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Joy Corbett Gets From Defense Career in Michigan

Question: Tell me about the joy or sense of fulfillment you get out of your career

Answer: Well, I actually enjoy it. I mean, we deal with prosecutors now from a different perspective. But I enjoyed prosecuting cases. I dealt with fairly high-level, large-scale criminal activity. I was the chief of the organized crime section and prosecuted a number of cases involving the alleged members of the mafia here in the Detroit Metropolitan area. And I enjoyed that because you got a sense of fulfillment that you had taken people who were a serious threat to society and put them in a situation where they were going to be held accountable for their actions.

And at the present time, I'm sort of—not on the other side coin—but I'm looking at it from a different perspective. And I'm dealing with people who have made a single mistake and are trying to put their lives back together, and when you help somebody who has had this problem, and when they get a resolution that they feel comfortable with, and they come to you and they say, “Well, thank you for helping me out.”

You to get a sense of personal fulfillment because you've taken a person who thought they were perhaps in a no-win situation, or their lives were ruined, and you've given them the opportunity to see that it's not the end of the line, and that you can deal with this, and come back and be a valuable effective member of society. It doesn't have to ruin your lives.  It's a choice that you have to make.  And when people see that and get a second chance, you get a sense of real accomplishment because you know you've helped somebody out who was in a bad situation.

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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.