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Top Macomb County Domestic Violence Lawyer
Barnwell Law, PLLC

If you’re looking for a top Warren, MI domestic violence lawyer to represent you in Macomb County or anywhere else in Michigan, you’ll want to call my firm today. Over the years I have handled countless domestic violence cases. Often times these cases are great for trial because the evidence can be severely lacking or…

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Criminal Defense Attorney Cost and Fees
Barnwell Law, PLLC

How much does a criminal defense attorney cost? There are hundreds of people in the state who say they practice criminal law. But there are very few who are actual criminal defense attorneys who solely practice criminal defense and are seen as leading practitioners in the field. At the outset, let me state that I…

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How Do I Get My DUI Case Dismissed?
Barnwell Law, PLLC

Is it possible to get a DUI dismissed in Macomb County or anywhere else in Michigan? It is, but don’t let a lot of lawyer and attorney websites fool you. Getting a flat out dismissal is the exception, not the rule to a DUI, OWI, OUIL and drunk driving case. These things happen, but they…

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Top Macomb County Trial Criminal Lawyer
Barnwell Law, PLLC

In 2023 alone, top Macomb County criminal attorney William Barnwell has so far tried six jury trial cases. Each client walked away without a conviction. Five of those cases resulted in Not Guilty verdicts. Of those five Not Guilty verdicts, three of the juries came back with acquittals after less than 15 minutes of deliberating.…

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Royal Oak Criminal Defense Attorney
Barnwell Law, PLLC Team

One of my favorite courts to practice in is the 44th District Court that is located in Royal Oak. The 44th District Court handles cases that arise in Royal Oak and Berkley. While I have practiced extensively in courts around Michigan, Royal Oak is considered one of my “home bases.” One of my offices is…

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Recent Changes to the 39th District Court for Roseville and Fraser
Barnwell Law, PLLC Team

If you are facing a criminal case in the 39th District Court, which has jurisdiction over Roseville and Fraser, there are two newer judges who have taken the bench recently. Those judges are the Honorable Alyia Hakim and the Honorable Kathleen Tocco. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Hakim’s practice focused primarily on criminal defense and…

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Royal Oak Drug, Alcohol, DUI, OWI Offenses
Barnwell Law, PLLC Team

Royal Oak is a popular Metro-Detroit destination for bars, parties, and fun. Unfortunately, this also means a high number of people in Royal Oak and Berkely charged with offenses such as drunk driving, OWI, DUI, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and other related offenses. The 44th District Court, located in Royal Oak, hears…

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The 43rd District Court, Madison Heights, Ferndale, and Hazel Park — All Misdemeanors and Felonies
Barnwell Law, PLLC Team

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense in the 43rd District Court, your case will be heard in one of the three branches of the 43rd District Court that exist in Ferndale, Madison Heights, or Hazel Park. Depending on where the offense was alleged to have occurred will determine which branch…

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Client Reviews

Call him. Day or night, he actually answers. And he personally will fight your case. Not pass it off to someone else who won't return your calls once you hire them, like so many other law firms. Great results!

Cheryl T.

Excellent attorney. Fights hard for all his clients and produces results. Not only knows his stuff but you can tell cares about all his clients and sees them as real people and worth fighting for.

Jake A.

Absolutely amazing. Bill goes above and beyond for his client. I have been blessed to have had him by my side and would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal counsel.

Jamie N.

I contacted Bill Barnwell personally, spoke with him and hired. He represented me in a domestic violence case. I felt that the accusations on me we're incorrect. Bill was able to have the case dismissed with no key...


Mr. Bill Barnwell is by far the Best Attorney I have ever had the luxury of representing me. He was very persistent and persuasive to the point of me only serving 12 days in county on a 4th Habitual felony of violation...


Bill was extremely helpful, from the beginning of my initial consultation through my appearance in front of the judge. I was charged with a misdemeanor in Highland Park while on vacation from a different state. I had no...


Mr. Bill Barnwell assisted me through a pretty scary situation where I had a person harass/stalk me. Mr. Barnwell was very empathetic and helpful. After dealing with police, detectives, different attorneys and judges...


Receiving an OWI ticket with a .15 bac from a State police officer on I-696 was something I wasn't ready for. It was also written on the ticket that I was speeding more than 15mph over the speed limit. The officer didn't...


I hired Bill for a felony case on which I wrongly accused and my rights were violated. Mr. Barnwell fought this charge tooth and nail and I am happy to say all charges were dismissed. His dedication for his clients...


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