Fighting For Your Life Against Murder Charges

My name is Marc E. Hart. My law firm is devoted exclusively to criminal defense, bringing 30 years of criminal trial experience to your situation. Rather than just going for the quick and easy plea, my mindset is to vigorously fight the allegations, win the case at trial, or find the leverage necessary to minimize the penalties and collateral consequences in every client’s case.

My name is Marc E. Hart, and I have more than 30 years of criminal trial experience in Royal Oak and throughout Michigan. Instead of surrendering to a plea bargain, my mission is to vigorously fight the allegations against you, win the case at trial, or find the leverage to otherwise help you minimize the penalties you face.

First-degree murder – Mandatory life in prison, no possibility of parole

Second-degree murder –Up to life in prison

Manslaughter – Up to 15 years in prison

If someone is charged with taking a life – either intentionally or by accident – these are the very real prison sentences he or she is facing. Sentences in homicide cases are often the harshest sentences judges ever impose. The difference between freedom and prison, between innocence and guilt, often depends on the experience, expertise, passion and skill of the lawyer defending the case.

Former Prosecutor – Aggressive Defense Attorney

Marc E. Hart began his career as a prosecuting attorney in Wayne County. As a prosecutor he was specially selected to be a member of PROB, the elite unit within the prosecutor's office that prosecuted many of Detroit and Wayne County's most high-profile and complex murder and homicide cases. Since opening his criminal defense firm in 1995, Mr. Hart has won not-guilty verdicts and dismissals for clients charged with committing virtually every kind of homicide including premeditated murder, felony murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter and drunk driving causing death.

He has 30 years of experience trying violent crime cases, including cases charging:

  • First-degree premeditated murder
  • First-degree felony murder (a homicide that occurs during the commission of another crime)
  • Second-degree murder
  • Conspiracy to commit murder
  • Drunk driving homicide
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Negligent homicide
  • Reckless discharge of a firearm causing death
  • Attempted murder
  • Assault with intent to commit murder

Because the law in murder and homicide cases is often complicated and confusing. Mr. Hart will take the time to explain the specific charges to you in plain language, talk to you about the strengths and weaknesses of your case, devise a defense strategy specifically tailored to your case and navigate you through the often frightening complexities of being charged with killing someone. He enlists the services of private investigators, firearms experts, forensic experts and other experts as needed to maximize the likelihood of victory in every case.

Criminal Defense For Murder Or Manslaughter

Anyone charged with murder, manslaughter or any kind of homicide is in for the fight of his or her life, a fight for his or her freedom and a fight for his or her future. Contact defense attorney Marc E. Hart immediately at 248-397-5899 or contact us online. Mr. Hart is available day or night, 24/7, to protect the rights of his clients and for emergency free consultations. The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart defends clients in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Monroe counties, and throughout the state of Michigan.