When Should I Call a Drunk Driving Lawyer?

By Kathryn Simmons,

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A successful drunk driving lawyer will tell you that you need to hire an attorney as soon as possible after you have been arrested for OWI, OWPD, or OVI in Michigan. That’s not hype. That’s fact. The more time an attorney is given to develop and put into action a defense strategy – the better the opportunities for a favorable conclusion of the case. Remember: your freedom and your future are on the line.

Call 248-408-7679 now if you have been arrested for OWI, OWPD, or OVI. I can come to you, or you can come to my office.

You May Be Thinking About Waiting
The inclination may be to tell yourself that you can put off hiring an attorney. After all, you have already been arrested and “booked”. You reason with yourself – telling yourself that you got through the night of your arrest without legal help.

In the State of Michigan, the legislature has mandated that courts decide drunk driving cases within 77 days after the arrest is made.

In other words, your drunk driving lawyer needs to get to work. You could be sentenced in 77 days – just 11 weeks. The legislature did not set that timeline to help DUI offenders. They didn’t do it so that you can put it all behind you and get on with your life. The 77 day timeline is an attempt by the legislature to get impaired drivers punished as quickly as possible. For that reason, your legal defense must be mapped out and implemented rapidly.

You Want Your Drunk Driving Lawyer To Build A Solid Case

  • You hope to have an influence on the severity of your punishment
  • You question the results of the blood alcohol tests
  • You doubt the police reason for the roadside stop
  • You have witnesses you believe need to be interviewed
  • You want to stay out of jail
  • You don’t want to lose your job
  • Even if you know you are guilty

You Can’t Count On Getting The Mandatory Minimum Sentences
A drunk driving lawyer will be working to impact the outcome of your case. Michigan has minimum sentences, even for first offenses. For instance, you will pay a fine of $100 to $500 for a first-time DUI conviction. But the law then says you will receive “one or more” additional penalties. How many “more” may be where your lawyer can have an impact. For instance, “up to 93 days in jail.” From jail time, to community service time, to the length of time you lose your driver’s license – all of these punishments may become negotiable. An attorney can begin immediately working toward an optimal outcome.

Are You Searching For A Lawyer For Someone Else?
If the person needing a drunk driving lawyer is someone other than you, and you have come to this webpage researching attorneys on their behalf, you will be doing them a great service if you hook them up with an attorney as soon as possible.

Not Your First Offense?
People who find they are moving through the criminal justice system for the first time may think that they can go it alone. Ironically, people who have been through it once tend to understand very clearly why they can benefit from having good legal representation from the start. Too often, the system treats someone who has been arrested for DUI as if they are presumed guilty. No one in the system is on their side – except their attorney.

For an experienced, aggressive drunk driving lawyer. Call 248-408-7679 now I can come to you if needed

Kathryn L. Simmons is a drunk driving lawyer serving Lake Orion, Orion Township, Rochester Hills, Oxford, Clarkston, Auburn Hills, Waterford, Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Macomb County and the Oakland County Circuit Court. No attorney or law firm can guarantee the outcome of your case. However, I can provide you with a free evaluation of the details of your case, and suggest a strategy to pursue the best possible outcome.

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