The Best OWI Attorney in Michigan for You
If you are facing drunk driving or drugged driving charges, you need the best lawyer you can get. Don’t settle for a “family friend” or bargain attorney. Your future and your liberty are important and you need a top attorney to get the best outcome.
Why you need a good OWI lawyer
A woman was arrested in Jackson County, who was said to be extremely intoxicated by methadone pills. She was driving a car with her 2-year-old and 7-year-old children inside. The sheriff’s department says a deputy stopped the women’s car Tuesday evening in as a result of a 911 call from a motorist reporting an erratic driver. The woman was being held at the Jackson County jail pending charges. The children were turned over to a relative.
This woman needs the best OWI (operating while intoxicated) lawyer she can get. A charge of OWI that would ordinarily be a misdemeanor becomes a felony if there are children in the car. A great “drunk driving” attorney would give their client the best chance to avoid jail or prison. Additionally, there is a real possibility this woman could be facing a child abuse/neglect petition if her OWI attorney is not very experienced and has an understanding of child protective proceedings.
Should I hire a lawyer for a first offense OWI charge?
Just because it’s your first time doesn’t matter. Just because you have a perfect driving record doesn’t matter. If you’re 30, 40, 50 or 60 years old and never been in trouble before, never had a speeding ticket, the courts don’t care. More than 75% of those arrested for OWI, DUI, OUIL, and OWPD have perfectly clean records. They’ve never been in trouble for anything. Most people charged with a first offense OWI have jobs, licenses, insurance, and many of them own houses and companies and have professional licenses. Not only does the court not care, but the Michigan Department of State does not care. You need the best lawyer that you can get when you are trying to protect your constitutional rights, your freedom, and your livelihood.
The police have evidence against you, or you would not be charged. Evidence is strong in some cases and weak in others. Police, courts, and prosecutors make a lot of money off of these charges. They have statistics that they are concerned with, and the government wants to make sure that every person who has been arrested for OWI gets convicted of it. The system is stacked against you, and that’s why you want to get a top OWI lawyer. A top lawyer may be able to turn the tables on law enforcement and expose scientifically flawed breath and blood testing, violations of constitutional law, fake or exaggerated evidence, and violations of police procedure. You deserve to have someone in your corner who cares about you, who fights for you, who goes the extra mile for you, someone who is respected, and someone who has a great reputation in the legal community and the community in general.
Don’t Trust Your Fate to the Lowest Bidder or Someone with a Gimmick
Be careful when hiring an OWI defense attorney. Your future, reputation, driver’s license, freedom, livelihood, and family are too important to treat hiring an attorney in a cavalier way. Look at attorney reviews online, make sure a prospective lawyer has never been disciplined by the State Bar of Michigan, find out if the attorney exclusively handles criminal defense, and talk with the attorney in-person to make sure you and the attorney are a good match. Likely, you will not get the best possible result if you work with a multi-practice attorney (one that does not exclusively handle criminal defense), a lawyer with bargain prices or “cookie-cutter” prices, or an attorney without a track record of success.
Lawyers that guarantee or promise results, claim to have special relationships with judges or prosecutors, claims to “win” almost all of their cases, or who don’t use written Fee Agreements should be avoided at all costs. Promises, guarantees, and claims of “special relationships” are unethical, fraudulent, and illegal. If a lawyer takes any of these dubious tactics with you, it is a sign you need to look for a new attorney.
Top Michigan OWI Defense Attorneys
At LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., we are some of the most skilled and aggressive OWI attorneys handling cases in Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County and throughout Michigan. Our defense team has handled 1,000’s of drug and alcohol-related cases. We have decades of experience successfully defending clients throughout Michigan and an unparalleled track record for achieving extraordinary results.
If you or a loved one is charged with an alcohol or drug-related driving offense, OWI, OWID, DWI, OUIL, UBAL, DUI, etc…, please call us. We will take the time to learn about you and the charges, answer all of your questions, and address each of your concerns. We will work with you to develop a winning strategy for your case.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation, or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will contact you promptly.