- Get the very best possible outcome in your Michigan OWI case - bar none.
- Win your Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance case - guaranteed.
- I provide exclusive DUI and specialized criminal defense representation to protect your interests.
- I guarantee to win every Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance case that I take.
- Explore my blog for more useful information than you'll find anywhere else about restoring your license, and how DUI and criminal cases work. It's easily searchable and covers just about everything you could want to know.
Michigan DUI and Driver’s License Restoration Cases
THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER LEGAL WEBSITE. I am a Michigan DUI lawyer and driver’s license restoration attorney. I handle license appeals for Michigan holds and revocations no matter where in the United States you may live, and Michigan OWI charges in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. The internet is full of legal websites that pretty much all say the same thing: “We are experienced,” “we are tough,” “we get results,” and so on. Just add the familiar pictures of gavels, scales of justice, or city backgrounds, and you can put them all on the “Me, too” team. Every lawyer taking cases better have adequate experience and be tough enough to defend his or her client properly. Those are minimum qualifications - not anything special. I am different.
Getting the best results in your DUI or driver’s license restoration case requires an original and unique approach. Within any field, some organizations are better than others, and it’s always those who innovate and do things differently that rise to the very top. The rest become one big group, all doing and saying pretty much the same things. Some lawyers try and differentiate themselves by using tactics like "phones answered 24 hours," but things like that won’t help the outcome in your case.
My office actually does things differently. Here’s how:
WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY AND CONSULTATIONS, I am completely upfront about my fees and publish them here, on this site. As a DUI attorney serving Michigan, I provide exceptional representation in my areas of practice. To make things as convenient and simple as possible, all case screenings are done over the phone (confidentially, of course), right when you call. My office is completely transparent about cost. We don't drag someone in for a “free consultation" appointment and get them in the “client chair” to talk money. Instead of being secretive, my prices are clearly listed, and we'll be glad to answer your questions and explain how things work when you have time to give us a ring.
A DUI CASE in the Greater-Detroit (Tri-County) area is different than one being heard in some distant Michigan Court. This is precisely why I concentrate my DUI practice in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. If you have been charged with an OWI offense anywhere in Metro-Detroit, you need a lawyer who regularly appears in the court where your case is pending. Because I have practiced in these same local courts, day-in and day-out, for more than 25 years, I know exactly how to get the best results in them.
What makes me different kind of Michigan DUI lawyer is that I specifically focus on and prepare you for the most important part of every DUI case that goes through the court system - the mandatory alcohol assessment and probation interview that must take place before the Judge sentences you. Everything you do and say at this stage, including how well (or not) you score on that written test, is the absolute key to what will ultimately happen to you. After you've taken the test and you have been interviewed, the probation officer must write up and send a formal sentencing recommendation to the Judge advising him or her what should be done to you. Every Judge in every court follows this recommendation very closely. Given this reality, it’s never enough for a lawyer to merely show up in court and try and talk the Judge out of following that recommendation.
Beyond my legal education, I have also completed a formal, post-graduate program of addiction studies. I use this specialized clinical training to give every one of my clients an important advantage by making sure they do as well as possible, both on the written alcohol assessment test and during the interview with the probation officer. Because of this, I am not just another DUI lawyer in Michigan, but rather a unique practitioner who thoroughly understands the development, diagnosis (and it is the diagnostic process what really matters here) and treatment of alcohol problems. I specifically use that knowledge to ensure that each of my clients achieves the best, most lenient possible outcome, and have a separate meeting with every DUI client for the specific purpose of preparing him or her for the mandatory alcohol assessment test and probation interview. Sure, results matter, but getting the absolute best results possible means actually doing something to make that happen, not just saying so.
Getting a a better outcome in your case requires getting a better recommendation in the first place. I will make sure you get the very best. Period.
When you are standing in front of the Judge to be sentenced, the last thing you need is some member of the “Me, too” team next to you, droning on. This is where everything comes together. Every word uttered here (and every word left unspoken) will matter more than at just about any other point in your life. This is when having hired the right Michigan DUI lawyer really makes a difference. As you read through my site and the hundreds of blog articles I have written, you can easily pick up on my approach and get a sense of how I explain things and why I am different. This is usually obvious within the first few lines of everything I write. When I’m your lawyer, this is the same voice that will speak on your behalf. Whatever else, I will (thankfully) never be mistaken for part of that “Me, too” team.
An experienced Michigan DUI lawyer knows that OWI cases are won or lost based upon the evidence. I will carefully examine everything about your case, and even if the charge against you is solid, I will work out the most lenient outcome possible, wherever in the Detroit-area your case is pending. Knowledge may be power, but experience means knowing how to use it to your best advantage.
Whether your DUI charge is a 1st offense, 2nd offense or even a 3rd offense (felony), your interests must be carefully safeguarded. Good results are the product of good work, not good luck. I will protect your driver's license, your job, and your freedom so that you can keep your life intact.
IF YOU'VE LOST YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE for multiple DUI's, I guarantee to win it back from the Michigan Secretary of State, through its Administrative Hearing Section (now the AHS, and formerly known as the DAAD). If you've moved out of state, I guarantee to obtain a clearance of the Secretary of State's hold on your driving record, no matter where in the world you live now. When I'm done, you will be able to drive again, legally!
In driver’s license restoration cases, I have a singular and unique process that begins with an initial, 3-hour meeting with every client. There is no shortcut to avoid putting in the time to learn how and why a person made the decision to quit drinking, and how his or her life has changed in the time since. I exercise complete control over every aspect of my license appeal cases (including the initial meeting, substance use evaluation, letters of support, all other required documents, everything that’s filed with the Michigan Secretary of state, preparation for the hearing, as well as the hearing itself), and this allows me to guarantee to win every one I take.
Because I am a DUI attorney serving Michigan and a genuine Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, I have developed a proven system to get you back on the road. I back up my promises with a first-time win guarantee in every Michigan license restoration and clearance appeal case I file. This means there's no risk - you'll only pay once to win your license back or get your clearance. You simply cannot do better than that.
THERE IS NO OFFICE more helpful or nicer than mine. My staff and I are friendly and down to earth. We'll be glad to answer your questions honestly and without any gimmicks or pressure tactics. Whether you're looking to put a valid driver's license back in your wallet, or you need to hire a lawyer for a local Oakland, Macomb or Wayne County DUI or criminal case, you'll find us here to help, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST), at 1-855-DUI-MICH (855-384-6424) or 586-465-1980.