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Lansing Criminal Defense Attorney

When it’s you vs. everybody you need a firm that will defend you like it’s their life on the line. Welcome to Coontz Law.
Unwavering Criminal Defense

How to contact us

1100 W. Saginaw Street, Suite 4-A,
Lansing, MI 48915
Get Direction (517) 940-8004 Free case review

Lansing Criminal Defense Attorney

Rights Don’t
Protect Themselves

Whether you are a citizen or not, in America, we all enjoy certain liberties and freedoms — it’s up to you to defend them.

Even if you have been charged with a crime, you still have rights.

You have the right to a skilled Lansing criminal defense attorney.

We’re not talking about a case or a criminal charge — this is your life.

After charges have been filed against you, time is not on your side.

What are you doing while the State builds their case against you?

Unlike large firms that approach every criminal case with the same cookie-cutter approach, we work your case like it’s our life and freedom on the line.

We’re not a cookie cutter firm looking at every client with dollar signs in our eyes. Our approach is tailored to your case.

We strengthen your defense by understanding the details, controlling the narrative and coming up with a real strategy.

We’re different and we really mean it.

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Exceptional thoroughness

We leave no stone unturned and meticulously investigate every case that we take on.

Night and weekend accessibility

When you need us, we are there. Your call will be answered day or night.

Flexible financing

Free case evaluations, flexible payment plans. Simple, flat-fee billing.

Fearless advocates

Relentless pursuit of the best possible outcome of your case. Period.

Yes, we’re big fans of defending people’s rights. But check out what our clients are saying...

(That's what really matters!)

"Dustyn Coontz was friendly and professional from the first meeting with him until the conclusion of my case"

I was informed and up to date through the entire process. Anytime I had questions or concerns I just contacted his office and was always answered or soon returned a call.

“Incredibly thorough and professional!”

Services rendered were above and beyond the call of duty. I can't imagine my experience with the legal system without the assistance of Coontz Law and the attorney provided to me.

“Hands down been an Excellent Lawyer!”

Never judged never looked down on my story instead gave me hope that the outcome would be better by fighting and not giving in. A lawyer thats Willing to fight for you to the end is ONE you WANT and NEED on your Team!!! I would recommend and also rate 5 Stars! I appreciate all you've done so far in my case.

“He is kind, compassionate, and cares about people.”

He even called me and texted me back a few extra times when he didn't have to. For me he went beyond. Thanks so much, Dustyn.

“If you need legal representation, I would highly recommend Coontz Law”

From my first conversation with Dustyn, he was a calm presence since this was the first time I needed any legal assistance. He truly wants the best for his clients and is truly a wonderful lawyer to have on your side. I never felt judged and he was willing to fight for the best outcome for myself & my future.
A great criminal defense starts with a simple free consultation

Our Process

You schedule a call
Meet briefly to learn more ∙ Understand your specific situation ∙ Determine if we can help
We suggest a solution
Know what it will cost ∙ Understand how long it’ll take ∙ Know what next steps look like.
We work together
Gather & review evidence ∙ Create defense strategy ∙ Provide updates without you even asking
Enjoy peace of mind
We’ll work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome on your case.


I’m innocent! Can you get my case dismissed?

While there are no guarantees, we promise to do everything in our power to get your charges dropped, restore your good name, and get you back on the right track. Reach out to our office for a free consultation to discuss your case and begin strategizing.

If the alleged victim does not want to press charges, will the charges be dropped?

Depending on the crimes in question, if the complainant (alleged victim) does not want to press charges, the prosecutor may drop the charges. But prosecutors can and often do pursue charges even if the complainants don’t cooperate. Especially if the offense involved a violent or dangerous crime.

Will I have to go to trial?

Ideally no. We’d always like to get your case dismissed or settle things before going to trial. But it doesn’t always work out that way. From day one, we treat your case with the same seriousness as if it were going to trial so that when it does, our team is ready!

If I’m offered a plea deal, should I take it?

Not before discussing your case with an experienced attorney. Accepting a plea deal is the same as admitting guilt. Although you may receive a lesser sentence, you’ll still be left with a criminal record that can be more damaging to your future than served penalties. It’s well worth your time to explore all of your options before accepting a plea deal.

Do I really need a lawyer if I intend to plead guilty?

Even if you’re set on pleading guilty, you should always consult an attorney before entering your guilty plea. Their legal knowledge can help reduce or remove penalties completely from what would otherwise be harsh consequences for the crime committed. It’s admirable that you want to own up to what you did wrong (Ownership is one of our core values!), but it doesn’t mean you should pay the unjust prices our criminal-justice system often asks of those convicted with crimes.