients who have been charged with all types of state and federal drug crimes, including:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Manufacturing of illegal substances
  • Conspiracy to sell drugs
  • Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
  • Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia


Defending your constitutional rights is my top priority, and I pride myself on analyzing every aspect of your case to find defenses to the accusations brought against you. I’m not afraid to ask the hard-hitting questions that will get you results.

  • Did the police have a legal reason to pull you over or search you?
  • Did a police officer coerce you into making a confession?
  • Was an informant involved in your arrest?

The answers to these questions can make the difference between spending your nights in a prison cell and spending your nights with your family at home. By challenging the prosecution at every turn, I ensure that you get the best defense for your money.

How you can defend yourself from the police

Every good drug defense begins with a good client, and a well-informed client is a good client. Here are three helpful tips for clients to remember when dealing with the police:

  1. Do not say anything. If they ask you questions, ask for a lawyer immediately.
  2. Do not consent to a search. Unless a police officer has a warrant or there is probable cause to do so, the police have no authority to search you, your home, your car or your personal belongings. They can, however, ask for your consent to search. Just say no.
  3. Remain calm. It is always best to stay calm and be polite when dealing with police. Getting a police officer angry at you never has positive consequences.

Fight for your future. Contact Michael A. Rataj, PC today.

If you have been charged with a drug crime, your future may be on the line. Let attorney Michael A. Rataj zealously represent your interests in court and help you take back your life. Call Michael A. Rataj, PC today at 313-963-4LAW or contact me online to set up your free initial consultation.

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