Top Detroit DUI Lawyers Near You

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Buk & Associates, PLLC

DUI Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

Free Consultation

586-298-1998

You Have Rights, and We Will Aggressively Represent You. Call Today.

Buk & Associates, PLLC was established in 1969 as a family operated law firm committed to aggressively representing clients' interests. When you retain us, we will provide you with clear concise explanations regarding the law and how it relates to your one-of-a-kind situation. We offer strong legal representation, sound legal advice and have the ability to negotiate …

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Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.

DUI Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

Free Consultation

248-631-4848

We Will Find a Way to Help You and Most Importantly
We Are Not Afraid to Win!

If you are being accused of a felony or misdemeanor offense in state or federal court, we know that you are likely concerned about your future and the potential consequences of a conviction. With decades of experience taking cases to trial and winning, the team of defense attorneys with Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. have attained a level of notoriety with prosecutors and …

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Boria Law - Criminal Defense Attorney

DUI Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

Free Consultation

734-453-7806

Michigan Criminal Defense Law Firm

Being charged with a crime can be frightening, embarrassing, and downright aggravating. We all make mistakes; and sometimes we are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Don’t make the mistake of taking on the judge, the prosecutor, and the police alone. Being charged with a crime is serious and being convicted of a crime can mean loss of your professional …

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Law Offices of Harris & Literski

DUI Lawyer | Serving Detroit, MI

Free Consultation

Helping DUI/OWI charged clients protect their rights. Don't lose more than have too. Contact us today for help.

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Detroit DUI Information

Have You Been Charged with a DUI?

If so, it is imperative to immediately contact a Detroit DUI lawyer who knows all the defenses that may be available to you. To violate DUI law, the blood-alcohol content must be at least .08 percent, and if it is higher than .14 you can be charged with extreme DUI.

DUI Ramifications

The alcohol content is determined by blood, breath, or urine tests. If you refuse to take one of those tests your driver's license is automatically suspended. A DUI conviction is punishable by license revocation, months in jail, or years in prison for repeat offenders and stiff fines.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Detroit, MI

36th District Court

421 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 965-8700

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 234-5000

U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Michigan

211 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 234-0065