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Criminal Law

Whether you are charged, being investigated, or otherwise involved in a criminal matter, it is important to know your rights. The police and prosecutors have a team of people trying to convict you, so you should have someone in your corner fighting for your freedom. We are here to ensure that your rights as an individual are protected.

From Felony matters to Misdemeanors, the Hammond Law Firm has you covered. We’ve been helping clients since 1999 and are dedicated to aggressively fighting for your rights.   It is important to protect your record as criminal charges affect every aspect of ones life, from employment to school applications, to where you can even live. Let our attorneys do the work for you and get you the justice you deserve. Call us today for a free case review, we have expert attorneys for every aspect of your criminal case.

Drunk Driving – Operating While Intoxicated/Impaired (DUI/OWI)

Michigan drinking and driving laws are some of the toughest in the nation. Typically, Michigan prosecutions for driving under the influence are “OWI” prosecutions. Anyone intoxicated by or “under the influence” of alcohol or drugs while driving can be charged with an OWI or OWVI (operating a motor vehicle while visibly impaired). In Michigan, these convictions are also not eligible for first-offender deferred judgment programs and will remain on your record forever. Potential criminal penalties include jail time, community service, fines, higher insurance rates, vehicle loss, license restrictions or suspension and potentially felony charges for repeat offenders.

Super Drunk Driving

Effective October 31st, 2010, a new definition of drunk driving is instituted, applying to drivers with a bodily alcohol content (BAC) of 0.17 or more. Drivers under the “Super Drunk” law are subject to even greater penalties, even for first-time offenders.

Whether you are facing an OWI, DUI, OWVI or Super Drunk charge, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Hammond Law Firm will relieve your stress and ensure a fair ruling. Our fees are reasonable, and we never promise what we cannot deliver. Don’t wait until it’s too late, take control of your situation and call us for a free consultation.

We have successfully handled OWI type cases in all of the following courts: Howell, Brighton, Novi, Farmington Hills, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Owosso, Taylor, Romulus, Southfield, Bloomfield Hills, Pontiac, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Detroit and Oak Park.

Driver’s License Appeal Division (DLAD OR DAAD) Hearings

If you have had your license revoked for 2 or more drinking and driving convictions, we may be able to help you get your license reinstated. 

Typically, the State of Michigan will inform you that you may apply to have your license reinstated when the revocation period is about to end. That is when the real work begins. In order to get your license reinstated, you must prove with “clear and convincing evidence” that you have been sober for a year (or more) and are likely to remain sober.

This is done by providing proof in the form of community support letters, a favorable substance abuse evaluation, appellants testimony, and in some cases testimony from friends or an AA sponsor. The form and content of the letters is very important, as is being prepared for the questions you’ll be asked at the hearing. If an appellant’s letters are not just right, they can be discarded and not counted as evidence. Likewise, if the appellant provides poor or conflicting testimony, they can be denied even if it’s an innocent mistake.

At Hammond Law Firm PLLC, we have handled dozens of DLAD hearings are very familiar with the process. We can guide you around common mistakes, and help you avoid the inherent pitfalls of the process. Unlike other attorneys who take your money and fight unwinnable cases, we will not take your case if we don’t believe you have a good chance of success at the hearing. If we do not think you can pass the hearing, we will counsel you on what to do moving forward to make your next appeal successful.