I am a criminal defense lawyer from Pittsburgh whose practice has an emphasis on DUI.... more
I am a criminal defense lawyer from Pittsburgh whose practice has an emphasis on DUI. I am licensed to practice in PA and W.Va., and am in Morgantown and Wheeling often. I am a graduate of WVUCollege of Law. I am a big WVU fan, as well as all of Pittsburgh's sports teams. I also like to travel, scuba dive, and go hiking with my dog.
Michael D. Simms was born and raised in a small town just south of Parkersburg, West... more
Michael D. Simms was born and raised in a small town just south of Parkersburg, West Virginia. The son of a school teacher and an attorney, he quickly learned the value of hard work, education and achievement, graduating from Wirt County High School early at the age of sixteen. Simms then attended West Virginia University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Pre-law in... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.