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AREAS OF PRACTICE

At Garske Hewitt, we can help you with most legal matters you encounter. These are a few of our areas of expertise, but it is not an all-inclusive list. If your issue is not covered here, please contact us for your free consultation by calling (989) 355-0100.

Criminal Defense

Being accused of a crime can be one of the scariest moments of your life.  Let our years of experience get you through these troubling times.  We have taken cases in over 20 Michigan Counties.

Attorney Marcus Garske is one of the area’s only Trial College graduates.  Trial College is a week long training program designed to teach Attorneys the extra tools that are needed to be successful in all facets of a Jury Trial.

Here at Garske Hewitt we have handled everything from Speeding Tickets to Open Murder, but here is a list of the most common crimes that we have defended:

  • OWI – Operating While Intoxicated (Drunk Driving)
  • OUID – Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (Drugged Driving)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance – (Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, etc.)
  • Manufacturing/Delivery of Controlled Substance
  • Retail Fraud (Shop Lifting)
  • Driving Charges (Speeding, No Insurance, No License, etc.)
  • Assault and Battery (Fighting)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Minor in Possession (MIP)
  • Fleeing and Eluding
  • Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing an Officer
  • Home Invasion (burglary from a house)
  • Larceny in a Building
  • Robbery

You need an attorney that understands the whole picture.  One who understands how a conviction will affect you outside the courtroom, especially when it comes to your Driver’s License, State Licensing (including Nursing Licensing), and your Gun Rights.

You need a Non-Judgmental, Empathetic, Advocate who can stand up for your rights!

Personal Injury

When you or someone that you know and love has been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident; dog bite incident; slip and fall incident; motorcycle accident; and/or personal injury incident then, rights must be preserved, lives must be restored, and futures must be protected.

If you or someone that you know are struggling with the painful physical, emotional and/or financial recovery from a motor vehicle accident; dog bite incident; slip and fall incident; motorcycle accident; and/or personal injury incident, our experienced team of personal injury lawyers can help!

Our team of lawyers is extremely experienced with any of the following cases:

  • Slip and Fall
  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Wrongful Death
  • Intentional Torts (Assaults, Destruction of Property, etc.)

Our team of lawyers has been handling motor vehicle accidents; dog bite incidents; slip and falls; motorcycle accidents; and/or personal injury cases for numerous years. We will take the time to sit down with you and discuss the facts of your case, as well as the accident or incident that took place.  Then, we will go to work for you! We will stand up to the insurance companies and the games that they will try to play.  More importantly, we will make sure that you get the settlement that you deserve.

At Garske Hewitt, PLC, you will never have to worry about the cost of our quality representation because our quality, hard work is performed for you on a contingency fee basis; meaning, WE DO NOT GET PAID, UNLESS YOU GET PAID!

Call us today!  Our consultations are free! (989) 355-0100.

License Appeals

Have you lost your freedom to Drive? Has the Secretary of State or a Michigan Court taken your license away for a criminal conviction or medical issue?

Here at Garske Hewitt we are fully trained in all aspects of the License Appeal process. Including Appealing any denial to the Circuit Court.

We will walk you through step by step on your path to reinstating your Driving privileges. We will give you proper guidance on presenting your Community Proofs, guiding you to a qualified trained professional for your substance abuse evaluation and fully preparing you for any question or curve ball that Secretary of State may try to throw at you.

If you have questions, call today for a FREE CONSULTATION!

Family Law

No one ever goes into a relationship thinking that they will ever need an attorney someday.  However, not all relationship last and the ones that end aren’t always pretty.  At Garske Hewitt, if you find that you need an Attorney for a Divorce or Child Custody matter, we will stand up for you and for your family.  It is our goal to be the voice for you through what may be the hardest part of your relationship.  We will be with you ever step of the way to make sure that your voice is heard.

Family Law Services Include:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Revocation of Paternity
  • Post Judgment Motions (Including modification of Child/Spousal Support)

When you are confronted with a Family Law matter, you need an attorney that understands and will speak for you AND your family.

Real Estate

Real Estate Law is one of the most complicated areas of the law, and yet it is also the area where most people feel they can cut corners and “do it themselves.”  At Garske Hewitt we have nearly 30 years of real estate law experience.  We have handled all types of cases, from landlord-tenant disputes to zoning disputes, and even complex commercial projects.

One of the most common Real Estate problems is the Landlord/Tenant dispute.  If you have an unruly or nonpaying tenant we can help with evictions and get your property back to you as quickly as possible.  Or if you are a tenant, you might be faced with a landlord that is not providing the required minimum habitable living conditions.  We have the knowledge and experience to help you in all areas of landlord-tenant Law.

Estate Planning

No one enjoys confronting their own death, but the reality is that at some point everyone will one day pass on.  The unfortunate tragedy is when someone passes on without a proper Estate Plan (Including a Will or Trust).   It is important to not only protect yourself but also your loved ones, by sitting down and allowing us to easily guide you through the Estate Planning Process.

Your Estate Plan is unique to you and requires a multi-faceted review of your family and financial situations.  At Garske Hewitt, we will take the time to understand your unique set of circumstances.  We want to know what is important to you!  We can give you the peace of mind that in the event of your passing, your loved ones will not have an unnecessary legal struggle on top of their grief.

Estate Planning Services We Provide Include:

  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Medicaid Planning

Estate Planning can seem daunting and overwhelming.  Most do not realize that passing on without an Estate Plan in place can greatly affect their loved ones.  Give us a call and let Garske Hewitt see you through it!

Business Succession

Have you worked hard to build your business throughout the years?

Is it time to pass your business on to the next generation of leadership?

Planning for the future of a family owned business or farm is integral in ensuring the success for future generations of the family, as well as protecting the future of your employees.  At Garske Hewitt we have been advising small family businesses for nearly 20 years.  We have the experience and knowledge to make sure that your business can easily and successfully transition from one generation to the next.