It seems that the majority of cases now arise out of the use or mis-use of alcohol or drugs, whether prescribed or purchased on the street. Drugs and alcohol, when combined with driving offenses are the most common offenses that the District Courts handle. Young and old often find themselves looking at the District Court Judges after attracting the attention of the local police.
Mr. O’Neill has successfully handled many criminal cases including drunk driving, impaired driving, reckless and careless driving, assault and battery, domestic violence, retail fraud, criminal sexual conduct (date rape) and other criminal matters. He is not afraid to try your case in front of a jury of your peers. Whether to try your case in front of a jury is solely your decision and is not recommended in all cases.
Sometimes your best opportunity is to convince a prosecutor that your client is entitled to a second chance or a deviation from the initial charge. Sometimes the prosecutor offers nothing of any value. In those instances, get ready to plead guilty or prepare for a Jury or Non-Jury trial.
Although you have an absolute right to not incriminate yourself, as specifically provided in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as well as under Michigan laws, most cases are made from the mouths of the accused at the time of the stop. You do have to cooperate to the extent of providing identification, driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance – but you don’t have to talk about the incident. Call your attorney, instead, for such advice.
A criminal defendant has an absolute right to discovery into all of the evidence, not only that against the defendant, but also evidence that tends to support or help the defendant. This is known as exculpatory evidence. The Prosecutor is under a duty to provide all evidence.
Mr. O'Neill helped me win my case and receive the settlement. I don't think I would have won without him.
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