From the Author of Defending the Accused

I have represented clients charged with drunk driving for the last 40 years. The vast majority of cases I have handled are in Wayne County. As a result, I have become familiar with the judges who make the rulings in these cases and know what they are likely thinking. Based on this, I am positioned to create a strategy that can help my clients get the best result under the circumstances they find themselves in.

I wanted to write this book to give people a basic understanding of what they face if they find themselves in an OWI case, as well as to outline steps you can take to put yourself in the best position possible to defend your OWI case.

Drunk driving is a serious offense, afflicting all strata of our society. My experience confirms this, having represented corporate presidents, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and police officers. But no matter who you are or what you do, OWI can significantly impact many areas of your life, and particularly your employment. Fortunately, I've had the opportunity to save countless clients from the worst consequences of their charges and walk others through the best way to handle the penalties they have faced.

The truth is, in order to get the best result possible, you need to have someone on your side who knows the law and is familiar with the legal defenses available to you. Provided there is a legal defense applicable to your case, they can mount a strong defense on your behalf. If there is not a legal defense available, your attorney can work to mitigate the negative aspects of a conviction through a series of strategies tailored specifically to you.

If I've learned anything over the years in this field, it's that being proactive gives you an advantage. Based on my experience of how judges tend to think and proceed in OWI cases, a proactive approach can put you in a position where the judge is much more likely to be sympathetic to you. Why? Because taking steps to address the charge before you are asked to will demonstrate that you are taking the case seriously and doing everything possible to ensure this doesn't occur again.