1. Hire Former Greene County Prosecutors as your DWI Lawyers
I get this question Every. Single. Day. Look, I get it, you are embarrassed about what you are going through. You do not want people to know about that DWI that you are dealing with. Or that Misdemeanor Assault. You do not want your employer to find out about it and you certainly do not want your Mom finding it. So, will they see it?
Your lawyer knocked it out of the park. Homerun! He managed to get you probation on a really hard case. You were extremely happy. I bet even your attorney was pretty happy. That does not happen every day. If your attorney was anything like me, his or her last words to you were probably “just stay out of trouble, they have a hammer hanging over your head!”
Maybe I should not do this, but I say to my clients: “You are my boss. I give you advice, you decide if you want to follow it.” The reason that I say that maybe I should not do this is because I have worked with and for several other attorneys. I am not sure I have worked with one that has this philosophy.
You are going to find that when you hire me, I will be sending you a lot of paperwork. So start a file to keep all of these legal documents in one place!
I have two children: Alexander, 5 years old and Nicholas, 3 years old. If you go to my Facebook page, you will find that they are pretty much the center of my life. Alex came into this world with me sprinting down the Emergency Room hallway to the operating room watching the Doctor (who I still would hug today if I saw him) yanking my wife left and right on the operating table in the middle of an emergency C-Section. He had managed to wrap the umbilical cord around his neck twice and was being choked to death.
As criminal defense attorneys, my law partner and I are in court every single day. That is not an exaggeration. Many times we will be in three or four courthouses before lunch. That is when the “normal” reappearances usually take place. Trials and contested hearings are set in the afternoon by most Judges. As a result, we are seldom sitting at our desks. And even when we are sitting at our desks, we are not just waiting for the phone to ring.
A person charged with a felony is usually going through one of two things when I meet with them the first time. Either they are so in shock and fear that they literally have no idea of what to do to help themselves or they are so laid back that I want to check for a pulse. I have given up trying to predict which of my clients will do what. I have to change my approach on each of my clients. The main things I try to concentrate on is making sure they are educated on what is going to happen and to immediately start working on their defense.
“I believe in honesty, treating my clients with integrity and compassion, while helping them find the best possible resolution for their legal situation.” - M.Russell