Here are the 5 Most Important Things You Should Know When Looking For a Lawyer:
1 - Fees. Price is important. I list my Fees here and at other places on this site. I know exactly what it will take to properly handle a case, and provide an unsurpassed level of experience and skill that matters in the most critical way: Results.
2 - Personality. You have to like the Lawyer you are going to hire. Your lawyer is your spokesperson when dealing with the prosecutor and the Judge. If you don't get good vibes, it's not likely they will, either.
3 - Trust. You have to trust your lawyer. I will be completely candid and honest with you, and will never “sugar-coat” the truth. I hate unpleasant surprises, as I’m sure you do, as well. You won’t get any with me.
4 - Experience. You have to know that your lawyer is experienced in your kind of case and knows the court where your case is being heard. I won’t ever waste your time talking about a case that doesn’t fit within my realm of my prior experience, or a court that I'm not familiar with. This is precisely why I limit my Criminal and DUI Practice to the cities and courts of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties.
5 - Jail. The most important question is usually: "Am I going to go to jail?" Given the kinds of clients I usually have, and types of cases I typically handle, the answer is almost always "no." It is my entire mission to avoid this for you. My focus is damage control; it's my job to beat the case, or at least minimize the all the consequences possible and spare your record, and I do that exceptionally well.
Facing a Criminal or DUI charge is stressful. You are probably already going through that right now as you look to find the right lawyer. I can help you, and will make things better. To find out how I address your concerns and answer your questions, call me at (586) 465-1980 to see what I can do for you.