Why Choose Cripps & Silver

David Cripps and Gabi Silver are experienced criminal defense attorneys based in Detroit, Michigan. We represent our clients with compassion and integrity while aggressively advocating on their behalf to obtain the best possible outcome. Regardless of the charges, everyone deserves to have an attorney in their corner who will fight for them and ensure that their rights are protected at every turn. At Cripps & Silver, we believe in the criminal justice system, but it only works if those accused are provided meaningful, high-quality representation. This is our mission.

No criminal case is too challenging for us to take on. Well-known for our skill and expertise in the courtroom, we go the distance for our clients in every case we handle, never backing down or giving up. We represent clients facing criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors such as DUI to the most serious offenses, including armed robbery, rape, and homicide. We also handle appeals of convictions in state and federal court.

We are effective communicators.

At Cripps & Silver, we believe that communication is key to a successful attorney-client relationship and take great pride in our accessibility and responsiveness. We understand how stressful it can be to face criminal charges and not to know what is going on with your case. We will be by your side every step of the way, keeping you well-informed of the status of your case. We will listen to your questions and concerns and work closely with you to prepare a defense strategy that is tailored to your specific needs and the circumstances of your case.

We spend time getting to know our clients, building trust and confidence from the beginning. For most people being charged with a crime is a serious, potentially life-changing event. We want everyone we represent to feel comfortable hearing our advice and counsel, and not to feel rushed or pressured in any way. We will guide and support you through what can be a complicated and overwhelming process, spending as much time as you need talking about the strengths and weaknesses of your case. In counseling our clients, we bring to bear our considerable experience trying cases before Detroit juries, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local judges and prosecutors.

We are thorough investigators.

As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we are well aware that the stakes can be extremely high for our clients, many of whom are facing significant prison time, in addition to hefty fines and other potential penalties. We take our role as legal advisors and advocates very seriously, and we treat our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. As soon as we take on your case, we will put our investigators to work, interviewing witnesses, visiting crime scenes, and reviewing evidence, so that we are well-equipped to counsel you on strategy and potential options. We diligently explore every aspect of your case, leaving no stone unturned, before we present you with the potential paths and options for your case.

We are skilled trial lawyers.

David and Gabi and well-known and respected as aggressive, effective advocates in the courtroom. Having tried hundreds of cases in the Michigan courts, we have developed strong relationships with local judges, prosecutors, fellow defense attorneys, and court personnel. Whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table, our clients benefit from our extensive experience with and knowledge of the criminal justice system in Michigan and our reputation for professionalism, integrity, and zealous representation of our clients.

Our skill in the courtroom and mastery of the facts and law of your case is also evident in our criminal appeals practice. If you have been convicted of a crime, Cripps & Silver stands ready to assist you with an appeal. Methodical in our approach and tireless in our commitment to righting wrongs, we will scour the trial record for potential errors and provide an honest assessment of your chances on appeal. As experienced appellate practitioners, we are able to analyze and understand subtle legal distinctions, conduct careful and focused research, and provide persuasive written and oral presentations to a knowledgeable and sophisticated appellate court.

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We represent individuals accused of:

We also handle criminal appeals of state and federal convictions.