DUI Defense

Because good people can have bad days. Traffic Ticket Mom for your DUI defense

Blue flashing lights in the rearview mirror are the last thing anyone wants to see on the way home from a night out. The situation is often traumatic and confusing, especially for first time DUI offenders. A conviction for DUI can be life changing – but a negative outcome may be avoided by hiring a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney immediately. Remember, an arrest does not necessarily mean a conviction will follow. “I will conduct a complete investigation into your specific situation,” Michelle Merson says. “As an experienced DUI attorney, I know what types of evidence to look for and what questions to ask – and how to spot weaknesses in a prosecutor’s case.” Even if you feel that you failed a field sobriety test or chemical test, including the Breathalyzer or blood/urine test, you may not be found guilty of the offense. The tests are often central to the prosecution’s case, but there are defenses available, and Michelle is familiar and proficient with them all. With close attention to detail, knowledge of the law, and capability within the legal system, Michelle will explore every aspect of your situation to discover what can be used to help your case. She is also skilled at representing those with prior DUIs, who will face harsher penalties, and knows the steps to take to protect your interests. The outcome will be a defense created on your behalf that protects your rights and strives to minimize any consequences you may face.

Traffic Ticket Mom as part of your Recovery Program

Recovering from addiction is a life-long and difficult process and requires a support system of compassionate friends and family. Qualified professional help is crucial – but finding just the right mental health provider or center can be difficult. And all too often people struggling with addiction also find themselves facing legal woes that can compromise their journey back to health. If you or a loved one is dealing with addiction, Michelle is aware of all of the issues you face – and is prepared to help you fight for sobriety as well as your legal rights. As an experienced attorney, Michelle understands the legal problems that an addiction can create. Substance abuse can have a major impact on your current and future employment, ability to drive, housing options, and relationships. You may need help navigating diversion programs, probation, or court-mandated treatment programs. Michelle can help you deal with these and other legal challenges. More importantly, Michelle can be a part of your overall recovery process. As a member of the Florida Addiction Professionals Referral Association, she can help connect you with highly qualified professionals for a treatment plan suited to your situation and needs. “I have been practicing criminal defense for a long time, and over the years I’ve been saddened to see repeat offender’s cycle back through the legal system – clients I have successfully defended only to see them get into trouble again, due to drug or alcohol addiction,” Michelle says. “I now take a more holistic approach with my practice and work with my clients to make sure they get the help they need beyond their legal troubles.”