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Lansing Homicide Lawyer

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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.

Homicide & Manslaughter in Michigan

If you are being investigated for manslaughter or homicide or if you have already been charged with a crime, you need an aggressive lawyer who can help you build a strong defense. As a Lansing homicide defense attorney familiar with how these cases are handled in Michigan, I can help.

I come from a blue-collar background and I know how hard it is when it feels like the world is against you. I am a strong advocate for my clients and I am proud to provide them with personalized, compassionate legal counsel. If you are facing criminal charges, don’t risk hiring a lawyer you don’t feel confident in. Count on Coontz Law.

Legal representation that puts you first

The penalties associated with a manslaughter or homicide conviction are severe. Because of this, you want a Lansing criminal defense lawyer who can confidently and effectively fight on your behalf. I can help you understand the nature of the charges brought against you, explain your legal options, and guide you in making the decisions that protect your best interests.

There are several different classes of homicide charges, including

  • First-degree murder: It must be proven that the perpetrating individual premeditated the act
  • Felony murder: This is a sub-category of first-degree murder related to murders associated with specific felonies, such as arson, child abuse, carjacking, kidnapping, and home invasion.
  • Second-degree murder: Premeditation does not need to be proven by the prosecution
  • Voluntary manslaughter: The act of killing another is intentional, but it occurred in the heat of passion
    Involuntary manslaughter: Involves killing someone unintentionally

Because a conviction comes with such a hefty price, a detail-oriented, aggressive approach to your defense is vital. Police reports and witness testimony must be carefully investigated and all aspects of your case should be thoroughly scrutinized, leaving no stone unturned. I am ready to shield you from prosecutors and law enforcement officials who may try to infringe upon your rights.

To me, you matter

As a homicide defense lawyer in Lansing, I represent a new generation of attorneys. I believe in providing my clients with unique solutions that are tailored to their situation. I am agile and flexible in my approach to representation, which ensures that I can effectively adjust my approach depending on the circumstances of your case.

When you need an attorney who can be there for you at a moment’s notice and who will stay with you from start to finish, Coontz Law is the firm to call.

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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.