A Big Week at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.
This last week has been a tremendously successful one for the firm of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. In two separate cases the firm obtained outstanding outcomes for its clients, two people whose lives were put in jeopardy by serious criminal allegations.In the first case, an out-of-state engineer was charged in an Oakland County district court with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). His work requires that he travel back and forth to Canada and a conviction for this charge was sure to have a devastating impact on his job and life. Although Ontario is just over the river, most people are unaware of the serious complications a drunk driving conviction can create for those who need to travel across the border. Even a lesser charge like operating while visibly impaired (OWVI) is viewed as a more serious crime by Canadian jurisdictions and the Canadian Border Services Agency. After a long, drawn-out battle representing the man, one of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.’s senior criminal defense attorneys managed to secure a plea to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge, a non-alcohol related offense, and the dismissal of the original OWI. The client is now free to travel for his job without worry of the obstacles that a drunk driving conviction would create in his life and career.
Another case before a Wayne County district court involved the firm representing a man facing the charge of operating while under the influence of drugs (OWID). The firm went to battle for its client. On the eve of the last court date, a final jury trial settlement conference following a long period of aggressive negotiations, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. convinced the prosecution to drop the charge and allow the young man to plead to a loitering charge under diversion, meaning ALL CHARGES WILL BE DISMISSED upon successful completion of a short probation.
If you have been charged with a crime in Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County or elsewhere in Michigan, call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form to speak with an attorney. You need an attorney fighting for you who will deconstruct the prosecution’s case against you, counsel you, and communicate on your behalf. A criminal conviction can have catastrophic consequences on the life you have built and you owe it to yourself to hire the best possible legal defense.