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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I met Mike Boyle at a bad time in my life, just after receiving a OWI ticket. Things looked pretty bleak.
Thanks to Mike's fine work, I am quite pleased with the way everything turned out. I was very impressed with the way he handled every aspect, as well as his wealth of knowledge.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Michael Boyle is an exceptional attorney. He excelled at defending me and understanding me as his client. Most importantly, he educated me as to the dangers and destructiveness of driving while under the influence. I will never, ever drink any alcohol and get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive. People can get injured, maimed for life and killed. And, you can be a victim of your own OWI. Mike emphasizes this to his clients.
The human costs are most important--but the financial costs-- medical expenses, the cost of interrupted or lost careers and property damage are exorbitant, locally in Michigan and for our nation.
Michael emphasizes these important truths to you as his client. But, Michael is an empathetic individual. He recognizes the stress that OWI clients go through. He is always available to answer questions ( of which I had many) and he is meticulously our your side to defend you. Call him with a question and he will telephone back. He is concerned for his clients, on a personal level, and he is very skilled. But, he never forgets the educational side. He never wants you to commit the same offense again. He is proactive about that as he should be.
Because of his expertise as a defense lawyer, I would never hesitate to hire him again. Because of his emphasis on educating the client, I know he hopes ( and he is correct) that he will never have to defend me again on a OWI charge. Maybe some other legal work-- for which I would hire him again anytime.
So, if you are arrested for an OWI in Michigan, Michael Boyle is, in my opinion, the only lawyer to hire. Don't hesitate. He is the best. Finding the best OWI lawyer if you ever, unfortunately, find yourself in that position is not always an easy choice. I have just done your homework for you. Hire Michael Boyle of the Barone Defense Firm.
Posted by Tom & Andrea, a DUI client, Flag
NOT GUILTY! My husband was charged with three counts of felony DUI. He faced both large fines and extensive jail time for an accident with injuries that he was falsely accused of causing. He researched the internet for the best legal representation in Michigan for DUI charges. He subsequently called Barone Defense Firm, and was contacted by Mike Boyle, attorney extraordinaire. My husband instantly connected with Mike, not only because of his extreme professionalism, but due to his warm, compassionate, calm, and caring manner. Mike is an attorney that actually listens when you are telling your side of the story. Incomparably educated in all aspects of DUI law, he walked us through all phases of the trial process one step at a time. Not only does Mike have exceptional communication skills, updating us with the information we needed as it became available, he gave up many hours of his own personal time to meet with us as the trial approached. We were both highly impressed with Mike's superb courtroom abilities. Even with witness testimonies changing at the trial, Mike was able to change his defense tactics on the fly. Not only do we owe Mike a debt of gratitude, with my husband being found not guilty of all charges, we now have an awesome new friend. Thank you, Mike, for a job well done. You will always being in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Rebecca, a DUI client, Flag
From the free consultation until the day in court I was made to feel like my case took the top of the list. My incident happened on New Years Eve/Day and I was stil able to talk to somebody and get information every day of that week. Staff was incredible with every phone call no matter who I talked to. The best outcome for me was in a very small percentile. Charged with a Intoxicated and reduced to a Reckless is hard to believe. But Michael made it work. My prefessional license was the most important thing for me to protect and Michael has so much experience in this specific field that I was made to feel so confident from the first day. Never any promises but I always knew that they were fighting hard for the best outcome. Absolutely hands down the best outcome I could dream for. Highly recommended without any doubts.
Posted by Reed, a DUI client, Flag
Michael Boyle is a very capable and successful defense attorney. He was very knowledgeable concerning alcohol-related driving offenses. My initial charge of BAC High-alcohol driving offense was reduced to an accepted plea of reckless driving. This secured my job which was in jeopardy, due to the original alcohol-related driving offense. I was extremely satisfied with the successful performance of Michael Boyle and his team.
Posted by Kyrtysse, a DUI client, Flag
Very prompt knowledgeable and knows the law!!! Very rare breed he fights for YOU regardless of who he is in front of. If you're looking for an ace lawyer in a drunk driving case I STRONGLY reccomend Mr Boyle. Thank you again Mr Boyle I can't thank you enough for representing me with the up most respect and knowledge and getting me Acquitted of an owi 2nd
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Michael J. Boyle is a great lawyer, but further more a great human being. Not knowing what would await for me as I would in fact hire my first lawyer, I was definitely nervous. I didn't know what to expect other than what I would hear and see on the T.V, and from hearing several discouraging stories from friends and family members about their experience. Would my lawyer do what was best for me or best for them? Would my lawyer treat my case as if it was their only? and will they invest the time and attention to insure that I was comfortable throughout the entire experience? These were just some of the questions that I had in my mind. However, once I met Michael all of the thoughts, questions, and concerns were erased. Michael is a professional who does more than his job he is an expert in making sure that each one of his clients are taken care of, and makes sure that they are successfully positioned to having a healthy and powerful life during and after the case they are currently in. I was scared, concerned, and distraught in thinking about the implications my case would have on my life, however Michael interacted with me in a way that just simply made those thoughts seem unreasonable. He not only made sure I was informed in every step of the case, but he gave me the power to do what was best for me. He managed every facet of the case with complete mastery and thoroughly succeeded in making sure that the outcome of the case was one that would be best for me no matter what our options were. By the time my case was complete I could care less about what the end result would be, Michael had done such a good job in preparing for the case that every conclusion seemed like a great option. His complete mastery of preparing for the case coupled with his team Michael truly made my experience an enjoyable one. With Michael Boyle you will get much more than what you pay for. He has the contacts, he has the knowledge, he has the strategy, but most of all he has an integrity that is so strong it out shines any of the doubt you may have. At the end of the day Michael J. Boyle is Powerful. He will go to war for you and with you, however, you must be sure you are ready to match what he brings to the table. He is a straight shooter who doesn't sugar coat the reality or nature of the case, however his art in delivering all the facts of the case is one that will leave you feeling empowered and knowledgable. If you are looking for a Lawyer who is trustworthy, if you are looking for a lawyer who will do what it takes to successfully get you the outcome you want for your case, if you are looking for a Lawyer who will fight for you, and if you are looking for a Lawyer who will lay it all on the line to see their client happy and successful then you are looking for Michael J. Boyle. Powerful.
Posted by Thomas, a DUI client, Flag
My father retained the services of Mr. Boyle approx 3 months ago for a DUI charge. This was not my fathers first offense and my family was concerned that he would be facing some heavy penalties. To further complicate matters, my father was facing some health issues that required Mr. Boyle to not only communicate with him, but to myself and other family members as well. I was initially worried that it would be difficult for Mr. Boyle to keep everyone updated and on the same page throughout the case. I was mistaken. During the approx 3 months that it took for my father to recieve his sentencing, Mr. Boyle proved to be organized, knowledgeable, and a very efficient communicator.
It was hard to express into words how pleased my family is with the representation we recieved from Mr. Boyle. My father initially faced the possibility of felony charges. With the help of Mr. Boyle, he pleaded to a very favorable charge. Without getting to specific, there were many factors to this case. Mr. Boyle expertly took into consideration my family's wishes and my fathers health and, in my opinion, achieved the best possible outcome for all parties involved.
I would not hesitate for a second to recommend the services of Mr. Boyle. Upon delivering the terms of my father's favorable sentencing, the judge stated "Mr Boyle did a fine job for you sir. Nice job." When the judge compliments your lawyer, you hired the right lawyer.
Posted by Steve, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Boyle did the impossible with my case. Through fierce advocacy and unsurpassed attention to detail, he took my hopeless situation and secured a rare OWI dismissal. He took the time to get to know me, kept me updated throughout every step of the process, answered all my questions quickly and courteously, drove all over the state on my behalf, and as a result of his outstanding reputation in the Michigan legal community, convinced my judge and prosecuting attorney to give credence to my side of the story. Retaining Mr. Boyle was without a doubt the best decision I have ever made, and I couldn't recommend him more highly.
Posted by Mike, a DUI client, Flag
If you need legal help I would highly suggest Michael Boyle. He completely exceeded all expectations. When I first charged with owi and leaving the scene my outlook was grim. I travel for work and need a valid drivers license. I was so depressed and down on my luck over this. I was told and told to stay positive by Mike as he worried about my case. He was in contact with me weekly as progress was made. His office handeled everything. He went as far as to come to the scence of the stop take measurements, pictures everything! Not only did I keep my license I served no additional time. He is the most dedicated and best lawyer I have ever seen.
Don't think twice when hiring Mike. Everything is riding on it.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I have thought long and hard on how I wanted to thank you for a job well done.
You might think that because we did not win the case out right, that we did not win.
On the contrary, my Lord has won the victory.
You see, the outcome of the case is exactly what I needed for me to appreciate, how far I had strayed from my God. And through these circumstances, which brought me back home to Him, and back into His fellowship, I now have the 'Peace' that was so elusive, for so long.
In my heart, it was the judgement that I needed the most.
Mike, I want to thank you first and foremost for your friendship. We have spent many hours together discussing my issues of the case and because of your calm demeanor this went a long ways in quelling my fears and my anxieties.
Your thoughtfulness and understanding inspired me to seek the brightest side possible.
The outcome of the case coud have been much worse than what it turned out to be.
Your Professionalism in the court room and your personal skills with your peers, be they, Prosecuting Attorney, Law Enforcemment Officers, the Judge and especially the Jurors, went a long way in getting me the outcome that I am quite pleased with.
Your personal testimony spoke volumes of who you are as a person and as an advocate for those that are in need of your services as an 'Attorney' at Law.
Because of this, I can now move on with my life, to follow the path that my Lord has set before me, to be a witness to those, of the cost, that bad decisions will always have a price associated with them.
Even now during my counseling sessions with Ms.--- , and the young people that are attending her classes, I can speak bodly and with clarity of the consequences that will be taken if they follow down this course, that is so destructive.
I now have a second chance to live my life as never before and you have gone a long way in restoring my Faith.
I would also like to take this time to thank the staff at your Law Firm, especially Melissa for keeping me up to date with my scheduled appointments.
You, Melissa, have made my trying times during this ordeal much more bearable.
With your kind voice, your words of comfort and with your emails that were right on the mark, easy to understand and so forthright with much Honesty thrown in for good measure.
In closing I would like to tell "All' that are associated with the 'Barone Defense Firm' that they are very fortunate to have both of you working with them.
May God Bless You All,
Posted by Shelley, a DUI client, Flag
Mike Boyle from the Barone Defense Firm is top notch #1!!!
In March 08 I was arrested for DUI 3rd Felony Violation...
I contacted the Barone Defense Firm after reading reviews
and their expertise in DUI cases. Knowing that this is all
they do is drunk driving cases and have much background
and know the laws surrounding them, I hired them right away!
I was in a parked car with it running and behind the wheel...
Mike Boyle, from Barone Defense Firm got my Felony and certain
jail time down to a drunk and disorderly on a technicality that neither
the Prosecutor nor the Judge was aware of when they offered
a deal of recharging me as a second offense!
Thanks to Mike I have my life back!
I would certainly recommend them to anyone!
SC – Battle Creek, MI
Posted by Eric, a DUI client, Flag
Simply put, I was in BIG TROUBLE! I was facing a potential 3rd offense DUI. Had this charge gone through, I wouldn't be writing this at the moment because my life would have changed dramatically.
My case was complex and difficult. I needed an attorney who could argue based on the facts and could present himself well in court well. I needed results, not rhetoric. I needed a defense attorney who could relate to my case and confront it with confidence, skill and accuracy. This is when I hired Michael Boyle.
Realizing this, Mr. Boyle went to work immediately. He utilized every defensive measure in my case to work in my advantage, while maintaining a clear dialogue with the prosecutor and myself at the same time. Mr. Boyle knew that my charges would ruin my career and my ability to continue in my occupation.
While negotiating my case, Mr. Boyle pointed out all the grey areas in the charges against me and was able to effectively argue the clear points in my case. Step by step, he kept me informed of my case and the changes or developments that were occurring in the process. It was at this point I had realized that I hadn’t just hired any defense attorney; rather I had hired a very good, aggressive, sharp and professional criminal defense attorney.
My case required a significant amount of intellect which also required a significant time investment. This should remind anyone that you get what you pay for when considering an investment in your future. In my case, Mr. Boyle was worth every penny in my case! I viewed my situation as an important investment in my future - and treated it this way. As a result, this investment paid off! Where I was facing a potential 3rd DUI, the final result was a first offense reckless driving charge.
Michael Boyle is an excellent DUI / OWI defense attorney! Do not waste your time thumbing through the yellow pages looking for a defense attorney, because this is exactly what you’ll end up with – another defense attorney. Michael Boyle is no ordinary DUI / OWI criminal defense attorney, he’s a skilled, experienced and reliable attorney who knows the law! If your case is even remotely similar to mine, do yourself a favor – Call Michael Boyle first and let him give you a preliminary analysis before you decide who will represent you. I would not be able to write this review if I had gone any other direction!
Posted by Greg, a DUI client, Flag
Mr Boyle represented me for my first offense DUI and the outcome could have not been any better. We had a complex case on several fronts, and Mr. Boyle was able to work with our fact pattern to defend successfully against the State's case. The outcome was restoration of full privileges and acquittal.
Mr Boyle also represented an close friend on a second offense and again was successful in defense of the case to reach an acquittal.
He is without question the most effective representation that can be found in the State of Michigan for DUI defense.