Have you been arrested for or charged with a DUI in Auburn Hills? You will want the best drunk driving criminal defense lawyer at your side.
What Are These Charges?
Although they seem to have several different names such as OWI, OUI, DUI, DWI, or OUIL the bottom line is these are all designations for drunk driving. In Michigan, a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of .08% or more will lead to an arrest and pending charges for drunk driving. Drunk Driving is a very serious charge and its consequences are severe and can have long-lasting effects on your life. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Auburn Hills, Michigan or its surrounding areas, you will need an experienced drunk-driving defense lawyer with you while you go through the process. The Law Office of Barton Morris can assist you from arrest through trial if necessary to get the best possible outcome and results for your case.
What You Are Dealing With?
If you have been arrested or charged with drunk driving in and around Auburn Hills by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, The Auburn Hills Police Department or the Michigan State Police it is urgent that you contact the Criminal Defense Law Firm of Barton W. Morris, Jr. immediately to begin working on your case: There are several steps in the prosecution of a drunk driving charge and your defense will have a much higher chance of being successful with an attorney who understands the complex rules at stake in order to have your charges greatly reduced if not dismissed altogether.
The police and prosecutors are quick to act on filing charges against drunk drivers. A drunk driving conviction can lead to:
- Fines and costs to the court, police departments and the Secretary of State
- Jail time
- Loss of driving privileges including the loss of your driver’s license
- Insurance premium increases
- A criminal record
- Potential employment, credit and housing difficulties
- Community Service requirements
- Lengthy periods of supervised probation
- Vehicle forfeiture
- Alcohol Awareness classes
Any combination of these penalties could come from a single conviction of drunk driving. In Auburn Hills, the city police department or the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department can and do attest that you were driving poorly or erratically and that they gave you a blood alcohol or breath test to demonstrate in court that you were drunk driving if those tests show .08% BAC or higher. But there are things that you can do. It is extremely important that you call The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. for a case evaluation. There are various ways that a charge of drunk driving can be defended including the circumstances of why the police stopped you in the first place, if field sobriety tests were administered accurately and appropriately and were the breath and blood machines used to determine BAC levels set and aligned correctly. Many defense attorneys do not have the experience or ability to challenge drunk driving charges successfully. Attorney Barton Morris and his staff are available to you to discuss your case and begin to create the best strategy, planning, and defense available with a goal of having your case dropped completely or having drunk driving charges decreased significantly. Remember, it is the prosecutions job to prove that you were driving drunk. Mr. Morris can certainly defend you at trial if necessary or can help you mediate a useful plea bargain.
What Is Forfeiture?
Having started a few years ago, it is now possible that if you have been accused of repeated drunk driving offenses your car or truck may be forfeited. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office often seeks to have vehicles taken in such situations. Forfeiture in drunk driving cases deals with your loss of rights and property because of alleged crimes committed. The Law Office of Barton Morris is dedicated to protecting your assets and property from governmental forfeiture.
Barton Morris is the only Michigan attorney to be designated by the American Chemical Society as a Forensic Lawyer Scientist.
When it comes to distinguishing himself from other lawyers, Criminal Defense Attorney Barton W. Morris, Jr. has the training and experience required to help you get the BEST DEFENSE POSSIBLE in a drunk driving prosecution. He sets himself apart from others as he is able to analyze bloodwork and instrumentation devices including:
- Field-Testing Kits
- Mass Spectrometer
- Gas Chromatography
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Attorney Morris does an excellent job of attacking the evidence and witnesses that police and prosecutors rely on to convict those that face drunk driving charges. Mr. Morris can find and argue defensive strategies for your case that other attorneys simply cannot given his extensive background, training, education and experience.
The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. has TRIED and SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED several drunk driving cases every year.
Attorney Morris has recently attended the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) annual Drug Defense Case council. While drunk driving prosecutions often give the impression of automatic guilt – trying these cases has become quite complex, so must defending against these charges. Mr. Morris has knowledge of and experience with drunk driving investigations in the following areas:
- Quality Control methods inside of a laboratory – notably for bloodwork and toxicology reports
- New tools used for surveillance and investigation
- Negotiations & Plea Bargaining
- How to retrieve property and items given to police forfeiture
- Examination techniques of officers and witnesses
This is a highly specialized and comprehensive recognition and proficiency in very specific areas of Michigan Drunk Driving laws. The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. can put this expertise to work for in your case to help you get the best outcome achievable.
An Informed and Planned Defense Is Your Best Solution
Contact The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. right away if you need assistance in dealing with drunk driving charges in Auburn Hills, Michigan and its neighboring communities. Whether your case is in district or circuit court, you will want the BEST DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY POSSIBLE. You deserve to work with a lawyer who has gotten proven results in these matters. You deserve to work with an attorney who will handle your case from the first phone call, all the way through trial if necessary – someone who is an expert in chemical forensic analysis that can help you argue possible defenses that other attorneys simply cannot. If you want the best drunk driving defense attorney available in Auburn Hills and around Oakland County, please contact The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. today for a case evaluation. Contact his office at (248) 541-2600.