Lynn D‘Orio, JD, PLC

Criminal Defense and Juvenile Delinquency

Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Lynn will protect the rights of her clients whether charged with possession of drugs, robbery, breaking and entering, home invasion, sex crimes or any other felony. She defends her clients charged with misdemeanors (such as impaired driving, drunk driving and domestic violence) just as zealously as her felony clients. She serves clients in Washenaw and Wayne County.

Lynn's young clients who find themselves accused of crimes in the juvenile courts will not be pushed through the system and forced to plea. Lynn has and will demand line-ups and the suppression of evidence in juvenile cases. She will work to provide a positive outcome.

Why does she work hard on the "little" cases as well as the "big cases"? Because any criminal charge, whether it be delinquency, misdemeanor or felony, is serious. Not all convictions can be expunged (erased) from a person's criminal record. If the conviction can be expunged, nothing can be done for five years or more in the case of juvenile expungment.

Juvenile adjudications are not "closed". If a juvenile is convicted of certain sex crimes, he or she will have to register as a sex offender. That registration will make any child's path to adulthood difficult. Further, any conviction, even if it was deferred, expunged or set aside, will be counted against a person if he or she is ever charged with a felony as an adult.