When you are charged for drunk driving in Michigan, finding and hiring a DUI attorney may be a challenging task. For example, you will need to consider several factors when retaining counsel such as the attorney’s trial experience, their past experience with handling DUI cases, and if he/she has the proper knowledge and resources to adequately represent you.
When I was a prosecutor for the City of Ann Arbor, I tried numerous drunk driving cases and obtained guilty verdicts in nearly all of them. Now, as a defense attorney with over 25 years of trial experience, I have successfully defended drunk driving cases resulting in the charges against my clients being reduced or dismissed. Read on to learn more about the benefits of hiring a former DUI prosecutor to represent you.
If you are charged with a DUI, the prosecutor will serve as a prominent figure in your case. A prosecutor is the attorney who decides what charges to file against you and whether to try the case in front of a judge or jury to obtain a guilty verdict.
Hiring a former prosecutor will give you the advantage of retaining counsel who has argued on both sides of the courtroom. He/she will know how the police gather evidence as well as how the prosecution decides the charges to be filed and builds their case to go to trial. In addition, such counsel will know what type of evidence to present to discredit the prosecutor’s case and will also have extensive experience with negotiating plea bargains since he/she will know just how far the prosecution will go in order to obtain a plea. Since prosecutors often work regularly with the same judges, a former prosecutor offers the benefit of knowing how judges will likely handle a drunk driving case.
When looking for a drunk driving attorney to represent you in Washtenaw County, I recommend you hire an attorney who has extensive experience with handling DUI cases. Hiring a former prosecutor is an added bonus to you.
If you have been charged for drunk driving in Washtenaw County, contact Ann Arbor DUI defense attorney Stacey Washington to help you navigate through this difficult situation in your life. Stacey Washington has helped numerous clients mitigate any long-term consequences of drunk driving charges and convictions.