A DUI arrest brings feelings of embarrassment, fear and regret. Although this is normal, the truth is that a drunk driving charge won't be the end of your world, and much of that dread is misplaced. Jail, for example, is almost NEVER a realistic option in a 1st offense case, meaning your focus should be on avoiding the penalties that are possible, like restrictions on your driving, difficult probation, and unnecessary counseling and treatment.The Charge
As Michigan DUI Lawyers, our job is straightforward: To get your Operating While Intoxicated (OWI, and usually called ""DUI") charge dismissed or reduced, and we are in court almost every day doing just that.
We can and will produce the best results possible in your case.
We concentrate our DUI Practice to the local courts of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. Because we are in these same Detroit-area courts day-in and day-out, we know how things are done there, and how to make sure you get out with the fewest penalties.The Evidence
In a DUI case, every single bit of evidence has to be carefully examined. A Michigan DUI charge won't dismiss itself. We know all the little things that determine whether a DUI charge can stick or not.
The evidence in a drunk driving case involves a lot more than just your score on a breath (or blood) test -
- It includes everything that lead to your first contact with the police,
- The field sobriety tests,
- The methods used to collect and analyze your breath (or blood) sample, and
- The science underlying those results.
My team and I will carefully sort through all of it so you can get past this with as little damage as possible.
If you're facing a DUI charge in Oakland, Macomb or Wayne County, you need a lawyer who is experienced, honest, and just plain good at this. You need someone you can really talk to, and who will tell you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear. We are those lawyers.
With more than 45 years of combined experience as a Michigan criminal and DUI attorneys, we have an unsurpassed level of knowledge about how to really make things better for you. This is what defines us as a Detroit-area DUI lawyers.
We provide the assurance of knowing that every facet of your case will be carefully examined and handled, along with the comfort of knowing someone you can genuinely trust is looking out for you.
There is a lot of stress wrapped up in a DUI charge. We can bring you real relief.
For all the legal stuff as there is to this, it’s an equally important part of our job to put you at ease while we protect your interests. I am unique among DUI lawyers because I am clinically trained, having completed a formal program of addiction studies at the post-graduate, University level.
This specialized education gives me the unrivaled ability to really help you avoid difficult probation with demanding classes, counseling and/or rehab when your drinking isn’t a problem, and the ability to help you like no other lawyer if your relationship to alcohol has become problematic.
I will make sure that things go smoothly, so you can just get through this rough patch and move on with your life.Expert Help for You
The whole Court system has a built-in bias that tends to "see" a drinking issue even where there isn't one. If you are required to submit to any kind of alcohol testing as a condition of your bond, you've already had your first taste of that.
Because of my unique educational background, I am especially able to protect you from being treated as if you have a drinking problem that you don't. I not only speak the language of lawyers and judges, but I also speak the language of clinicians, and I will speak on your behalf with unmatched authority in that regard.
On the flip side, the court system is required to deal with every alcohol and drug problem it perceives, whether such any such issue actually exists or not. Although most Judges and probation officers are well-meaning, they are not clinicians.
In the clinical world, for example, is widely understood that the court system is at least a solid decade behind modern treatment methods.
The best and most up-to-date approach is to match people with the kind of help that actually fits their needs, instead of just mashing everyone into AA meetings or some other, one-size-fits-all kind of treatment.
I won't allow you to be left behind in that way. I will do everything to make sure you get the kind of help you need, and none that you don't.Best Outcome
The bottom line in any DUI case is what actually happens to you. In that sense, success is best measured by what DOES NOT happen to you. The way to do that, of course, is to avoid as much of the legal fallout as possible.
My team and I produce the very best l outcome in every case we take, and we truly care about our clients.
We put our hearts and souls into making sure we bring your case to the very best conclusion for every client.
The DUI section of this website provides a great starting point for someone facing a drunk driving charge anywhere in Oakland, Macomb or Wayne County to get some real world information.
To learn even more about OWI charges (and how we can help with yours), go to the DUI section of my Blog (it's fully searchable), where I explain every aspect of the DUI process in accurate and easy to understand detail.
If you need to a hire lawyer for a DUI charge anywhere in the Metro-Detroit area (Oakland, Macomb or Wayne County), contact us at 586-465-1980. All consultations are done over the phone, right when you call. You'll find us here to help, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.