Michigan Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

Michigan Information on Substance Abuse and Driving
Michigan N-Z
  1. Statewide
    1. Michigan DUI Felony- Every individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If you have been recently arrested and are reading this, you are not guilty. Get help now!
    2. Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys | Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer in Michigan | Michigan Legal Defense
      The Michigan criminal defense attorneys at Kronzek & Cronkright defend people charged with both felony and misdemeanor crimes, including homicide, DUI, sex crimes, drug charges, theft, assault, white collar crimes, motor vehicle charges, firearm charges, computer crimes, juvenile charges, and probation violations.
    3. DUI Michigan: The Law Office of Joseph F. Awad is a full service law firm, based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, specializing in defending both residents and non-residents from DUI charges.
  2. Adrian
    1. McFarland, David: Child Custody and Support Criminal Law Divorce Driving While Intoxicated Estate Planning Family Law General Practice Personal Injury Probate Real Property
  3. Allegan
    1. Allegan Law Offices: Divorce and Family Law Custody Disputes Spousal Support Post-Judgment Divorce Issues Parenting Time Disputes Child Support Determination Criminal Defense Drunk Driving Civil Litigation Auto Accidents/Serious Injuries Corporate Law
    2. Verde Law Office: Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Real Estate, and Corporate / Business Services
  4. Allendale
    1. Knoester, David: * Probate administration and estate planning * Family law/divorce * Bankruptcy * Business law * Real estate * Personal injury/litigation * Social Security Disability * DWI, MIP, License restoration, Driver's License appeal hearings
  5. Allen Park
    1. Coutts, Robert: Criminal Defense Drunk Driving
  6. Almont
  7. Ann Arbor
  8. Auburn Hills
  9. Battle Creek
  10. Bay City
  11. Berkeley
    1. Ambrose Law Group: Michigan's DUI Court System Michigan drunk driving laws remove the imposition of all license sanctions from the Circuit and District Court Judges, and placed them with the Secretary of State's Office. Licensing actions range from restrictions to revocations. A license revocation is the most serious license action. is defined by statute as a termination of the right to drive. Suspensions terminate on there own. Once the license is revoked, the driver may only reapply to the Department for license restoration as follows: After the expiration of one year for the first revocation. After the expiration of five years for a subsequent revocation within seven years of a prior revocation. When reapplying after revocation the driver must prove by clear and convincing evidence, that he/she is a safe driver who is alcohol free. This is done at a hearing at the Secretary of State where the driver presents his/her evidence to the Hearing Officer. If the hearing officer grants a restricted license the driver must have an alcohol interlock installed on their car for at least one year. A restricted license allows the driver to drive to and from and during work, to and from probation, to and from any Court ordered community service and so forth. The authorized restrictions are set forth by law, and the driver must carry proof of destination. The license sanctions are imposed by the Secretary of State when they are notified by the Court of the conviction. This notification also includes the dates when such restriction/revocation begin and end. * DUI Defenses * Possible DUI Defenses * Possible Defenses to the DUI Breath/Blood Test * Beating the DUIBreath/Blood Test Possible Defenses to a OWI / OWVI Case There are many possible defenses. Drunk driving cases have similarities to each other but many differences too. Many defenses are real, others are not. Some attorneys lead clients to believe that an impossible defense will work only so that they can collect a massive fee. The clent ends up convicted and broke. Make sure you ask your attorney for the names of the last five clients who they represented in trial. Improper Stop: If it can be proven that the police did not have a probable cause to stop your car, then the case will be thrown out. This is usually only possible when there is an in car video to prove the officer is not being truthful. . Probable cause is defined as an articulable suspicion that criminal activity was afoot, or a violation of the traffic code, such as speeding or weaving, will provide a basis for the stop. Police Violate Procedures Relative to the Chemical Testing: The taking of breath and blood samples is governed by statues and administrative rules, as is the calibration and maintenance of the testing instruments. If it can be proven that the police did not follow the rules then the test results can sometimes be thrown out. This will not result in a dismissan but will likely result in the prosecutor making an offer that you cant refuse, like careless driving. Inaccurate Breath/Blood Test: The machines used by the police to test a person's breath, blood all have inherent inaccuracies. It is impossible for any testing instrument to be 100% accurate all the time. Blood testing is more accurate then breath testing.Just because you tested over the limit does not mean that you have no defense. It is necessary to retain an expert to explain to the jury how these intruments work and why your test is likely not reliable. No Evidence of "Operation": A person may be in the driver's seat but not operating the car.To "operate" a motor vehicle, a person must be in "actual physical control" over the vehicle. this determination will depend on the specific facts of your case because the Michigan Courts have ruled that "once a person using a motor vehicle has put the vehicle in motion, or in a position posing a significant risk of harm, this person continues operating the vehicle until it is returned to a position posing no such risk". Consequently, if your car is running, but does not pose a risk, then your attorney might be able to argue that you were not "operating". There is also a recently decided case in Michigan where an individual was found in a parking lot of a golf course, asleep at the wheel, with the engine running. Here the Court concluded: "that this evidence fails to establish that defendant possessed the requisite specific intent. The evidence does not sufficiently establish that defendant was intending to use his truck as a motor vehicle as opposed to just a shelter. The mere fact that the engine was running does not sufficiently establish that defendant had or was intending to put the vehicle in motion. As one of the arresting officers conceded, it was possible that defendant was simply keeping the truck warm while he slept". Every case is different, that is why creativity is essential in defending these cases. Contaminated Breath Test: The administrative rules require that a person who is going to be tested not put anything in their mouths for 15 minutes prior to testing. If a peson has gum disease, recently sustained a mouth injury, this may contaminate the sample. This was our defense in People v. Edwards(link) Natianal Patent Analytic Systems, the manufacturer of the B.A.C. Datamaster, the breathalyzer used in Michigan, claims that this is not possible because the machine is designed to detect alcohol/blood in the mouth. Other published and peer reviewed research proves this not to be true. Effects of Mouth Alcohol on Breath Alcohol Results Illness: If a person suffers from congestion, the phlem in the throat can retain alcohol like a sponge and cause an inaccurate breath test. Length of Blow: Research conducted by Dr. Dennis Simpson shows that the longer you blow the higher it goes! A six second blow will result in a .04 difference than a 24 second blow. VARIOUS LENGTHS OF EXPIRATION AFFECT ON BREATH TEST RESULTS For example a .10 result may actually be a .06. Getting the video from the police booking room is essential in establishing this defense. Most departments only preserve the video for 30 days so it is important to act quickly in your defense. The most affective way that i have found to defend these cases is by contrasting a persons performance on sobriety tests/demeanor with what a person's demeanor should be according to scientific studies on the affects of alcohol. This is most affective when an in car video is available. Most departments only preserve the in-car video for 30-90 days. Time is of the essence! No two lawyers skills are the same! I am the only drunk driving defense lawyer who is both a graduate of the National College of Drunk Driving Defense and Gerry spences Trial Lawyer's College There may be other defense You should not simply walk into court and plead guilty without first having your case evaluated by a skilled, knowledgable and trial tested lawyer.Not all cases are defendable but all situations are explainable. It only makes sense to know all of your options before making a decision that will affect the rest of your life.
  12. Berrian Springs
    1. Hughes Law Office: Drunk Driving / DUI Drug Crimes Violent Crimes Weapon Charges Demestic Violence Sex Crimes Theft / Robbery Juvenile Crimes Probation Violations
  13. Big Rapids
  14. Bingham Farms
  15. Birmingham
  16. Bloomfield Hills
  17. Bridgman
    1. William Stevens: Often evidence of your bodily alcohol level or alleged impairment is derived from an improper stop.
  18. Burton
    1. Stanette, Amy: Assault * Theft * Battery * Domestic Violence * Weapons * Drugs * Felonies * DUI * Misdemeanors * Shop Lifting>
  19. Cadillac
  20. Caldonia
    1. Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones: One of the most important rights you have is the right to remain silent. In order to ensure your defense attorney has the opportunity to structure the most effective defense possible, avoid discussing your situation with police, investigators, friends, or family.
  21. Canton
  22. Cedar Springs
    1. Patrick Strong: If you or someone you love has been charged with drunk driving (OWI / DUI / DWI), a qualified attorney can make the difference between jail time and freedom. A drunk driving conviction can have a devastating impact, including jail time, high fines, probation, loss of drivers license, high insurance rates, among other things.
  23. Center Line
    1. Bieber & Czechowski: Michigan has tough laws against drunk driving. If you have been charged with a DUI, protect your rights by retaining an experienced DUI defense attorney.
    2. Salvatore Palombo: A judgment is a declaration by a trial court that shows whether a defendant has been convicted or acquitted of a criminal offense. The judgment must be in writing and must be signed by the trial court. The judgment is only evidence of the defendant's conviction. It is not the defendant's conviction. The defendant is convicted when the trial court pronounces the defendant's sentence. An appeal of the defendant's conviction cannot be filed until the judgment has been entered on the record.
  24. Central Lake
    1. Hickman, Ross: All Felonies Drug Related Offenses Misdemeanors Drunk Driving Criminal Sexual Misconduct Juvenile Cases
  25. Chesterfield
    1. Crosby & Associates: Criminal Law: Drinking & Driving Traffic Offenses OWI / OUIL / UBAL *
  26. Clare
    1. Miel & Carr: Why you should (politely) refuse a preliminary breath test (PBT). by Josh Blanchard In most states, it is common for the police to request that you submit to a preliminary breath test during the course of a drunk driving “investigation”. In Michigan, most people are best advised to refuse the test. What is a preliminary breath test (PBT)? A PBT is a small handheld device that attempts to measure blood alcohol content by measuring the alcohol contained in your breath as you exhale into the PBT. To do this, most PBTs make use of a fuel cell that oxidizes the alcohol in your breath as it passes over the fuel cell. This oxidation process alters the electrical current flowing through the device and it attempts to calculate your blood alcohol content based on this change in electrical current. Generally speaking, the results of a PBT are not admissible to prove the amount of alcohol in one’s body in a trial for driving under the influence.
  27. Clarkston
  28. Clinton Township
  29. Coldwater
    1. Rhonda Ives: Know your legal rights!
  30. Commerce Township
    1. Alonzi Law: What happended after you stopped? The conditions under which the Standard Field Sobriety Tests or “STFST’s” are adminstered. Is the officer trained to administer them? These questions and many others only begin to scratch the sufface of a drunk driving investigation.
  31. Coopersville
    1. Jessen Law Office: Ottawa County OWI/DUI Lawyer Drunk Driving/OWI/DUI Have you been arrested for drunk driving in West Michigan? If you have been charged with OWI (operating while intoxicated), contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.
  32. Davison
  33. Dearborn
  34. Detroit
  35. East Lansing
  36. Eastpointe
    1. Rock & Vernier: If you have been charged with a crime, you need a lawyer who will work hard for your rights.
  37. Farmington Hills-Dearborn Heights
  38. Fenton
    1. Callahan, Douglas: traffic violation, minor misdemeanor offense or serious felony
    2. Shelton Legal: ...most of the time, criminal defense attorneys—myself included—lose their cases. It’s not that we do a bad job, or that we “throw” cases when we know our clients are guilty. On the contrary, it’s because, on the whole, police and prosecutors do their jobs well. Most of the time, they get the right guy. They obtain enough evidence to convict. And they do it legally. When that happens, there’s not much any criminal defense attorney can do. And that’s the way it should be.
  39. Flint
  40. Fowlerville
    1. Gormley and Johnson: Too many people think that if they have been charged with a crime—particularly if it’s drunk driving—they have no options. That is simply not true. The prosecutor’s office may not have the evidence to back up their claims—and a thorough, prepared defense attorney can make that clear to a judge or jury. A case may be made for reduced charges or alternative sentencing options. It is essential to talk to an attorney as soon as possible after you have been charged—especially with a Michigan drunk-driving charge. You face the possible loss of your driver's license.
  41. Franklin
    1. Schwartz, Steven: You walk into a lawyer's office looking for someone to defend you against drunk driving charges. Many lawyers will tell you they can get your charge reduced to impaired driving. What do you do? You walk out of that lawyer's office. Here's why: You want a DUI defense lawyer who will do more than look for an easy outcome. You want a lawyer who has your best interests in mind. That requires a thorough investigation of your case.
  42. Fraser
  43. Freeland
    1. Baluha, Katherine: DUI & OWI Defense -OWI -DUI -Minor Traffic Violations Felony Traffic Violations -Multiple Offense Drunk Driving -Reckless Driving
  44. Freemont
    1. Springstead & Bartish: Drunk driving (also commonly known as driving under the influence (DUI), operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor (OUIL), operating while intoxicated (OWI), operating while visibly impaired (OWVI)) has become a highly-regulated area of the law, as victim advocacy groups lobby for tough laws to curb drunk driving and politicians yield to public pressure to “get tough” on drunk driving. Because drunk driving has become a political issue, in addition to a public safety to issue, there is an ever-increasing number of laws designed to “get tough” on drunk driving. As these laws proliferate, more rules and protocols are spawned to bolster drunk-driving prosecutions. - See more at:
  45. Garden City
    1. Debolski, Debolski & O'Connor: The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) is lower than 0.08. Diving at a level of 0.08 or higher than that will constitute in a drunk driving charge. Upon being arrested for a DUI or OWI, the first thing you should do is hire an attorney. At this point, the attorney will examine all of the evidence surrounding your case and determine the plan of action to get you the best possible results. In many cases, that can mean keeping you out of jail and keeping your license. Attorneys are experts of the law and know that there are several legal defenses against your drunk driving charge. With their extensive knowledge of the laws surrounding DUI and OWI charges, your attorney will provide you with guidance throughout your entire case.
  46. Gladwin
    1. Moore, Scott: Full service criminal defense Divorce without children Child protective proceedings Wills, trusts, and estates
    2. Siebert, William: DUI/OUIL/OWI
  47. Gran Blanc
    1. Busch, Art: DEFENSES TO A DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE Clearly an arrest for drunk driving can bring dispair and a sense of hopelessness. Some people even say why hire a lawyer? Here is why: A skilled DWI attorney will typically take one of three approaches to your defense and may win! ATTACK THE REASON FOR THE POLICE STOP. Good lawyers will attack the reasons for the stop as insufficient to prove you were drunk behind the wheel. In one recent case the officer said our client was weaving within his lane of traffic!!! We see a myriad of reasons for traffic stops such as speeding, weaving, improper lane use, failure to dim headlights, having something hanging from your mirror, etc. Any or all of these reasons may have nothing to do with drinking at all. In fact, it is not illegal to weave within your lane of traffic. DWI Attorneys look for the reasons you may have forgot and left your headlights on bright such as you were exhausted after work, you suffered head trauma in the accident, or that your speed was because your odometer was defective. The idea is to show the reasons for your traffic stop had nothing to do whatsoever with intoxication or drinking. ATTACK THE BLOOD ALCOHOL TEST. High blood alcohol test scores may be the result of improper testing techniques or defective equipment. Police officers are suppose to follow very strict guidelines and procedures when administering a breathalyzer or taking a blood sample. There are rules that govern testing and that is the first place to look for police mistakes. Over the years we have used the failure to observe a suspect for 15 minutes prior to the test to challenge the BAC results. The officer is suppose to make sure the suspect has nothing in his mouth prior to taking the test. Dentures and other dental work can sometimes trap alcoholic beverages in the mouth and cause a BAC to be incorrect. In other instances the machine itself is not properly maintained. Police must keep maintenance logs of their breathalyzer machines to show they are calibrated correctly. Good lawyers obtain those records to use in court to attack the test results if there is a failure to maintain and regularly calibrate the breathalyzer machine. ATTACK THE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS. After stopping a suspected drunk driver police routinely ask the driver to submit to various field tests to determine if they are drunk. Walking a line, touching your nose, reciting the alphabet or counting, sometimes the police even shine a flashlight in your eyes to see the movements of your eyes which they claim gauges intoxication. Over 30 years of doing these cases, I have found that many officers lack proper training to administer some of these tests. Often we can show police fail to follow the proper procedures. If you can successfully attack the initial reason of the arrest a Judge would suppress the BAC test results. Without a blood or breath test a prosecutor is in a tough position to obtain a DWI conviction.
    2. Henry, Justin: Drug offenses Weapons offenses Probation violations Delinquency Domestic violence Traffic Violations Driver license restorations Misdemeanors Felonies Juvenile offenses
    3. Charles Riley: If you are facing fines, jail time, or the loss or suspension of your driver's license, you need a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with Michigans statutes regarding misdemeanor crimes related to traffic offenses, drunk driving and the possession of controlled substances such a marijuana. A first line of defense when you have been charged with drinking and driving is a close examination of the circumstances behind the traffic stop. Did the policeman, highway patrol officer or sheriff have sufficient probable cause to stop you? After the stop, did the arresting officer properly inform you of your rights? Were the field sobriety tests that were administered to you reliable and valid? Could a sober person have been reasonably expected to perform the tests that you were asked to do: walk the line, recite the alphabet backward or other tricky tasks? If you took the Breathalyzer test, was there any reason to doubt the validity of the test results?
  48. Grand Ledge
    1. Zoglio, David: Criminal Law Other Areas of Practice Divorce Child Custody Parenting Time Abuse / Neglect Parental Rights Wills / Estates ...and more Assaults CSC - Criminal Sexual Conduct Drunk Driving Drug Cases Domestic Violence Driver License Restoration All Traffic Law ...and more Social Security Disability General Civil Litigation Contracts / Business Personal Injury Dog Bites Automobile Accidents Snowmobile Tickets / Accidents ...and more
  49. Grand Rapids Grand Rapids
  50. Grandville
    1. mietanka, Buckleitner, Steffes & Gezon: ... tart with our Constitution and its Bill of Rights, and then travel the streets and fields of our magnificent and contradictory country, reading it and rereading it along the way.
    2. Shimmel Law Offices: Traffic violations can have serious criminal consequences, particularly when a driver is accused of drunk driving, which is sometimes referred to as driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, operating while intoxicated, or the acronyms of OUIL, DWI, DUI, UBAL, UBAC, or OWI. Depending on the level of offense, a conviction on drunk driving charges may result in fines, license suspension or revocation, community service, probation, vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, and possibly land you in jail or prison. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level. In defending against a drunk driving charge, you have many rights as a criminal defendant, including the right to cross-examine the witnesses against you, even if they are police officers.
  51. Grand Haven
    1. Van Tubergen & Treutler: Criminal Law
  52. Grosse Pointe Farms
    1. Henner Law: Criminal Defense Veterans' Appeals Family Law Personal Injury Employment Worker's Compensation Traffic Offenses
  53. Grosse Pointe Park
    1. Tim Dinan: OUIL/DUL Offenses Michigan's drunk driving laws are some of the toughest in the nation now. Whether it is your first offense or a subsequent offense, the best way to protect your rights is by bringing in a lawyer with the training and knowledge to guide you through the system.
    2. Theodore Bratton: Drunk driving has become a serious criminal charge with draconian penalties. If you get arrested, immediately consult with and/or retain an attorney with expertise in this area of the law -- the sooner the better. Ted Bratton has extensive experience in, and keeps up to date with, the ever-changing science and law necessary to effectively represent people accused of this crime.
  54. Harper Woods
    1. Bellanca LaBarge: Corporate, Business Planning, Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Labor and Employment, Probate and Estate Planning, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Family, Divorce, Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving, Traffic, Municipal, Liquor and Lottery Commission Cases, Appeals, General Civil Trial Practice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, SBA 504 Loans.
  55. Hart
    1. Springstead Law Offices: Felonies Arson Breaking & Entering Criminal Sexual Conduct Drug Offenses Embezzlement Felon in Possession Home Invasion Murder Fleeing & Eluding Resisting & Opposing Weapons Charges Misdemeanors Assault & Battery Domestic Violence Driving/License Offenses Drunk Driving Illegal Entry Larceny Minor in Possession/ Furnishing Operating Under the Influence of Drugs Possession of Controlled Substance Retail Fraud Sex Offender Registry Offenses
  56. Hartland
  57. Hastings
  58. Hazel Park
    1. Wilson & Wilson: * Drunk Driving / OWI * Drug Cases * Criminal Sexual Conduct * Assault Charges * Domestic Violence * Weapons Charges * Pre indictment / Investigation * All felonies and misdemeanors Whether you have been charged with a crime, or are under investigation, it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately.
  59. Holland
  60. Holt
    1. Bliss, James: Drunk Driving Offenses Operating While Intoxicated Operating While Visibly Intoxicated Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense Operating While Intoxicated Third Offense Allowing a Person to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated or with a Blood Alcohol Level over .08 Allowing a Person to Operate a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated or with a Blood Alcohol Level over .08 that causes a death Operating While Impaired Operating While Impaired Second Offense Operating While Impaired Third Offense Operating While Impaired Causing Death Operating While Impaired Causing Death of a Police Officer or Firefighter Operating While Impaired Causing Serious Injury Operating Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor by a Minor Child Endangerment Child Endangerment Second Offense Operating With Schedule One Controlled Substances and Cocaine Operating With Schedule One Controlled Substances and Cocaine Second Offense Operating With Schedule One Controlled Substances and Cocaine Third Offense
  61. Hopkins
  62. Howell
  63. Ionia
    1. Dinehart, Tracie: PENALTIES YOU FACE UPON CONVICTION IN MICHIGAN: Michigan OWI First Offense: Up to 93 days in jail and a 30 day hard suspension of your driver's license with 150 days restricted. Michigan OWI First Offense under the Super Drunk Law (BAC of .17 or higher): Up to 180 days in jail and a 45 day hard suspension of your driver's license with 320 days restricted. Michigan OWI Second Offense: Up to 1 year in jail and permanent revocation of your driver's license that can be reviewed after 1 year Michigan OWI Third Offense: Up to 5 years in prison and permanent revocation of your driver's license that can be reviewed after either 1 year or 5 years. This offense will place a felony on your record that cannot be expunged. DUI/OWI offenses are not expungable in Michigan. Therefore, this offense will remain with you the rest of your life. DID YOU REFUSE TO TAKE A BREATH, BLOOD, OR URINE TEST? YOU ONLY HAVE 14 DAYS TO SAVE YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE If you refused to take a breath, blood, or urine test after being arrested for a DUI/OWI offense, your driver's license may be at risk. Protect it by taking appropriate action to request an administrative hearing with 14 DAYS after your arrest. Contact me today to protect your driver's license and obtain a free case evaluation. YOU WERE ARRESTED FOR DUI/OWI: DO YOU HAVE A DEFENSE? If you have been arrested for a drunk driving offense, you may or may not have a defense available to you. There are several defenses that are possibilities, but you should consult with an experienced attorney to determine if one applied to your case. Below is a list of general defenses that may be used in your case. This list is not exhaustive, but an experienced attorney will be able to tell you what defenses you have and employ them in a manner best suited for you. Was there a proper showing that the driver was 'operating' a motor vehicle on a public roadway? Was the stop pretextual? Did the officer have a valid reason to pull the driver over? Did the officer has reasonable suspicion to investigate the driver's sobriety? Did the officer have probable cause to detain and/or arrest the driver? Were the field sobriety tests performed in a proper manner? Did the officer comply with the Administrative Rules? Is there enough evidence to charge the driver with a DUI offense? As indicated, these are just a few of the defenses that a person charged with drunk driving may have at their disposal. If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense, contact an attorney that can help you assess these issues and several others. Most attorneys will provide a free case evaluation.
    2. Downs, Walter: CRIMINAL LAW Felonies Misdemeanors Drunk Driving defense Domestic Violence Civil Drug Forfeitures Personal Protection Orders
  64. Ironwood
  65. Ishpeming
    1. Powelson, Robbie: 20% Criminal Defense 20% DUI / DWI 20% Adoption 20% Divorce / Separation 20% Family
  66. Jackson
  67. Jenison
    1. Timothy Trichler: Why is going to trial so expensive? The primary reason is it is very time consuming for the attorney to properly prepare. Preparation for trial costs much more than conducting the trial itself. Good trial preparation is difficult and tedious work. Television glorifies the actual trial. The truth is that most trials are won or lost on the quality of the preparation.
    2. Timothy Trichler: Why is going to trial so expensive? The primary reason is it is very time consuming for the attorney to properly prepare. Preparation for trial costs much more than conducting the trial itself. Good trial preparation is difficult and tedious work. Television glorifies the actual trial. The truth is that most trials are won or lost on the quality of the preparation.
  68. Kalamazoo
  69. Keego Harbor
  70. Lake Orion
  71. Lakeside
    1. William Stevens: Often evidence of your bodily alcohol level or alleged impairment is derived from an improper stop.
  72. Lansing
  73. Lapeer
  74. Lathrop Village
    1. Hilla, John: Misdemeanor and felony drug possession - DUI - Assault - Possession - Fraud and check-kiting - Arson - Traffic Offenses - and many more ... If you or a family-member has been charged with a crime, it is important to retain legal representation as soon in the booking process as possible. The founding fathers of the United States drafted our country's Constitution in great part to protect the rights of individuals against the possibility of being wrongly accused of a crime and to ensure that those who may have been properly accused are afforded all of the protections necessary to preserve justice in the proceedings.
  75. Linden
    1. Baran, KC: CRIMINAL DEFENSE When you are accused of or charged with a crime, you need to know your rights to protect yourself. Sometimes, people are wrongfully charged for crimes they did not commit and other times they may be overcharged (charged with more things than are necessary).
  76. Livonia
  77. Luka
    1. Bowen, Richard: Auto Accidents -Criminal Law -DUI Defense -Personal Injury -Property Damage
  78. Ludington
  79. Madison Heights
  80. Manistee
    1. Otto, Mark: Asset Protection Auto Accident Civil Litigation Consumer Advocacy and Protection Contracts Criminal Defense Divorce DUI/DWI Family Law Incorporation Personal Injury Probate Real Estate Wills and Trusts
    2. Grant, William: When you've been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol you really do need help. In Michigan DUI charges have serious consequences. If you are found guility, you can lose your license, be fined, your insurance can go up or be cancelled, and it carries jail time. Most people arrested for DUI have never been in any other type of criminal trouble and are confused, frustrated, and anxious about the entire process.
  81. Marquette
    1. Hyde & Swajanen: Criminal Defense All Felonies & Misdemeanors Drug Charges Sex Crimes Drunk Driving Domestic Violence Federal Charges Family Law Divorce Custody Parenting Time Support Personal Protection Orders Personal Injury Automobile Accidents Wrongful Deaths Dog Bites License Restoration
  82. Metamora
    1. Kohl, Harris, Nolan & McCarthy: If you are charged with drunk driving in Michigan, be aware, it is now called OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) and it is a serious offense under Michigan law. A conviction for this charge can grow more serious with each successive violation.
  83. Midland
  84. Milford
    1. Spindler, Nausieda & Associates: DUI Is a Serious Charge. Get Serious Legal Defense. If you or a family member has been charged with DWI or a related drunk driving charge, there is more at stake than you may realize. Even a conviction for a first-time DUI charge can mean losing your drivers' license and paying a substantial fine. If convicted as a repeat offender, you face those penalties as well as the possibility of jail time. Every DUI arrest is different, but they all have one thing in common: A police officer made a decision to pull you over, based on his or her personal observations. We challenge everything about your arrest, from the probable cause to making the stop, to the way the field sobriety tests were administered and the blood alcohol test results were interpreted. There are often irregularities that will lead to the prosecutor reducing or dropping DUI, also called OUI or related drunk driving charges, and we fight hard to find them. Drivers' License Suspension After an arrest, you will face an automatic suspension of your driver's license. You have only 14 days to schedule a hearing at the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division office to contest this suspension.
  85. Minominee
    1. Mason, Gerald: Personal injury and disability Real estate Probate Wills, trusts, and estate planning Criminal defense Business and commercial law
  86. Monroe
  87. Mt. Clemens
  88. Mt. Pleasant
  89. Munising
    1. Harmon Law Office: Drunk Driving In the state of Michigan, even a first offense for driving while under the influence is a crime. While the crime is referred to as "drunk driving", a person need not be "drunk" to be arrested AND convicted of a DUI. A DUI is any operation of a motorized vehicle by a person who cannot control the vehicle because he or she is under the influence of some agent. That agent can be alcohol, illegal drugs, or even legal drugs, such as prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs.
  90. Muskegan
  91. Michigan N-Z
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