DUI Quick Start from a Michigan DUI Attorney
If you are facing a drunk driving charge and are looking for a Michigan DUI lawyer, you need relief and want information right away. In the following sections, we’ll examine the realities of a Detroit-area DUI charge and how drunk driving cases work in the real world, because that's where your case is going to be handled.
When you're looking to hire a lawyer and have questions, you should always check out your options and become an educated consumer.
As you look around, make sure you contact my office, as well. All of my consultations free, confidential, and are done over the phone, right when you call.
Making the Call
We're really friendly people who will always be glad to answer your questions and explain things. When you call, we’ll have a few questions, as well:
- Where were you arrested?
- What is your charge? What happened?
- When did it happen?
- Did you take a breath test?
- If so, what were the results?
We'll want to know as much as possible about what was going on before, during and after your arrest.
Where is your Case?
This means that prior to being sentenced by the Judge, you will have an appointment with the court’s probation department, where you will be interviewed and take a written alcohol screening test about your drinking habits and history. Every answer you give has a point value, and the test is scored numericallyAs results go, the higher your score, the more likely you are seen to have or be at risk to develop a drinking problem. Obviously, the lower your score, the better. We're going for better.Here, I can help you more than any other DUI lawyer. I have extensive clinical training, having completed a post-graduate program of addiction studies that focused on the development, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol problems.I know exactly how an alcohol evaluation test works, and how each answer is interpreted, or "scored,” providing an unmatched advantage to you before you provide answers to an alcohol screening test that will have the more impact on what happens to you than any other part of your case.
The written recommendation advises the Judge what terms and conditions (including classes, counseling and/or rehab) to order for you. In other words, it tells the Judge what to do to you.
It is extremely important that you are thoroughly prepared for the alcohol screening test and probation interview. Make no mistake about it, the sentencing recommendation is really the "blueprint” for what the Judge exactly will do to you.
In the real world, every single Judge out there follows the probation officer's sentencing recommendation very closely, if not to the very letter.
The sentencing is where you stand in front of the Judge to find out what is going to happen to you, where all the consequences we've been talking about are handed down - or not.
At the sentencing the Judge first reads the recommendation, listens to your lawyer, then you, and finally says you must you do certain things, and not others.
Unless your case gets dismissed for some reason along the way, we will have been working toward this moment from our very first meeting.
When all is said and done, success in a Michigan DUI case is best measured by what does NOT happen to you.
Here, less is always more. I will make sure everything goes smoothly, and that we avoid as many of the potential negative consequences as possible in your case.
My Fee schedule is for Drunk Driving cases is listed below:
- 1st Offense DUI: $3800.
- High BAC charge: $4000
- 2nd Offense DUI: $4200.
- 3rd Offense (Felony) DUI: From $7200.