Practice Areas

Attorney, Todd L. Levitt, has specialized in the area of criminal defense for more than two decades.  There are a number of areas that has been the focus of the practice:

  • Misdemeanors & Felonies
  • Drunk Driving
  • Drug cases
  • Student Representation
  • Driver’s License Restoration
  • Violation of Ignition Interlock Devices
  • Cannabis Law & Consultation

 

Misdemeanor

A lesser crime punishable by a fine and/or county jail time for up to one year. Misdemeanors are distinguished from felonies which can be punished by a state prison term. They are tried in the lowest local court such as district, municipal, police or justice courts. Typical misdemeanors include: drunk driving, operating with the presence of drugs, zero tolerance (person under 21 with a high BAC), possession of marijuana, minor in possession of alcohol, assault & battery, larceny under $200, malicious destruction of property, retail fraud, driving with a suspended license, disturbing the peace, open intoxicants, attending a nuisance party, hosting a nuisance party, trespass. A number of misdemeanors could be enhanced to a felony if the local district attorney feels the facts are sufficient to issue the charges.

Felony

A crime punishable with  a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from a misdemeanor which is only punishable by confinement to county or local jail and/or a fine. 2) a crime carrying a minimum term of one year or more in state prison, since a year or less can be served in county jail. However, a sentence upon conviction for a felony may sometimes be less than one year at the discretion of the judge and within limits set by statute. Felonies are sometimes referred to as “high crimes” as described in the U. S. Constitution.

 

Drug Cases

A drug case can be either charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the facts of the case. Typical cases we handle are as follows: possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of an analogue, possession of wax, possession of cocaine, possession of meth, delivery and manufacture of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug house, illegal transport of medical marijuana, delivery without enumeration and any and all cases relating to the defense of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.

 

Student Representation

Todd, having graduated himself from Central Michigan University in 1988, has specialized in student representation earning the honor of best lawyer by CM-Life as voted by the student body. Todd launched The Free Law Clinic for students which at the time were located on Central Michigan Universities campus in the Bovee Center providing access to students who needed pro bono legal advice. Additionally, Todd has served as academic advisor to a number of fraternities as well as intermural sport teams. In the past Todd taught at CMU as an adjunct professor, in The College of Business.  Todd is the main sponsor of Sports Managements Association 3 on3 basketball tournament taking place each fall on campus. The Gus Macker Basketball Tournament, The CMU Cheer Squad and other student organizations and team sports benefit from Todd’s generosity each year calling on him to sponsor their events. Student representation is not limited to Central Michigan but includes: Michigan State University, Alma College, Northwood, University of Michigan, Northern Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Mid-Michigan Community College, Lansing Community College, Lake State Superior University, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State and Michigan Tech.

 

Driver’s License Restoration