The Right Michigan DUI Lawyer can make Things Better
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As a Michigan DUI Lawyer who handles Drunk Driving cases from places like New Baltimore, Shelby Township and Rochester Hills to Novi and Livonia to Saint Clair Shores, and all points in-between, throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, I know that everyone’s first concern is to stay out of jail, and to then avoid as many of the penalties as possible from a DUI arrest, like losing your driver's license.
More knowledge and experience than the usual DUI Attorney
I bring a much more to the table than just the other typical DUI lawyer. I am formally involved in the University post-graduate study of alcohol and addiction issues, enabling me to bring extremely useful clinical, legal and scientific knowledge to your case. This means that I can make sure you're not seen by the Court as having a drinking problem when you don't. I bring a clinician's knowledge to the Courtroom for your advantage. This is particularly important as more and more Courts require people with pending drunk driving charges to submit to testing as a condition of release, while the case is pending.
In many of the articles I have written about Drunk Driving, I've explained the strategy of staying out of jail and have examined steps involved in a DUI, including the ultra-important and mandatory alcohol assessment test.
It really comes down to this: You hire a Lawyer to keep you out of Jail and to make things better. As your Detroit lawyer I am hired to keep you from getting hit with the full brunt of DUI penalties. Clients want to stay out of a dismal Michigan Jail, and to avoid negative consequences. I avoid those consequences for my clients and keep them out of Jail every single day. It is my job to make things substantially better for them. This is the point of what you are looking for, someone who has the capability to do just that. I'm good at it, and I enjoy making it happen. My experience and longevity practicing as a Detroit DUI attorney gives me a significant advantage in getting the original charge dismissed, or having it "knocked out" somehow. Nothing in life is perfect, and that applies to DUI charges, as well. My job is to approach each case with the goal of finding the defect or flaw in it, and use that , wherever possible, to drive a more favorable result.
Hiring a better Attorney
I have written about what a very important factor “the voice of the Lawyer” is when deciding which Michigan DUI or DWI Attorney to hire. Who wants a Lawyer that is just another voice in the chorus? If you really want things made better, then you have to step up and do better. That sounds great, but what does it really mean?
"Better," means Strength, Experience, Honesty and Reasonableness:
“Strength” isn't about being brash or bold or loud or stubborn. It means NOT "selling out" and letting you get stuck with a charge that can be beaten. Strength manifests itself in many ways: It can be a measured silence, or it can be a powerful response; it can favor a compromise, or it can support holding fast to your side of the argument. I stand my ground with the Prosecutor, but, like a good diplomat, I begin and conclude every discussion with a handshake.
“Experience”means that I've not only handled thousands of Michigan DUI cases, but I've done it in the same group of courts, in front of the same Judges and prosecutors over and over again. If you hire me as your DUI lawyer, you will not be paying my tuition to learn my way around a different Michigan court. For a long time, I've worked by the standard that if I don't go there regularly, I don't go there at all.
“Honesty” is, in my view, the most important for a trait for a Lawyer. I will never just tell you what you want to hear. Instead, I will always be candid, and never sugar-coat the truth. Being honest means doing right thing, as opposed to just doing the easy thing. Honest people are admired for their good character and sound judgment, and always stand out from the crowd.
“Reasonableness” means that stepping up and getting a better Michigan DUI attorney doesn't mean getting soaked for enormous fees. I have fair and reasonable pricing for DUI representation. Paying more does not always mean getting more. You can expect few results from a cut rate lawyer, but on the other hand, paying too much simply means paying too much. As always, the best combination of price and quality of service usually lies in the middle range of prices.
I protect my clients, and I do it exceptionally well. I keep them out of jail and help them avoid all kinds of difficult probation. I stand by each and every client and help him or her safely navigate the court system. The end result is that I truly make things better in every case I handle.