Friday, January 15, 2021

Protect You and Your Loved Ones After a OWI/DUI Arrest

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In Michigan, a first offense OWI is a crime—not just a traffic offense.  It’s a misdemeanor, carrying up to 93 days in jail upon a conviction. There are several judges in Michigan who impose jail time on a first offense, even when you have no priors, no accident, and no aggravating factors. For higher blood alcohol arrests (called “High BAC” or “Superdrunk”), the law allows for up to 180 days in jail. 

Learn more!

Contact a Board-Certified Drunk Driving Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor Today! 

If a loved one or you have been arrested for the first time for OWI or DUI crime in Washtenaw County or Southeastern Michigan, and you want to discuss options, please call or email GLG Michigan 24/7 at (734) 263-2780 or online info@GLGMichigan.com.


Friday, January 1, 2021

Panic After OWI/DUI Arrest? Let the Team at GLG Michigan Help You!

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You’re leaving a holiday party after consuming a few beers, and suddenly you hear the sirens behind you. The fear, panic and anxiety start to kick in; am I over the legal limit?  Am I going to jail? Will I lose my driver’s license? After spending the night in jail, you go home and start to pick up the pieces. You start to ask your friends, family and colleagues:  

“Do I need an attorney to represent me for an OWI case?”

“What can an attorney do to help me with a first OWI case?”

“How much will an attorney cost?”

“How do I find the best OWI defense attorney to help?”

Learn more!

Contact a Board-Certified Drunk Driving Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor Today! 

If a loved one or you have been arrested for the first time for OWI or DUI crime in Washtenaw County or Southeastern Michigan, and you want to discuss options, please call or email GLG Michigan 24/7 at (734) 263-2780 or online info@GLGMichigan.com.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Find a Good Criminal Defense Attorney Like Dan Geherin to Represent You

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The criminal justice “freight train” may have slowed down for the COVID-19 health pandemic, but it hasn’t stopped. Police are still pulling people over and arresting them; prosecutors are still charging people with misdemeanor and felony offenses; and many cases are just now opening at the courts after months of laying dormant. If you or a loved one face a criminal charge, you are probably wondering how to find a good (and often, the best) criminal defense attorney to help.

Dan has been practicing for over 23 years, first as a prosecutor and then as a criminal defense attorney.  He offers a free, no pressure consultation (in the office, or virtually).  He has been rated AV-Preeminent, the highest rating available from Martindale Hubbell, and has nearly 200 5-star client reviews. Dan is dedicated to providing the highest level of results and satisfaction to every client he represents, and is always happy to answer any questions about his background before a client decides to retain his firm.  

Contact a Board-Certified Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor Today! 

If a loved one or you has been charged with a crime in Washtenaw County or Southeastern Michigan, and you want to discuss options, please call or email GLG Michigan 24/7 at (734) 263-2780 or online info@GLGMichigan.com.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

How Do I Find a Good Criminal Attorney?

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Every day, Dan and his team field calls from people who are searching for a good criminal defense attorney. They often have a list of potential attorneys that they’ve talked to or researched online.  They often ask a series of (good) questions, such as:

“How long have you been a criminal attorney?”

“Is criminal law your specialty?”

“Will you be handling my case, or will it be turned over to an associate attorney?”

“How much will it cost to have a good criminal defense attorney?”

Finding a good criminal defense attorney is vitally important to achieving a good and just result.  Too many attorneys are either inexperienced in criminal defense, don’t put in the effort and diligence needed to successfully obtain results, or are afraid to go to trial on a criminal case. The criminal justice system only works when an accused person has a dedicated, diligent and ethical criminal defense attorney to help. How does an accused person find such an attorney, especially during a health pandemic when face-to-face meetings are often impossible?

Learn more here.

If a loved one or you has been charged with a crime in Washtenaw County or Southeastern Michigan, and you want to discuss options, please call or email GLG Michigan 24/7 at (734) 263-2780 or online info@GLGMichigan.com.


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Criminal Trials Over Zoom? “How Does this Affect My Case?”

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Trials generally require a physical courtroom; 6-12 jurors; in-person testimony. Generally they can’t be accomplished with a lot of social distancing, especially in smaller courtrooms with multiple personnel present (prosecutor, defense attorney, accused, jurors, witnesses, and court staff).  As a result, courts have been struggling with what to do about criminal trials.  

Interested in finding out more? How could this affect your case? Read about how criminal trials are being handled during the pandemic on our website.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Can I Still Have a Criminal Trial During a Pandemic?

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Courts in Washtenaw County and throughout Southeastern Michigan had to reinvent themselves and figure out how to handle busy criminal dockets despite a health pandemic and various governmental shutdowns. Courts couldn’t simply cancel criminal dockets and wait 6 months to resolve cases; way too much is at stake for public safety, for crime victims, and for the accused. Most courts have gone to a Zoom system where most criminal appearances are handled remotely.  

Learn more on how these changes could affect your case. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

“Probable Cause Conference” Can Be Both a Blessing and a Curse

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In 2014, the Michigan Legislature passed laws inserting a new step—the PCC--into the felony process.  Before a defendant went directly from Arraignment to Preliminary Examination, which is a hearing at which the prosecuting attorney must prove “probable cause” (i.e., some evidence) of the defendant’s guilt.  If the prosecutor is unable to produce this evidence, the Judge/Magistrate can dismiss the case. What the Michigan Legislature realized (due to intense lobbying by prosecutors and police) was that many cases were being dismissed because prosecutors often didn’t have enough time to get civilian witnesses to court. This was especially glaring because defendants had a statutory right to have their Examinations within 14 calendar days of their Arraignment.  


As a result, Michigan added the intermediate PCC step. For clients who remain in custody at Arraignment, the PCC has been both a blessing and a curse. 


Interested in finding out more? Read about probable cause conference on our website

Protect You and Your Loved Ones After a OWI/DUI Arrest

In Michigan, a first offense OWI is a crime —not just a traffic offense.   It’s a misdemeanor, carrying up to 93 days in jail upon a convict...