A DUI conviction can result in devastating losses that affects every aspect of a person’s life. Finding the best DUI attorney in Oakland County is easy after you read the positive testimonials for LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. A Michigan-based law firm founded in 1995, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has represented thousands of clients facing first, second, and third DUI charges. Our experienced and compassionate lawyers will work tirelessly to protect you throughout this uncertain process, with support and no judgment.
Is my DUI charge fair?
Many clients come to us unsure of what happened the night of the incident. An experienced lawyer can help clients talk through what happened to see if there was any illegal behavior or wrongdoing on the part of police that can be used to drop charges. In the event that police did follow protocol and the defendant was pulled over with a bodily alcohol concentration of .08 or above, we can help strike a plea that will keep our client out of jail and avoid unnecessary programs for alcohol education, which many judges will slap on first time offenders. In some cases we can help a client avoid a conviction.
In some cases, a law enforcement officer will ask the individual to take one or more sobriety tests. Common sobriety tests include counting, ABCs’, walking a line, a one leg stand, a horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test and more. Some of these tests have scientific validity and some have no validity at all. Refusing a sobriety test may be a violation of the law.
It’s my first offense . . . Do I really need a lawyer?
Yes, you do. The state of Michigan rarely shows leniency, even for first time offenders. Incarceration, mandatory alcohol and drug testing, suspended driver’s license, and mandated community service are all on the table, even in the event of a first offense. In some cases, we have been able to get charges completely dropped for some clients! Many clients are surprised to learn that even with a first-time conviction, an individual could be sentenced to serve as many as 93 days in jail. Depending on how many charges or the degree of charges you face, the consequences only get more severe.
Protect Yourself with the Best DUI Lawyers for You
At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., we will do whatever is necessary to protect our clients and go to bat for their freedom. We have helped countless clients in Oakland County fight DUI charges, and we are ready to do the same for you! Please give us a call at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our criminal defense attorneys will promptly contact you.