Protecting Your Future From A DUI Charge
For many people in Brighton and other areas of eastern Michigan, the ability to drive is an important part of daily life. Being able to drive allows you to get to work, drive your children to school or pick up groceries. Now, imagine what life would be like if your license was taken away. If you are convicted of drunk driving, that is exactly what will happen, which is why it is crucial to work with an experienced DUI/DWI attorney.
I am Richard M. Trost, and I know that being charged with DUI (known as OWI in Michigan) is frightening — especially if you have never been charged with a crime before. I also know that there are ways to challenge DUI charges and protect your livelihood and your criminal record. I am ready to put my over 30 years of experience to work for you whether you are facing your first DUI or your third.
Guiding You Through The Process, Step By Step
One of the most intimidating aspects of dealing with a drunk driving charge is navigating the criminal justice system. Without a lawyer by your side, it is easy to feel alone in a place where everyone is against you. If you work with me, however, I will be your advocate. I will explain the process so there are no surprises, and will help you understand your rights and options.
Challenging A Drunk Driving Charge
There are several ways to challenge a DUI charge. Finding the right one for you depends on the circumstances of your case. When investigating your case, I will look for the answers to several important questions, including:
- Did police have reasonable suspicion to pull you over?
- Was the breath test machine you used properly calibrated?
- Was the breath test machine administered properly?
- Was the field sobriety test conducted properly and fairly?
Although not all DUI cases need to go to trial, I will be ready to protect you if going to trial is in your best interests.