Detroit, Michigan Felony DUI
Joe's client was charged with his fourth offence of DUI. Because it was his fourth offence, it automatically became felony drunk driving.
The penalties for felony drunk driving include hefty fines and jail time. Naturally Joe's client was keen to avoid both if possible.
Joe's investigation into the evidence was thorough and turned up several promising possibilities for defending his client. Most important, it uncovered the critical information that a key police witness at the trial would be unavailable.
Joe immediately insisted on a preliminary exam, completely confident that the witness' unavailability would result in a favorable outcome for his client.
The felony DUI charges were dismissed and Joe's client went home to his family.