Paul Stablein Law was established to protect the legal rights of individuals in the state of Michigan. Paul Stablein specializes in criminal defense and has been a trial attorney for over 25 years. Paul has tried over 150 cases to verdict including driving offenses, drug trafficking, federal crimes and murder. Previously, Paul was an assistant Oakland County prosecutor. Paul is an admired litigator known for his tenacity, professionalism and his committment to acheiving the best possible result for each client he represents. Paul Stablein will fight for you and your legal rights with the determination, experience and passion that has defined his career and has solidified his reputation as one

of the finest criminal defense attorneys in the State of Michigan. Call 248 705 8441 for a consultation.


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Federal criminal cases are typically investigated by federal agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, Customs, and Treasury. State and local agencies may file charges in federal court when a case involves large quantities of money, weapons, drugs or other contraband. There are significant differences between the federal criminal justice system and the state system. The federal government has more resources to prosecute cases, including special units to prosecute drug, fraud and violent crimes. State and local governments have special units and prosecutors, however, they rarely have the resources to thoroughly complete complicated investigations. Success in federal criminal proceedings requires a lawyer who has both extensive knowledge and experience of the federal rules of evidence, federal rules of criminal procedure, trial procedure, federal sentencing guidelines and Supreme Court rulings affecting criminal matters. As an experienced trial lawyer, Paul Stablein has honed his skills in the federal court system and is prepared to fight on your behalf to protect your legal rights.


If you are accused or charged with a sex offense - criminal sexual conduct or possession of child pornography - the stakes are high. An individual is protected by the law which states every person is innocent until proven guilty, yet a too common perception assumes that
if someone is accused they must have done wrong. A conviction may result in fines, jail time, and the risk of becoming a registered sex offender - for a minmum of 15 years. 
No matter the charge you are faced with, as your attorney I am dedicated to standing by your side to guide you through each step of the legal process while protecting your legal rights.


If you are under investigation or are charged with a white collar crime it is usually in your best interest to secure legal counsel early in the process. Early intervention is important as federal and state authorities spend a considerable amount of time investigating most white collar offenses before charges are filed. Often, the individual under investigtion is aware of the on-going and pending investigation. White collar crimes may include embezzlement, wire fraud, mortgage fraud, identity theft, tax fraud, conspiracy and other crimes.


An arrest for drug possession, drug manufacturing or distributing in federal or state court is a serious matter. Whether the case involves prescription drugs, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstacy, meth, or other form of narcotics, as a former head of the Oakland County Narcotics Unit, I know how the opposition is likely to argue their case against you. This invaluable insight will help protect you and
your rights and minimize the affect on your personal record and reduce the negative impact on your future pursuits.


Accusations or an arrest for a charge of assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, weapons charges, domestic violence, homicide, murder or manslaughter can have long-standing negative consequences. You will need a knowledgable, experienced advocate to fight for you and your legal rights. Paul Stablein has worked closely with clients to guide them through the complex process and secure the best possible outcome based on the facts of your case, the law and the circumstances.


An arrest for drinking and driving may have complicated penalties, if convicted you may face large fines, a suspension or loss of your driving privileges, an increase in your insurance rates, forfeiture of your vehicle and jail time. My goal as your attorney will be to provide damage control to minimize the impact of the consequences on you and your record. You deserve an attorney who will take immediate action to fight
on your behalf and protect your rights.


In criminal cases, an individual who believes they were treated unfairly in the trial court has the right to appeal their case to the appropriate appellate court. Appeals require the preparation of briefs which set forth the legal issues and the subsequent arguments before the appellate court.


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Paul received his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his juris doctorate from The Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from law school, Paul began his legal career with the law firm of Garretson & Santora in Chicago, where he practiced insurance defense litigation. He left Illinois and returned to Michigan where he was appointed as an Oakland County assistant prosecutor. For eleven years, Paul represented the People of the State of Michigan where he tried over 150 cases to verdict, primarily as a member of the Special Narcotics Unit and then as chief of that unit. Mr. Stablein left the prosecuteor’s office to enter private practice, where he has represented clients in federal courts throughout the Midwest, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Northern District of Illinois. He has tried cases in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Iosco, Branch, Newago and Leelanau Counties. Mr. Stablein has also handled criminal appeals, having argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Michigan Court of Appeals published the case of People v Dixon, 263 Mich App 393 (2004), where Mr. Stablein was successful in overturning his client’s conviction and 25-year sentence. Mr. Stablein is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Oakland County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and is licensed to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Northern District of Illinois, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.



Criminal Defense

Criminal Appeals


Illinois 1987, Michigan 1989

United States District Court Northern District of Illinois 1987

United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan 2003

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2004

United States District Court Western District of Michigan 2007

United States Supreme Court 2008



IIT Chicago Kent College of Law

University of Michigan



State Bar of Michigan

Federal Bar Association

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Oakland County Bar Association



2013 – Present: Paul Stablein PC

2003 – 2013: Partner, Flood Lanctot Connor Stablein PLLC

2000 – 2003: Law Offices of Paul J. Stablein PLLC

U.S. Federal Court - Detroit

Monroe County Circuit Court

Newaygo County Circuit Court

Newaygo County Circuit Court


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