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Appealing a Drunk Driving Conviction in Michigan

Question: Can I appeal a drunk driving conviction in Michigan?

Answer: Yes. In cases that are misdemeanors that are handled in the district court, an appeal would be available to a circuit court, and if it's a felony case or a case that's handled in the circuit court, then the appeal would be to the Michigan court of appeals. There are different timelines on things as far as how much time there is for appealing, and if it's a jury trial versus a plea situation there are different rules on that. And I would always recommend people to, if they're going to appeal, to look to somebody that does appellant work to make sure that those rights are taken care of.

Client Reviews
Patrick Barone is the ONLY choice for DUI defense. He was realistic from the start and made it a point to look at my case before taking my money. As a business owner, when I think of attorneys, I think of the "shark infested waters. Patrick is a shark alright, but his prey is not the client; it's justice for his client. Ten stars Patrick!! Chris F.
Attorney Patrick Barone was very helpful and helped me understand the charge and sentence absolutely clearly. He also guided me through step by step helping me form a statement. His instructions were clear and detailed. It was obvious he cared about me understanding every important detail within my case. I would absolutely recommend this defense firm to anyone in need. Aaron B.
The Barone Defense Firm is the firm I recommend. They are truly concerned about the person, not just the legal issue, but the person as well. They are the most knowledgeable defense firm that I am aware of, having actually written the book on DWI Defense. If you are faced with a DWI you will not find a more professional and skilled law firm. But, most importantly, they care about how the accused individual recovers his or her life when the case is complete. Very remarkable group of lawyers. William H.