Friday, May 3, 2019

Detailed, Specific, and Transparent Breakdown of Fees

When a potential client calls GLGMichigan, he/she will be greeted with respect, knowledge and clarity.  If the firm can help, we will provide information about the case and options on how best to handle it.  Then, we will lay out a detailed, specific and transparent breakdown of expected attorney fees, and how those fees will be earned.  Most importantly, our firm never takes on a case without explaining and executing a written fee structure signed by both client and attorney. 
Personal Attention, Personal Results, and Personal Justice.   That’s our slogan and the mantra by which we practice.  And all of that begins with a clear, transparent pricing plan so that clients can focus on their case and rest assured they have hired the right attorneys.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Michigan Might Lower BAC Threshold

Like most states in the country, Michigan has a 0.08 threshold for unlawful blood alcohol content (“BAC”) as it relates to adults operating a motor vehicle.  However, under legislation introduced in the Michigan State House of Representatives last week (HB 4420/4421), Michigan would join Utah as the only other state in the county with a BAC threshold of 0.05.  Due to some high-profile tragic drunk driving accidents lately, this proposal may be gaining steam with lawmakers.

Learn more here.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Success Case: Domestic Violence Trial Chelsea District Court


Professional Engineer R.M. spent three days in jail waiting to be Arraigned on a Domestic Violence charge stemming from an argument with her ex-husband four months earlier.  She hired Dan.  She and Dan worked hand-in-hand for months to present evidence about her ex-husband to show the court that he cannot be trusted.  Despite R.M.’s clean record and lifetime of achievements, the prosecutor  aggressively fought to convict her.   R.M. held up perfectly to cross-examination, presented vidence to show her ex is a liar, and Dan argued that she is 100% innocent.  She was found not guilty, and could get on with her life—without her ex in it.

Read about more success cases here.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Driving After Drinking Is a Choice

Make no mistake, the choice to drive a motor vehicle after consuming too much alcohol is a CHOICE, and a foolish/dangerous one at that.  However, many people monitor their alcohol intake and attempt to make careful choices, only to be shocked when they find themselves over the BAC limit.  And, these same people often show no signs of impairment/intoxication; drive in a “normal” fashion; and even pass field sobriety tests administered by a police officer.  But, if their BAC is over 0.08, that have an unlawful blood alcohol level and often feel the brunt of a DUI/OWI conviction—including jail time, loss of driving privileges, and severe fines.  Lastly, because DUI/OWI is a motor vehicle offense, a conviction cannot be expunged, meaning they have a conviction on their record for the rest of their lifetime.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Success Case: Domestic Violence Trial Ann Arbor District Court


T.C. is a young woman who was accused of Domestic Violence for allegedly shoving and slapping her boyfriend during an argument.  She hired Dan to defend her and clear her name.  At trial, the police testified that T.C. admitted to pushing her boyfriend, but they conceded under cross-exam that they did not witness what led up to that response.  Dan argued that the prosecutor could not prove an intent to harm her boyfriend, and the judge agreed.  She was found not guilty, and all records related to her arrest and charge were destroyed.

Read more success cases from Dan Geherin here!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dan Geherin: One of 3 Board-Certified Criminal Law Attorneys in Michigan

Some Ann Arbor Attorneys “dabble” in criminal defense, taking a criminal case once in a blue moon.  Some only handle DUI or traffic cases.  And still others are not comfortable taking on “specialized” criminal cases, such as juvenile delinquency, sex crime allegations or driver’s license appeals.  Daniel T. Geherin, founder and principal of the firm, is a board-certified criminal trial and former prosecutor.  Only 5% of attorneys nationwide receive board-certification from NBTA, and as of 2019, Dan is one of only 3 attorneys in the State of Michigan to be board-certified in criminal law and the only certified criminal attorney in Washtenaw County.  As such, it’s clear that his experience in defending all criminal cases is unquestioned.

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Plan to Classify 17-Year-Old's as Minors in Michigan's Criminal System

Luckily, a plan to classify 17-year-old's as minors in Michigan’s criminal justice system was revived in the state Senate this week.  A bipartisan 14-bill package from Sens. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Twp., and Sylvia Santana, D-Detroit, would amend various areas of Michigan law to categorize 17-year-olds as minors. The legislation allows for exceptions when it comes to violent crimes. The bills, Senate Bills 84 and 90-102, were referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee. Last year, a similar set of bills passed a House committee, but didn’t go further.

Learn more here.

Detailed, Specific, and Transparent Breakdown of Fees

When a potential client calls GLGMichigan, he/she will be greeted with respect, knowledge and clarity.  If the firm can help, we will provi...