The Law Office of Alona Sharon only represents clients who are facing criminal charges or who have been convicted of a crime. My law firm is not a general practice firm. Why not? Because I am passionate about protecting the rights of the accused.
When you or a loved one is facing criminal charges or have been convicted of a crime it is critical that you turn to a lawyer who lives, eats and breathes criminal defense law.
At the Law Office of Alona Sharon every day is spent defending clients, their rights and freedom.
Client charged with several counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct of various degrees, potentially looking at up to 10 years in prison and registry on the sex offender list.
After conducting thorough investigation and a 2 hour preliminary examination during which Ms. Sharon grilled the complaining witnesses all charges against the client were dismissed and he pled to 2 counts of disorderly conduct.
No sex offender registry required, no incarceration, minimal fines. Hillsdale County, 2012.
Criminal law is always changing. Not only do the procedural rules of how to pursue an appeal change but new cases come down from the Michigan appeal courts at least twice a week. That does not include cases published by the federal circuit courts and the United States Supreme Court.
If you turn to a lawyer who practices in multiple areas of the law you have to wonder how does he or she stay up to date in every area of the law in which he practices. The truth is, it is impossible.
That is why you need a lawyer who is immersed in criminal defense 100% of the time, a lawyer who is aware of all of the changes in the court rules, procedure and of new case law coming out of the Michigan and Federal courts.
Alona has represented clients in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Hillsdale, Gratiot and Kent County. There are no boundaries to her passion for justice.
Client was charged with second degree murder in Wayne County. While represented by another attorney the district court ruled that there was not enough evidence to charge the client. The prosecution then appealed the ruling. Ms. Sharon represented the client on the appeal and successfully upheld the lower court’s ruling. Client remained uncharged with the crime and free to be home with his family. Wayne County, 2012.
Alona is a dedicated Michigan Sex Crimes Attorney who is passionate about protecting the rights of her client. Any sex crime conviction is a life altering experience. Simple things, such as looking for a job, become difficult due to background searches performed by potential employers. Having to face such circumstances the rest of your life would be an incredible challenge for any individual.
It is important to select a lawyer who focuses on this area of the law and has direct experience defending these cases. Working with a “general practice” attorney is a risk that is best not taken given the seriousness of these offenses and the potential outcome if a case is lost.
Alona has extensive experience in filing direct appeals. These are appeals that follow a defendant’s conviction after trial. Every defendant has a right to a direct appeal following a trial conviction as long as it is pursued timely.
It is critical to trust a lawyer who knows all of the important procedure and law associated with direct appeals and who knows how to persuasively present the legal errors that were made in your case. Alona Sharon is that lawyer.
If you did not timely pursue your appeal by right or if you pled guilty to a crime you can still file an appeal. These appeals are known as Appeals by Leave.
In order to be successful in an Appeal by Leave you must persuade a higher court that there has been a miscarriage of justice and that it should accept your appeal in order to correct the injustice. A persuasive writer and researcher is critical to success in these appeals. Alona is that writer.
If you or a loved one has exhausted a direct appeal and believe there were legal mistakes made at your trial that were never properly raised on appeal you have the right to file a 6.500 motion. 6.500 Motions are filed in the trial court and require that extra hurdles be met in order to be successful in your appeal. You can only file one 6.500 motion so it is critical that it be done correctly the first time. Don’t trust this critical appeal to an inexperienced appellate lawyer.
Alona is a graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College which provides lawyers with new and persuasive techniques for selecting jurors and communicating defense theories to jurors. Your case and your future deserve the best trained professional who will fight for you in a persuasive and compelling manner. Alona is that writer.