Attorney Toby White

Toby White

With two decades of experience, Attorney Toby White is the resource Lansing individuals need when they face a legal concern. With his aggressive representation and seasoned experience helping people just like you with their legal needs, Toby White is a logical choice for your legal concern.

Education and Experience

When you need the services of an attorney, you want to have confidence that your attorney is knowledgeable and prepared. Attorney Toby White is both. He started his training with business training, earning a Masters in Business from Case Western Reserve University. He then went on to pursue a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley. This combination of business training and law training as well as his experience in banking, criminal law, family law and employment law all serve as assets to his current clients. In 1998, after completing his studies, he opened Toby White Law to serve clients in the greater Lansing, Michigan area.

Aggressive Representation, Personal Service

At Toby White Law, Attorney Toby White has developed a reputation for providing aggressive representation with a personal approach to each client. When you choose him for your family law, criminal law or traffic law case, he takes the time to get to know you well, discover the details about your case and your individual goals, so he can tailor his efforts to your needs. He works directly with clients to ensure they understand what is happening in their case. Should the case need to go to court, he has a strong presence and aggressive approach that gets results.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don’t settle for anything but the best when it comes to your legal concern. Contact a Lansing attorney with the real-world experience and detailed knowledge you need as you move forward with your case. That attorney is Toby White.

Attorney Toby White and the team at Toby White Law offers free consultations to all prospective clients. This gives you a chance to gt to know the firm and your attorney’s approach to your case, while also giving your attorney the chance to go over some of the details of your case to determine your best defense strategy. If you are ready to schedule your consultation, contact Toby White Law to schedule it today.

Criminal Defense Q&A

When Should I Hire A Defense Attorney?

When you receive notification that you are being accused of a crime, your first call should be to a criminal defense attorney. Time is critical in criminal defense cases, and only a criminal defense attorney has the skills and knowledge you need to build a strong defense. Criminal defense attorney Toby White understands the time-critical nature of these cases, as well as the strong fear they bring. He is ready to put his legal knowledge to work for you to build a solid defense, no matter how serious your charges may be.

Attorney Toby White knows how to help is clients feel safe and confident. He understands the immense stress that these cases brings, and wants to help walk clients through the days ahead to a successful conclusion of their case.

Can I Get Out on Bond?

Hilary M. Barnard (9.2018)

It’s always a good idea to talk with your lawyer about bond options if you’re in jail. Michigan Court Rule 6.106 addresses the factors to be considered. There are a number of factors that the court is supposed to review.  Some of the biggest concerns of the court are the seriousness of the offense, prior criminal history, the risk of the accused leaving the jurisdiction, and the risk to the public from the accused person.

The court may outright deny bond under certain circumstances. Talk with a criminal defense attorney to see what your options may be.

Can Police Search My Car if They Smell Marijuana?

Hilary M. Barnard (8.2018)

Maybe, but smell alone may not cut it. In the 34th Judicial Circuit a judge thought it inappropriate that marihuana smell alone is sufficient to show unlawful activity since persons can possess medical marihuana.

Since the introduction of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 a case that directly addresses the smell issue, People v. Zaid(2015), involved the defendant informing law enforcement that he possessed more than allowed. The case was unpublished and has since been vacated. This means the case was not binding when the opinion was written, and further that it is not current law.

In Zaid,the Court’s decision is somewhat confusing as to marihuana smell being sufficient as it states, “we make no ruling on this matter, and this opinion is not to be construed as holding that the odor of marijuana, in and of itself, cannot serve as probable cause when a person holds a valid marijuana registration card; we merely find it unnecessary to answer that question.” The court further clarified in a footnote that the did not answer the question because the defendant had already admitted to having an unlawful amount of marihuana in the vehicle making the smell a nonissue.

It is important, if you are a MMMA card carrier that you adhere to the requirements and rules under that act, if not you may find yourself in a tough situation. If you question whether a search of your vehicle was valid, meet with a defense lawyer and see what your options are.

Toby White Law

Toby White Law led by experienced Attorney Toby White works closely with clients to achieve positive outcomes to their legal cases. Since 1998, the firm has been offering a comprehensive list of legal services to people throughout Lansing, and they are ready to go to work for you today. With a wide range of practice areas and the knowledge that comes from real-world legal experience, Toby White is your best choice when you need an attorney in the Lansing area. You can trust he will work hard to protect your rights, so you can move forward confidently into your future.

Criminal Defense Representation

Attorney Toby White believes that everyone deserves adequate representation when accused of wrongdoing. He is an aggressive, tenacious criminal defense attorney who will work hard to ensure your rights are protected. Whether you settle your case outside of court or he represents you in a court of law, you can know and trust that he will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome to your case.

See our Criminal Defense Q&A under our Resources page.

Family Law Representation

Toby White and his staff are passionate about helping clients through some of the most challenging days they face. His practice is primarily centered on divorce and child custody questions. For each client he serves, he provides one-on-one attention with a personal approach that ensures his clients understand the process they face and their rights in the days ahead.

See our Family Law Q&A under our Resources page.

Traffic and DUI Advice

Traffic laws in Michigan can be confusing, but traffic and DUI defense attorney Toby White is ready to help you make sense of them. If you have received a ticket you wish to fight or have been accused of driving under the influence, get advice from a seasoned Lansing DUI attorney or traffic to understand your rights. You don’t have to accept the charges and move on. With help from the team at Toby White Law, you can fight the charges and protect your license and reputation.

Free Consultations for All New Clients

The Toby White Law team knows that choosing an attorney to trust with your legal concern isn’t easy. That’s why the firm offers a free consultation to all prospective clients. Schedule yours today, and see if Attorney Toby White is the right attorney for your needs.


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