Experienced DUI Lawyer in Lapeer, MI
Marcel Benavides is an experienced DUI lawyer representing clients in Lapeer and surrounding cities in Southeast Michigan. With over 15 years of experience handling complex criminal cases and successful court record, Marcel Benavides is not afraid to fight for justice. You can be sure that your case is being handled by an experienced representative when you hire The Marcel Benavides Law Office.
If you've been charged with a crime at the federal or state level, it's important that you become familiar with your rights. We'll take the time to inform you of your rights, explain your options, navigate you through the legal process, and tailor an effective defense that fits the unique needs of your case. To learn more about your specific case and how Attorney Benavides can help you, do not hesitate to contact our firm right away!
In his 15 years of experience, Attorney Marcel Benavides has:
- Successfully represented hundreds of criminal felony and misdemeanor cases
- Obtained one of Michigan's highest settlements for a police misconduct case
- Conducted countless independent investigations that resulted in dropped charges
- Vindicated clients accused of murder
- Received not guilty verdicts on criminal cases that seemed to be impossible to beat
- Received several high seven-figure settlements in civil police misconduct cases
- Never been afraid to aggressively defend the rights of all clients
- Personally dealt with all cases that came into the office
- Worked as in-house trial legal counselor for the Chicago Police Dept.
Lapeer DUI Lawyer Defending Drunk Driving Charges in Michigan
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence, also known as OUI or DUI, in Southeast Michigan? If so, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. At The Marcel Benavides Law Office, our team is devoted to vigorously protecting the rights, licenses, and insurance rates of individuals facing charges of DUI.
Many people fail to realize just how easy it can be to commit a DUI offense. Even if you do not feel intoxicated, just a couple of alcoholic drinks could lead to DUI conviction. After a DUI conviction, not only is your driver's license in jeopardy -- but you could be risking your rights and freedoms by failing to retain the aggressive defense representation you deserve.
Even first-time offenders may face serious repercussions such as:
- Up to 90 days in jail
- Fines not exceeding $500
- License suspension for up to 6 months
- Possible installation of Ignition Interlock Device (IID) at driver's own expense
Though you may have been arrested, do not assume that you will be found guilty. With the right legal counsel, you can fight the charges against you! You deserve effective defense from your lawyer, a proactive responsiveness from your legal representative, and, most importantly, you deserve a hard-hitting strategy that can comprehensively protect your rights. At our firm, we pride ourselves on offering all of these qualities to each and every client we represent.
Depending on the circumstances, the following defense strategies may be available:
- Police misconduct
- Violation of search and seizure laws
- Unreasonable seizure at a DUI-checkpoint
- Inconclusive evidence or sobriety test results
- Improperly administered breath test or sobriety test
- Personal health issues that may have skewed a chemical test result
With experience working with the Chicago Police Department, our attorney has an in-depth understanding of how law enforcement procedures work. We are not afraid to challenge a DUI or to contest the methods used by the arresting officer. Failing to act quickly after a DUI arrest could put your driver's license in jeopardy. We strive to put a stop to the suspension or revocation of your license, and most importantly, to safeguard your freedoms.
Jul 28, 2014 - Charles B, a DUI client
Marcel took my case for a probation violation. Marcel gave me the best advice what to do and called me and was always available to answer my questions and concerns. Marcel really does care about his clients. I consider him a lot more than an attorney who helped me through a tough time. I consider him a friend for life because he gave my life back to me. Marcel reassured me that everything would be ok. He said it with confidence and was right %100. He knows what he is doing in the courtroom and tells it how it is. He gave me a list of items that I needed to do to help myself and I followed them. Marcel told me that he won't sugar coat it for me. If I listen and do what he tells me to do, it will be ok. Don't worry !!! Marcel in my eyes saved my life and gave me a second chance. So now the rest of my life is up to me to stay sober and lead a healthy positive life. Thank you so, so much.
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Have you been charged with drunk driving in Michigan? Do you have questions about your future? If so, you need to contact The Marcel Benavides Law Office and speak with a trusted representative from our team. Fill out our online form or call us at (248) 549-8555 today for your free case evaluation.