Posted by a client
Mike helped me 18 months ago. I got my second DUI in 7 years. My BAC was .175. Mike got me 10 day ankle monitor . I did not have to go to jail. The laws are getting tougher in colorado and Mike helped me the this bad ordeal
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I hired Michael to take care of a DUI a few months back. He came highly recommended thru my friend who had previously worked with him . Michaels fee for taking on my case was to say the least "premium retail" which made me think This guy must be great. I busted my tail to come up with the fee so that we could get stated. From here it just got more and more difficult to deal with Michael. He didn't in anyway keep me informed while my case proceeded. I was completely on my own information wis . Ultimately I had to cut the relationship short with Michael before my case even made it to court . Once I paid Michael I never heard from him again unless I called him . He doesn't return calls , if I was ever able to reach him by phone He was always seemed annoyed and very difficult and even inappropriate at times . Not a people person. I wouldn't recommend this attorney . He did willingly return most of my fee . Your experience may differ this was mine.
Posted by Denver
Reluctantly, I share my experience as a client of Mike McCullough. The matter is resolved - I myself managed to get my case dismissed, after suffering greatly due to Mr. McCullough's misfeasance.
I hope the following helps to spare others the pain of a wrongful conviction and an expensive Interlock device.
In August of 2012, I was charged with DUI, DUI Per Se, and No Insurance. The "theme" of my case was, "Blind Sleeping Passenger In Abandoned Disabled Vehicle Hauled Away and Forced To Give Blood, By Angry Ignorant Cop."
My first choice of Counsel declined to represent me, due to an alleged conflict of interest (the firm's founding partner was a witness to the case, client to my investigative services, and party to confidential personal matters). Thus, Michael McCullough was foisted upon me.
My case was entirely defensible. I had refused to sign the consent form, and my blood was taken by force, in the statutorily-prohibited absence of vehicular assault. The subtheme of my case was, "You Can't Have Your Prosecutorial Cake And Eat It, Too, With Regard To The Presence/Absence Of Defendant's Signature." When I presented the theme and subtheme of my case to Mike McCullough, he grumpily disagreed with me and declared, "The theme of your case is, "It was a bad day."
At the DMV Hearing, Mr. McCullough arrived unprepared. He carried no briefcase, no C.R.S., not even a single page of caselaw. He spotted me in the waiting area and ordered myself and my three relevant witnesses to leave. "I've got this covered, get outta here!" he growled. During the Hearing, according to the transcript (and to my dismay!) he presented no relevant issues of fact nor of law, he preserved nothing for appeal, and his appearance was stricken from the record due to his "snide remarks and antagonistic, hostile behavior." Most significantly, he failed to even raise the issue of the illegal involuntary blood draw, which would have suppressed the BAC results and exonerated me of the Per Se charges and resultant mandatory Interlock device. instead, he rambled on about irrelevant issues he apparently pulled from the legal ether, such as, "Where were her feet? Did you photograph her FEET on the gas pedal?" He angered the officer almost to apoplexy, yet he failed to get any relevant testimonial evidence preserved for impeachment at trial. Was Mr. McCullough's appearance at the DMV Hearing solely for his own entertainment? It certainly wasn't for any legal purpose, nor benefit to my case.
Within the next week, he abandoned my case, failing to appear in court, even to present my insurance card and get that charge dismissed - a small piece of legal business he easily could have accomplished. Mike couldn't be bothered! His raison d'etre is to engage in verbal fisticuffs with opposing parties for his own enjoyment, to the detriment of his clients' defense.
Subsequently, he failed to provide me with an accounting of his time, and failed to return the unearned portion of his fee. He failed to withdraw until April 2013, leaving me in legal limbo.
How did this guy get a bar card, and how has he managed to keep it? In my experience, he failed to recognize the most fundamental issues in DUI Defense: The Unconstitutionality of an Involuntary Blood Draw. SCOTUS addressed this in Missouri v McNeely, but Mike McCullough "didn't think it was an important issue in my case."
Thrust into the harsh realm of pro se representation, the Chief Deputy DA believed is was indeed an important issue, and rather than risk a DPD civil suit, my case was dismissed. However, I suffered the loss of my driver's license at the DMV Hearing, and have no remedy.
Please take my advice and don't hire Mike McCullough for legal representation.
Posted by ED
Mike and his wife were the best when he helped my wife through her DUI. Just yesterday he negotiated a great deal with the DA and this nightmare can finally end. We are so thankful to you, Mike.
Posted by Melissa
Mike was a awesome lawyer for me i had been on several consults and he was the that cut straight to the heart of things ,And as for my case i belived it turned out to be one of the favorable ways it could have.I also trusted what knowledge he has for this type of case it was great having him as my lawyer and would recommend him to everyone dispite what this page says about him get a consult and see for yourself!
Posted by Hannah
Prior to retaining Mike McCullough, I had consulted with three other attorneys who specialize in DUI defense. Upon questioning, I learned that their trial skills are lacking, and they actively encourage clients to accept unfair plea agreements.
I kept looking, and I'm glad I did! I refuse to accept a plea agreement because I am innocent!. Other attorneys fail to grasp this, and that's why I hired Mike. He fights because you are innocent. Other attorneys say they do, but don't risk your freedom on their lip service. Hire Mike McCullough.
I really am innocent, and the whole ordeal of being wrongfully accused of DUI is terrifying. Everyone I know looks at me searchingly, as if to say, "You don't look like a drunk." I'm not! But people are so brainwashed they assume you're guilty. Thanks, overzealous activist organizations. ;-)
Honestly, if the public knew how many people charged with DUI are wrongfully accused by quota-hungry LEOs and government officials eager to maximize DUI revenue, women like myself would be feel safe trusting a jury to see through the prosecution's lies. Unfortunately, jury pools are comprised of people who are biased by media propaganda, and would smugly give the lesser-included DWAI to your teetotaling Grandmother.
Attorneys like Mike McCullough are heroes. Defending our Constitutional rights takes courage and conviction, and Mike has both. He stood up for me, and his strong personality blew all the prosecution's lies away. Even the jury could see I was innocent. I was acquitted of DUI.
Posted by Aaron
Mike did a great job on my case. He was attentive, answered my calls, and helped through a very complicated process. I received the minimum sentence and MIke let me know that he would be available if I needed additional help.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I got my second DUI in five years. I was certain I was going to jail. The judge I had always put people in jail for a second DUI, especially because my blood alcohol content was a .239. Mike got me 10 days in-home-detention. I would recommend Mike to anyone.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mike did a great job in my case. I was on my second felony and fifth dui. Mike got me probation and 120days work release. I was really afraid I was going to prison. If I did I would have lost my family and my job. Thank you so much.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Someone had used my name which resulted in me being charged in Denver. If the charge had stuck, I would have lost my job that I have had for several years. I went to see Mike in his office, we had a long conversation and Mike explained to me that I shouldn't worry because he felt he might be able to get the case dismissed. On the first court date, Mike came to Denver County Court reviewed the facts of the case with me and spent five minutes talking to the D.A.. He came over to me and said the case was being dismissed. I could not believe it.I would recommend Mike to anyone. He is a man of his word, he gets things done, and he charges a very fair price. Thanks Mike.