If you have a drinking problem, I will get you help. I can also get you a deal in most cases. But do not blindly trust the government's evidence. I can show you specific reasons why you might want to fight a Michigan drunk driving charge, and I have beaten hundreds of drunk driving cases.
Defense lawyers rarely put up a fight and almost never take cases before a jury. Their best plan is to plead you guilty to impaired. I am a published author in drunk driving defense. I lecture on DUI defense, and I have extensive training, specialized knowledge, and jury trial experience.
They say that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, but it is also a time of increased drunk driving enforcement across Michigan. Around St. Patrick's Day, Michigan police departments receive federal money to pay alcohol enforcement officers overtime pay. These federal grants continue to pay off throughout the course of a drunk driving case. In other words, if you are stopped and arrested for a drunk driving offense on St. Patrick's Day, the federal grant money will provide the officer with additional compensation for future motions and a trial.
These federal grants are insidious. While they were designed to target increased alcohol consumption around certain holidays, the grant funds can also provide officers with an increased incentive to charge sober motorists with drunk driving. We have had more than one client charged with a drunk driving crime in Michigan when breath and blood tests revealed no alcohol and no drugs! Many officers use this grant money to supplement their annual income, and the grant pays officers supplemental income even if the prosecutor dismisses the charges or a jury returns a not guilty verdict.
Frankly, I love March. Fishing starts back up, and the morels get ready to pop up. I enjoy a little corn beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's, along with a green beer or two. But if you drink and drive, you have to be careful as Michigan thaws from its brutal winter. Alcohol consumption begins to increase, and the bars pick up business as people are more willing to leave the shelter of their homes. If you get stopped and charged with a Michigan drunk driving offense, you better know your rights before the officer asks those dread words, "Have you had anything to drink this evening?"
If you are facing a Michigan drunk driving charge, we are here to help. Feel free to call our office 24 hours a day at (734) 591-0100 or toll free at (888) 941-1122.
A Michigan drunk driving charge is very serious. You must treat this charge as potentially life-changing. Many lawyers make a great deal of money on these cases by pleading people guilty to the offense of "operating while visibly impaired" (OWVI) without ever exploring a defense. An OWVI counts as a drunk driving conviction, and a Michigan drunk driving conviction can:
A drunk driving charge is one of the most serious crimes that an ordinary everyday person might face in a lifetime, and most of our clients have never faced a criminal charge. Drunk driving cases are also some of the most complicated offenses for a criminal defense lawyer to handle, with an emphasis on scientific and highly technical defenses. But the good news is that these cases can be won, and you've been lucky enough to stumble across a law firm that has focused on drunk driving defense for over a decade and a half. With years of training and experience in field sobriety testing, breath testing, urine analysis, and blood testing, you have found one of Michigan's leading drunk driving defense firms. Call us right now so we can put our experience, training, and knowledge to work for you!
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