Criminal Defense Attorney in Troy, MI

If you’re searching for a criminal defense attorney, Carrah Crofton-Wloszek can help. She fights for her clients and will make sure your rights are protected.

Troy Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer

Get the Best Outcome for Your Criminal Case

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you’re probably wondering what’s coming next. Will you have to spend time in jail? Will you have to spend time apart from your family? Will you have to pay fines? Carrah is a criminal defense lawyer in Troy who can answer your questions and help you to get the best possible outcome for your case.

Carrah Crofton-Wloszek is a well-respected criminal defense attorney who has successfully represented clients facing both felony and misdemeanor charges. With Carrah on your side, you can rest assured that your best interests will be taken into account every step of the way. She has the experience and knowledge necessary to build a strong case on your behalf.

As a female criminal defense attorney, Carrah can relate to the fear and stress that criminal charges can have on women. In addition, Carrah has a wealth of experience in immigration law, and understands how a criminal conviction can impact one’s immigration status.

Carrah Crofton

District & Circuit Courts

Carrah Crofton is a respected attorney in courts throughout Oakland County. Some criminal cases are handled in District Courts such as Troy, Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills, Madison heights and Oak Park. Other crimes are handled at the circuit court level and Carrah has experience handling cases at the Oakland County Circuit Court.

52nd District Court Division 4

Charges Carrah Can Help With

  • Drunk driving (DUI/OWI)
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked
  • Drug possession
  • Theft and property crimes - retail fraud
  • White collar crimes - Fraud, embezzlement
  • Juvenile cases
  • Probation violations
  • Expungements & setting aside a conviction

A Criminal Defense Attorney You Can Trust

Carrah Crofton can defend you against any criminal charge, no matter what it is. Whether you're facing a misdemeanor or a felony, she has the expertise to help you. Here is a list of some of the crimes she helps defend our clients against:

  • Aiding & Abetting/Accessory
  • Alcohol Intoxication
  • Arson
  • Assault/Battery
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Conspiracy
  • Contempt
  • Criminal Abuse
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Custodial Interference
  • DUI
  • Embezzlement
  • Escape
  • Extortion
  • Fleeing or Evading
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Gambling
  • Harassment
  • Homicide
  • Identity Theft
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Kidnapping
  • Marijuana
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Open Container Law
  • Obstructing Governmental Operations
  • Perjury
  • Probation Violation
  • Fleeing or Evading
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Gambling
  • Harassment
  • Homicide
  • Identity Theft
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Kidnapping
  • Marijuana
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Open Container Law
  • Obstructing Governmental Operations
  • Perjury
  • Probation Violation
  • Prostitution
  • Public Intoxication
  • Rape
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Shoplifting
  • Sodomy
  • Solicitation
  • Stalking
  • Tampering
  • Terroristic Threatening
  • Theft
  • Unlawful Imprisonment

How Criminal Cases Work

Although the criminal justice process in Michigan may be daunting, we can provide you with guidance and support through every stage. Let's take a look at what the process entails and what choices are available at each point along the way.


At your first court appearance, known as an arraignment, the judge will review any bail conditions and you will enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or stand mute and the judge will enter a not guilty plea for you. All charges are first processed at the District Court level. Your criminal defense attorney may request that the bail be reviewed.

Types of Bond:

  • Personal Bond – when the defendant is released on their own recognizance (released on promise that you will come back)
  • 10% Bond – when you are required to pay 10% of the full bail amount ordered
  • Cash bond - when must pay the full amount of bail to be released
  • Surety Bond – Requires property or collateral to insure the bond, this is done through a bonding agency who then pays the court

A not guilty plea will result in a future court appearance to discuss the charges (misdemeanors and traffic violations) or to have a trial. For felony charges, there will be a preliminary examination where the prosecution presents evidence to show there is probable cause a crime was committed, and that the defendant committed it.

Pre-Trial Conference

Pre-trial conferences are an opportunity for your attorney to discuss possible plea agreements with the prosecutor. These agreements can take many different forms and may be a good option for resolving your case without going to trial. Options include:

  • Dismissal
  • Deferred Sentence
  • Fines
  • Court Costs
  • Restitution
  • Probation
  • Random Drug Testing
  • Suspended Jail Time
  • Drug & Alcohol Evaluation/Treatment/Rehabilitation
  • Incarceration (jail time)
  • No Contact with Persons or Premises
  • 3rd Party Mediation
  • Therapy
  • Classes
  • License Suspension
  • Community service

Your criminal defense lawyer will work to get the best possible outcome for your case, whether that means dismissal of charges or a reduced sentence. Through pre-trial conferences and talks with the prosecutor, your lawyer will uncover the evidence against you and craft a strong defense. The court may also hear motions on various topics that could impact the outcome of your case. With experienced legal representation, you can be confident that you are in good hands.


When you are charged with a crime, you will have to go through either a bench trial or a jury trial. In a bench trial, it is only the judge who hears the case and decides on your guilt or innocence. The prosecution will present their evidence first, and then the defense gets to present theirs.

The jury trial process can be complex, and it is important for jurors to understand the questions they must answer and the evidence they may consider. The jury must answer whether the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Jury trials include:

  • Jury selection
  • Opening statements by each side
  • Prosecution’s presentation of evidence
  • Defense’s presentation of evidence
  • Closing arguments
  • Jury instructions
  • Jury deliberations
  • Jury’s decision


Once the trial is complete, there are a number of next steps that may be taken. This can include filing a motion for a new trial, notifying the court of your intention to appeal, or requesting an expungement. Additionally, you may be required to pay fines and costs, as well as provide evidence to the court of completion of any other sentencing requirements should you be convicted.

Carrah approaches each problem with three essential elements: strategic thinking, creative solutions, and proven results.
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