Criminal Defense – Federal and State

Criminal Defense Law Firm in Detroit & Bloomfield Hills, MI

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, the law firm of Hertz Schram should be your first choice. Our lawyers are bold, forward-thinking and uncommonly creative when it comes to criminal defense. We will stand up and defend you against charges by a government with unlimited resources to prosecute you. Our firm will fight to protect your rights and minimize the charges and punishments you face.

Bloomfield Hills, MI Criminal Defense Attorneys & Detroit Federal & State Defense Law Firm

Defending You Against Criminal Allegations

We bring more than four decades of experience to every criminal defense case we handle. At Hertz Schram, our attorneys are available to defend you against criminal allegations in state and federal courts in Detroit and Michigan and throughout the country. We are ready to provide you the level of exhaustive, aggressive, creative and dedicated representation that you deserve.

Our lawyers are available to represent you during grand jury investigations and handle all state and federal felony and misdemeanor charges, including those outlined below.

In addition to handling all state and federal criminal charges, we can assist with related matters, such as criminal forfeiture. We can also represent professionals in licensing and disciplinary proceedings, particularly health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, dentists and pharmacists.

To learn more about how our experienced criminal defense team can help you, email or call us at (248) 975-7272 for a consultation.

Federal White-Collar Crimes (Corporations, Corporate Officers, & Employees)

  • Internal investigations
  • Grand jury witness and corporate representation
  • Fraud charges (mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, insurance fraud, tax fraud, and mortgage fraud)
  • Interstate commerce violations
  • Public corruption
  • RICO and racketeering charges
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Internet crimes
  • Perjury
  • Bribery
  • Health care fraud offenses (involving violations of Federal or State law)
  • Tax offenses (evasion, false statement, conspiracy)
  • Environmental violations
  • United States Customs violations

Drunk Driving & Traffic Violations (Felonies, Misdemeanors & Civil Infractions)

  • All drunk driving (OWI) and related offenses
  • All drug and narcotics while driving offenses (including marijuana, cannabis, etc.)
  • Minor in possession
  • Open intoxicants
  • Speeding
  • Reckless and careless driving
  • Vehicular assault
  • Hit and run
  • Driving offenses involving injuries or fatalities
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked
  • Resisting arrest
  • License suspensions and revocations
  • Secretary of State license matters
  • Driver’s license appeals and restoration

Felonies & Misdemeanors

  • State and federal white-collar crimes (bank fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, interstate commerce violations, money laundering, embezzlement, obstruction of justice, wire fraud, bribery, mail fraud, forgery and more)
  • Internet crimes (Internet gambling, pornography, solicitation and identity theft)
  • Sex crimes (rape, criminal sexual assault, abuse, and lewd and lascivious conduct)
  • Drug charges (drug possession, delivery, manufacturing, trafficking, conspiracy)
  • Violent crimes (assault and battery, vehicular assault, murder, manslaughter, domestic violence)
  • Property crimes (theft, robbery, burglary, vandalism, arson)
  • Customs and border offenses


  • State and federal forfeiture matters
  • Criminal forfeiture
  • Civil forfeiture
  • Tax forfeiture

Your Federal & State Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our firm was founded on the belief that our clients deserve the best possible representation in disputes, litigation and transactions.
Everyday, our attorneys strive to provide it.

Detroit Criminal Defense Law Firm – Defense Attorneys Serving the Areas of Bloomfield Hills, MI & Detroit, MI

Walter J. Piszczatowski


Victor M. Norris

Managing Shareholder Emeritus

"I am best known for my competitive spirit and will to win.
I wear a few different hats … and they all fit."

Steven P. Jenkins


"Never underestimate the positive impact an attorney can have on their clients' lives."

Kristen Hunter Randall


"Exceptionally thorough, attentive to detail, and committed to producing only high-quality work product"

Scott Weinberg

Of Counsel

"Creative thinking as a defense attorney pays off."


Attorney Michael Rex is a class A+ attorney and guy!

Awards and Accolades

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