How do you choose the best DUI attorney for your case? It’s a common question, and we’re here to help answer it for you.
A drinking and driving charge is overwhelming.
A conviction likely means loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, loss of your weapons, and more.
And only one DUI conviction can be expunged, and then only five years after probation has ended.
If you have more than one alcohol related driving charge, you can never expunge any of them.
They’ll be with you for the rest of your life.
It’s difficult to understand the process and what to do next. The best advice is to retain a proven attorney about how to proceed.
However, the problem is deciding which attorney(s) to call.
It may be a good idea to consult more than one attorney before you decide which one to hire.
How To Choose the Best DUI Attorney
You should call an attorney who specializes in and is proven defending clients against driving defense charges.
This specialty that can and will likely lead to a favorable outcome, such as a careless driving conviction or having the entire case dismissed.
Many attorneys with OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) cases will just plead their clients guilty and perform the least work possible.
This is especially true of small practices with one attorney and little to no support staff.
An attorney who specializes in OWI defense will know what to look for in your case and present you with all of the legitimate options for the most favorable resolution.
When faced with an OWI, a specialized attorney will submit motions and find solid issues to argue in your defense that other attorneys are not aware of or over look.
One thing to look for is an attorney with an expertise in science.
The reality is that every DUI case is won or lost on a chemical test.
You have zero chance of winning if your lawyer doesn’t know the science of DUI/OWI cases.
You need an attorney who has scientific training and credentials.
What Can A DUI Attorney Do For Me?
A specialized attorney understands the science behind an OWI investigation such as how alcohol metabolizes in your b0dy, how breath tests work and what their weaknesses are.
Your attorney must also understand the training and methodology of field sobriety testing that the police administer.
Knowledge about these OWI investigatory methods, along with effective trial skills, will provide the attorney with the arsenal necessary to effectively argue in the client’s favor and achieve good results.
One of the most demanding skills an expert DUI lawyer must have is an understanding about breath and blood alcohol testing.
This is where most attorneys fail at defending a case.
If they don’t know how it works, and more importantly, how to fight them, an attorney is useless.
If your attorney has been successful fighting breath and blood alcohol testing in the past, he can do it for you.
Barton Morris and his team have specialized in fighting alcohol and drug related driving offenses for more than 20 years.
They’ve invested the time to learn the science behind field sobriety, breath and blood alcohol testing and has effectively used their knowledge in court.
Our DUI attorneys fight each case expertly and repeatedly gets great results.
Facing DUI charges? Unhappy with your current attorney? Request a free consultation now.
Attorney Morris is trial lawyer who has been providing high-quality legal representation in the areas of state and federal criminal defense for more than 20 years. He’s known for his trial preparation by fellow attorneys, judges and clients alike. As a trial attorney, he’s dedicated to attaining justice in every case, and is always prepared to successfully take on complex legal issues. Barton and his law firm pride themselves on obtaining results for their clients that other attorneys cannot.
Not only does Barton Morris have extensive experience, he also engages in continuing legal education to provide the highest quality legal services. Barton has received specialized scientific training through the American Chemical Society, and is the only forensic lawyer-scientist in Michigan. He attended the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors. Barton Morris is also a board member of several distinguished legal associations including the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association Justice Foundation. He’s also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has graduated from their National Criminal Defense Trial College in Macon, Georgia.
Barton Morris is consistently chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit and for DUI/OWI and criminal defense by DBusiness Magazine and Hour Magazine. He has also been chosen as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense.