The Importance of the Voice of your Lawyer
Among all the information on this site, my blog, and just about every other website on the internet, there is very little about the importance of the “voice” of a Michigan DUI lawyer. Yet for all the considerations you should take into account as you search for the right Michigan attorney to represent you in a DUI case, the “voice” of the lawyer you select is one of the most important of all.
I have long preached that an important part of finding the right lawyer is finding a person with whom you are comfortable, and I truly believe that. But I also believe that the right DUI lawyer to represent you in a Michigan courtroom must have an unsurpassed ability to communicate charismatically, clearly, and persuasively. Why should you ever consider hiring any Detroit-area DUI attorney that offered less?
In some cases, it's that voice alone that either will convince the Judge to give you break, or not.
I remember hearing, many years ago, that a lawyer who stutters, or who isn’t particularly captivating or fluid in his or her speech, is pretty much like a surgeon with bad eyesight or Parkinson’s disease. After all, isn’t the ability to captivate the listener and to speak persuasively (and that means, specifically, being able change a person’s opinion) the very essence of what a competent courtroom lawyer does?
Think about that for a moment: being persuasive means having the ability to influence a person’s thinking and to change their mind. This is a critical trait for a Michigan DUI lawyer to have when standing before a Judge.
And it's means more than ever when it's your fate being decided.
Knowing Michigan law and being a competent legal tactician are important attributes of a good DUI defense lawyer, but those skills alone aren't enough. Your lawyer is your spokesperson, and you will always be better served by someone who exceptionally charismatic and persuasive. What good does it do to have some lawyer standing beside you whose ability to communicate anything less than spectacular?
I know that if I needed a lawyer to get me out of a jam, I’d want someone familiar with the particular court, Judge and the prosecutors where my case is pending. I'd want my lawyer to to know how things are done there because he or she gets there regularly.
These things, however, are just minimum qualifications. Above all else, I’d want someone whose ability to speak is captivating, charismatic and persuasive. I certainly wouldn’t want to trust my interests to a some lawyer defending me in a criminal or DUI case whose communication and speaking abilities were anything less than exceptional.
Remember, you’re looking for that “voice” that speaks to you. If you’re not taken by it, how likely do you think the prosecutor or Judge handling your case will be?
If there is one thing that defines me as a Tri-County area DUI lawyer, it is the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. My "voice" comes through loud and clear on this site, and in my numerous blog articles. I speak the way I write.
Calling a lawyer’s office is much the same. The person answering the phones is, whether they know it or not, the “Director of First Impressions.” If the person who answers your call is not particularly friendly, or cannot answer most of your questions right then and there, you’re left searching for that voice, and hoping to miraculously hear it somehow as your call gets transferred down the line….
Good luck with that.
If you are looking to hire a lawyer for a Michigan DUI case anywhere in Oakland, Macomb or Wayne County, be a good consumer and read around, Then check around. When you're ready, call my office to see how I "speak" to your concerns. I'm here to help...