If you were charged with a felony or misdemeanor it is crucial to retain an experienced Birmingham criminal defense attorney who will aggressively protect your rights, fight for your freedom, and pursue the best outcome possible. Birmingham Attorney Derrick E. George represents clients charged with a wide array of criminal offenses, including DUI/OWI, domestic violence and sexual assaults.

DUI/Criminal Defense

There are numerous drunk and drugged driving laws in Michigan, including:

  • OWI – Operating While Intoxicated (often referred to as DUI)
  • OWVI – Operating While Visibly Impaired
  • OWPD – Operating With Any Presence of Schedule 1 Drug
  • It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content level, or BAC, of .08 or higher
  • High BAC – There are enhanced penalties for driving with a BAC of .17 or higher
  • It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drive with a BAC of .02 or higher

Penalties vary depending on whether it is the first, second third or subsequent conviction, the BAC level, case circumstances and more. A conviction can result in driver’s license suspension, jail, fines, mandatory classes, treatment and more.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and aggravated domestic violence occurs between spouses or former spouses, past and present dating partners, individuals with a child in common, and present and former household residents. Domestic violence situations often start with a simple disagreement between the parties. When the situation escalates to physical violence – when a party allegedly assaults or batters the other individual – domestic violence may have occurred.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault may include any type of unpermitted sexual contact. This may range from simple touching to penetration and more. The consequences for a conviction of sexual assault or misconduct often results in a lengthy prison sentence and mandatory lifetime sexual offender registration. It is absolutely essential to retain the representation of highly skilled and effective sexual assault attorney to pursue the most favorable outcome possible.

Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney Derrick E. George, P.C.,

It is always preferred to contact Attorney George as soon as possible after an arrest so he can immediately intervene on your behalf. This has resulted in dismissals, reduced charges, favorable plea agreements and other alternatives to incarceration. Attorney George serves clients in numerous areas, including Monroe County, Macomb County, and Wayne County. For a complimentary consultation, contact Attorney Derrick E. George at 248-470-4300.