Detroit Criminal Defense lawyer

Todd Flood

Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Detroit Criminal Defense Local Legal Authority.

Todd Flood

Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney

Detroit Criminal Defense lawyer

Todd Flood

Todd Flood is the managing partner of Flood Law, PLLC and has a proven track record of trying over three hundred cases. Prior to establishing Flood Law, Todd worked as an Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor. As a prosecutor, Todd litigated and tried a variety of cases ranging from homicides, complicated fraud cases, narcotics trafficking cases and criminal sexual conduct cases, to general crimes. Prior to leaving the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, he was promoted to Principal Attorney in charge of the Drug House Unit under Mike Duggan. While in the Drug House Unit, Todd successfully litigated against absentee landowners, including the DNR and mortgage holders, to clean up blighted houses that were used to sell narcotics.

Since leaving the Prosecutor’s Office, Todd has been recognized for litigating complicated civil claims, including wrongful death suits, civil rights violations and whistleblower actions.

Todd’s work has earned him the recognition amongst his peers as a Top Lawyer in the State of Michigan, A Fellow of the State Bar, an honor which is earned by less than one percent of the Bar, a Fellow of the Oakland County Bar, recognition from Crain’s Detroit Business as a top lawyer, multiple awards in the Super Lawyers publication, Lawyers Weekly Award as one of the Top Ten Lawyers of the Year in the State, along with many other honors and awards.

Some of Todd’s most notable work has been in courtrooms across the state, where he has successfully tried hundreds of cases. These cases include defending complicated RICO prosecutions, homicides, and corporations and individuals facing the might of the government. Todd’s experiences have also led him into the arena of conducting investigations. These investigations have included matters involving companies, universities, hospitals and local municipalities.

This is not the first time Todd has been called upon to step in to prosecute cases while being in private practice. Todd was designated as a Special Assistant Attorney General to prosecute cases in Oakland County and assist in prosecuting a pharmaceutical company.

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About Detroit Criminal Defense Law

If you or your loved one is facing a criminal charge, it can be a nerve-wracking and intimidating time.  Given the complexity of criminal laws and the potentially severe consequences, an experienced Detroit criminal lawyer is essential to navigating through this uncertain time.

Below we have provided some basic information about Detroit criminal law, including when and how a Detroit criminal defense attorney in can be most useful.

What Are Criminal Charges?

At its simplest, an individual is facing criminal charges when they have committed a crime.  A crime is any act committed or omitted that violates a public law.  The laws of Michigan will define these forbidden acts.  All crimes will generally fall into one of the following categories:

  • Felony: Felonies are the most severe level of crime, generally punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, in addition to any fines.  Examples of crimes that are considered felonies include murder, arson, and rape.
  • Misdemeanor: Misdemeanors are lesser crimes, generally resulting in prison sentences of less than a year and lesser fines.  Examples of misdemeanors include trespassing and vandalism.
  • Infraction: Infractions are minor or petty crimes that normally do not result in jail time.  Examples include speeding or running a red light.

While each of the above categories of crimes come with different punishments, each can have a significant impact on an individual’s life.

How a Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

If you are facing criminal charges, you should contact a Criminal Defense attorney in Detroit as soon as possible.  Regardless of whether you have committed some wrongdoing or if you are completely innocent, a licensed legal practitioner will be an invaluable resource throughout the criminal process.

A criminal lawyer in Detroit can assist in all facets of the criminal process, including:

  • Ensure Your Rights are Protected. You may have heard the recitation of Miranda rights in movies or TV shows – including the right to an attorney.  This is considered an essential right to those facing criminal charges because an attorney can ensure a charged individual receives all the rights they are due under the law.
  • Understand the Legal Process. Criminal attorneys know the ins and outs of the legal process for criminal cases.  They can assist you in any preliminary hearings, ensure your bail is set at a reasonable amount, and confirm that all legal procedures are being properly followed by the police and the prosecutor.
  • Create Defense Strategy. Lawyers who work in Detroit criminal law have significant experience strategizing the most effective way to handle a case.  This often includes striking deals with the prosecution and securing lesser sentences.
  • Understand Case Precedent. One important tool in a successful criminal case is past case law.  If there are past cases where a similarly situated defendant overcame criminal charges, an attorney can use this to persuade a judge or jury that you should see the same result.

As you or your loved one determines next steps for handling criminal charges, an Detroit Criminal Defense attorney will be an invaluable asset.  The criminal legal process can present unexpectedly complicated twists and turns, where a wrong step could result in serious limitations on your personal liberty.

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What clients in Detroit are saying about
Todd Flood

Flood Law
Based on 3 reviews
Yvonne Coleman
Yvonne Coleman
23:54 04 Aug 19
Impeccably smart...
Dan Barlow
Dan Barlow
04:36 30 Sep 17
Excellent, caring lawyers. They were very willing to work with people as far as payment, and they go above and beyond to represent their clients.
Mary Foster
Mary Foster
21:30 27 May 17

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Todd Flood

Managing Partner of Flood Law

Proven track record of trying over three hundred cases.

Previously worked as Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor

Lawyers Weekly Award as one of the Top Ten Lawyers of the Year in the State


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