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Mike represented me in two different cases. The first involved charges of DUI and Assault, and the other was another DUI case. In both instances, Mike was able to negotiate unbelieveable deals with the prosecutors. I truly believe that if I hadn't hired Mike, I would be in jail and my life would be over. He is kind and patient with his clients, and also professional and tough with the prosecution. Such a great combination. Anyone in need of a defense attorney who truly cares about his clients and can make good things happen should hire Mike immediately!!!
I was arrested back in August after police arrived to the scene of a collision. I had been coming around a turn and clipped a parked vehicle, pushing it into another parked car. I was on the sidewalk when they arrived and they asked me some questions. I refused to take a voluntary field sobriety test and they then arrested me for a DUI. Back at the station I blew a .202. Michael Frans was able to get my case dismissed on probable cause. He was an exceptional lawyer and always explained clearly my options and what was to be expected when headed in to the court room. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I was charged with assaulting my son and both the prosecutor's office and local police were intent on making sure the charges stuck. The residing judge showed bias towards the state in every motion we could make, to include stating that our star witness would be incredibly limited in their testimony. Through Mike's knowledge and expertise we were able to present our story to the jury and get a not guilty verdict! Mike kept me sane while advising me that the prosecutor's actions were merely attempts to get me to plea. I owe Mike big time and I highly recommend him.
On the night before Thanksgiving of 2013, I had been charged with a DUI (refusal to blow) and a felony eluding charge. I had no prior record and had never been in any serious trouble. I was in my third year of college studying to become a nurse. All my hard work and money I had invested into becoming a nurse looked like it was going to come to an end because of the felony charge, until I found Mike. When I met with Mike he was very straight forward about my case and what he thought he could get the charges dropped to. He got both, the DUI and felony, dropped to two reckless driving charges and did what he said he would do. I did not have to do any jail time to get the charges dropped to reckless charges thanks to Mike. He was also able to make it so I did not have to take a whole bunch of drug and alcohol classes that would interfere with college and my job. His price as a lawyer was affordable and definitely worth saving my career. There was many times where Mike expressed his concern for me and my career. He even went out of his way to call the nursing state licensing board just to be certain on what we needed to make it so I could continue through college for nursing. After losing the DOL hearing for my license, Mike told us we should appeal so we did and he won the appeal-getting my license back. I could not have asked for a better more knowledgeable lawyer. Overall, I rate Mike as excellent because he fought hard for me and saved everything I have worked so hard for. Mike believes in second chances and he will do all he can to make sure you get a second chance if you make a mistake, so I recommend him to anyone that is facing serious charges putting their career in jeopardy.
Mike is an excellent lawyer. He knows his stuff and helps you to feel at ease! I felt confident that he had my best intentions at heart and advised me every step of the way!
I was facing a second DUI conviction. Throughout the case Mike was assertive and passionate about representing me. We eventually went to trial, and even after a mistrial Mike never asked for any additional funds besides the initial retainer. Frans was able to get me a much lesser charge. I highly recommend Michael to anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation.
I was in a very difficult bind and thanks to Michael Frans I was able to overcome the situation. He is truly one of the best in my opinion at what he does! He was always there for me when I needed to talk and was well prepared every time we stepped into the court room. I had had previous attorneys who tried their best, but it was more than just trying with Mike. He was able to get results and when you are paying money for a service, results are what you are looking for. I wouldn't recommend anyone else after my experience. Once again, thank you Michael Frans for being a true professional.
We were taken care of every step of the way. He was never late and never made any promises he couldn't keep. He kept our expectations realistic and was worth every penny. Would call him again every single time.
I was up for a felony related DUI. A felony conviction would have destroyed my profession credibility and no option other than reduction to misdemeanor was acceptable. Amazingly Michael accomplished this with finesse, quality thinking and attention to details. His defense was well rounded and had no holes. Anyone can rely on Michael with confidence he will deliver the best possible outcome.
Mike Frans was a pleasure to work with. He is very realistic when discussing my options during our meetings and provided his professional opinion at every turn. I could not have asked for a better result for my DUI case: DOL case was dismissed and my DUI charge (I was well over the BAC limit) was reduced to Reckless Driving. It was a stressful time, but Mike always kept me informed and his professionalism and confidence in court were very reassuring.