Practice Areas

Gurewitz & Raben, PLC can help if you have been arrested, suspect you are being investigated for, or have already been convicted of a wide array of crimes.  We provide comprehensive legal services for clients facing criminal charges related to:

Felonies and misdemeanors

You deserve to have high-quality legal representation if you have been arrested for committing a felony or misdemeanor crime.  Our law firm routinely works with clients who need assistance with:

  • Drug charges
  • Conspiracy
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • Extortion
  • Stalking
  • Fraud and embezzlement
  • Assault crimes
  • Resisting police authority
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Sexual conduct crimes
  • Larceny
  • Destruction of Property
  • Breaking & Entering

We have more than 80 years of collective experience trying cases before state and federal courts in Michigan.

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Public corruption

Elected officials and government employees must take care to protect their reputations when even whispers of corruption arise.  Our law firm defends local, state, and federal employees and officials accused of:

  • Election fraud
  • Paying or accepting bribes or kickbacks
  • RICO violations
  • Campaign finance violations
  • Supply or Construction Contract fraud
  • Federal extortion (Hobbs Act)

Your reputation and livelihood are precious, and we do everything possible to safeguard your good name by thoroughly investigating the charges against you and building a strong defense.

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White collar crime

Gurewitz & Raben, PLC can help if you are under investigation or have been arrested for committing a white collar crime.  Some of the most common white collar crime cases we handle involve:

  • Business fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Banking fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Financial crimes
  • Money laundering
  • RICO
  • Health care fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Organized crime
  • Embezzlement

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Health care fraud

Health care facilities and professionals facing fraud allegations need legal aid from a professional attorney who has a thorough understanding of laws governing health care providers.  Our lawyers tailor their services to fulfill your needs if you have been accused of:

  • Adding hidden charges to a bill
  • Manipulating billing codes
  • “Upcoding” on Medicare and Medicaid claim forms
  • Committing Medicaid fraud and Medicare fraud
  • Prescribing unnecessary controlled substances
  • Inflating bills
  • Performing medically unnecessary services to collect insurance money
  • Accepting illegal payments for exclusive right of services or contracts
  • Falsely billing for services not rendered

Contact our office if a state, federal, or insurance company is investigating your practice.

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Drug crimes

State and federal drug crimes carry serious repercussions for guilty parties.  We represent the rights of individuals who have been charged with:

  • Marijuana crimes
  • Drug possession
  • Drug sales
  • Drug trafficking
  • Possession with intent to deliver
  • Drug Conspiracy
  • Felony and misdemeanor drug charges
  • Manufacturing or cultivation of controlled substances
  • Continuing criminal enterprise
  • Forfeiture

We examine every aspect of your arrest and the search of your house, vehicle, or other property to ensure your constitutional rights were not violated in any way.

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Computer and internet crimes

The relative anonymity of the online world has created an environment where it is easy to commit, or frame others for committing, illegal actions.  Our lawyers have the legal knowledge needed to defend clients accused of any of the following computer and internet crimes:

  • Spam crimes and illegal mass marketing emails
  • Violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • Theft or misappropriation of trade secrets, credit card information, bank information, and other forms of identity theft
  • Fraud
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Production, possession, sale, distribution, or receipt of child pornography

Building a sound defense is crucial to both clearing your name and the success of your case, especially in instances where the stigma of child pornography could permanently ruin your reputation.  Our firm works with internet technology and computer forensic experts as part of our investigation process, doing everything possible to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

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Appeals and habeas corpus

A guilty conviction is not necessarily final in a criminal case.  You have the right to appeal—either through habeas corpus or a 6.500 motion—to see if the sentence against you can be reduced or dismissed on legal grounds.  An attorney from our firm can analyze all the details of your original case to look for flaws and weaknesses and tell you whether your conviction warrants an appeal.  If so, we can provide assistance with:

  • Appeals to the U.S. Sixth and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Appeals to the Michigan Court of Appeals or the Michigan Supreme Court
  • Federal habeas corpus proceedings (§2254 and §2255 petitions)
  • Motions to reduce jail and prison sentences
  • Michigan 6.500 motions (motions for relief from judgment)

As Michigan law has strict deadlines for filing appeals and motions for sentence reductions within a specific period of time, it is vital you contact our firm as soon as possible so we can begin the process of reviewing your case.

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Juvenile law

While crimes committed under a certain age are sealed from public record, being convicted of breaking the law can have a lasting impact on the course of a young adult’s life.  Our law firm defends the rights of minors who are charged with:

  • Truancy
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Drug and alcohol offenses
  • Assault and battery
  • Vandalism
  • Computer crimes
  • Theft and fraud
  • Weapons offenses
  • Curfew violations
  • Gang and violent offenses
  • Probation violations

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Contact our Michigan criminal defense law firm today

Whether the charge you face is simple or complex, Gurewitz & Raben, PLC has the legal savvy needed to see your case through from start to finish.  Reach out to our Detroit office online to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our firm.


Gurewitz & Raben, PLC represents clients in Detroit and the surrounding area, including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Genesee counties.  The firm’s attorneys are admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  In addition, Harold Gurewitz and Margaret Raben are also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

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