- Get the best possible outcome in your Michigan OWI case - bar none.
- Win your driver's license restoration case the first time around - guaranteed.
- I provide unique DUI and charge-specific criminal defense representation to successfully protect all of 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 Attorney
THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER LEGAL WEBSITE. The internet is full of lawyer sites 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. It is assumed that a lawyer has sufficient experience and be tough enough to defend his or her client properly, while focusing on “results.” Those are minimum qualifications to practice law - and certainly nothing special.
Getting a truly better outcome in your DUI or driver’s license restoration case - one that’s not just similar to all the rest - 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. What this means to someone facing a DUI or criminal charge is that most of the lawyers are part of one big group doing and saying pretty much the same things. Some try and differentiate themselves by using angles like "phones answered 24 hours," but things like that won’t change or help what ultimately happens in your case.
My office really IS different because we actually do things differently.
WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY AND CONSULTATIONS, I am completely upfront about my fees and publish them here, on this site. 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. There is no need to drag someone in for a “free consultation” appointment or to be anything less than completely transparent about cost. The old method was to get someone into the “client chair” and then talk money. That’s not good enough anymore. Instead of being secretive, my prices are clearly listed, and we will answer your questions and explain how things work when it's convenient for you.
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 handles DUI cases in the court where your case is pending. Because I have practiced in the same local courts, day-in and day-out, for more than 25 years, I know exactly how to get the best results in them.
An experienced DUI lawyer knows that Michigan DUI cases are won or lost based upon the evidence. I carefully examine every bit of it in your case. Even if the charge against you is rock solid, I can and 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.
What makes me different is that I produce the best outcome by specifically focusing on the most important part of every DUI case that goes through the court system: the mandatory alcohol assessment and probation screening that must take place before the Judge sentences you. Exactly what you do at this stage, including how well (or not) you score on that test, is the absolute key to what will ultimately happen to you. When the probation officer has finished, he or she will provide a written 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. Getting a better recommendation means getting a better outcome in your case. I’ll make sure you get the very best. Period.
Among other things, I use my specific, clinical post-graduate training in addiction studies to make sure my clients do as well as possible throughout the assessment and screening stage in every case. I thoroughly understand the development, diagnosis (and the diagnostic process what really matters here) and treatment of alcohol problems and I use that special knowledge to ensure that my clients really do wind up with the best, most lenient possible outcome in their cases. I have a separate meeting with each and every DUI client just to prepare for the assessment and interview. Sure, results matter, but getting the absolute best results possible means actually doing something to make that happen, not just saying so.
By the time you’re standing in front of the Judge at your sentencing, the last thing you need is another member of the “Me, too” legal team by your side, droning on and on. This is when it all comes together; this is “showtime.” Every word uttered and every word left unspoken here matters more than at just about any other point in your life. 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 feel for how I am different and how I speak. This is usually obvious within the first few lines of everything I write. When I’m your lawyer, this is the voice that will speak on your behalf. Whatever else, I will (thankfully) never be mistaken for part of that “Me, too” team.
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's Administrative Hearing Section (now the AHS, and formerly known as the DAAD). If you've moved out of state, I will 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 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 that allows me to guarantee to win every one I take.
Because I am a genuine Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, and not just some lawyer who "does" license reinstatement cases, I have developed a proven system to get you back on the road, and I back up my promises with a first-time win guarantee in every Michigan license restoration or 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 (586) 465-1980.