If you have been charged with a crime, you need Chris Turkelson on your side.

When you have been charged with a crime, whether it is a misdemeanor or a major felony, you need a criminal defense lawyer that can help defend your rights. You could be facing prison time, lengthy probation, fines and fees. A criminal conviction could cost you your job or make it difficult to find a job in the future. To put it quite plainly, when you have been charged with a crime, the stakes could not be any higher.


To meet this daunting situation you need an experienced criminal defense attorney that has years of experience with criminal law. Chris Turkelson is a former prosecutor who has years of criminal legal experience throughout Michigan. He has tried misdemeanors such as drunk driving (DUI) to major felonies including the possession, sale and trafficking of illegal drugs; in property crimes such as embezzlement, employee theft, breaking and entering, burglary, robbery and white-collar theft; in sexual offenses such as rape and assault; in violent crimes such as battery, assault, manslaughter, murder and attempted murder.

Turkelson Law Firm will fight for you every step of the way.

  • Drunk driving – OWI
  • Traffic – CDL Violation
  • License restorations
  • Drug crimes
  • Possession
  • Medical marijuana
  • Domestic assault
  • Assault and battery
  • Homicide / Murder
  • Felony firearm
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Statutory Rape
  • Manslaugher 
  • Internet crimes
  • White-collar crimes
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Expungements
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny
  • Auto theft



In Michigan, a driver’s license is a necessity, not a luxury. if you lose your driver’s license, you will not be able to work, fulfill family obligations, or basically you will not have a life. If your license has been suspended or revoked because of multiple incidents of driving under the influence (DUI) or operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), do not try and figure this out on your own. Call us and you will receive a clear explanation of the process of driver’s license restoration in Michigan. Don’t let a driver’s license suspension stand in the way of getting your life back on track. Call us immediately and we answer your questions and explain the best possible approach to being successful at a driver’s license review hearing.

Mr. Turkelson served as a member of the Sobriety Court for Charlevoix County. This program allows for potential entry into a 2 year program versus spending time in jail. You could possibly get your driver’s license back sooner. Call today to set up your initial consultation.

Charlevoix County Sobriety Court