Posted by anonymous
I had a DUI (my only) in Michigan from 2015 that I reported to the board of nursing past the 30 day window (I self-reported it on my license renewal out of ignorance), and recently had an Administrative Complaint against me over it. I was worried about having something written on my nursing license stating that I failed to report my conviction. Robert was very thorough in addressing my concerns, and followed through with his promises (while being very clear on what would most likely happen, and what most likely not happen). He did not sell me dreams or raise my expectations to unrealistic outcomes, but instead was open and honest. My actual DUI was short lived and ended with me pulling the car over, parking and sleeping in a parking lot, however because my keys were in the ignition while I slept (in January) it was still a violation. I don't have any previous issues with the law and had great work experiences and references, and i'm pursuing graduate education. (I explain all this so you have background knowledge on what type of case the board was deciding on). While the Administrative Complaint could not disappear completely, Robert worked hard to make sure the notes on my complaint reflected a long list of my character, positive attributes, and accolades and not just the irresponsible decision I made that night. Furthermore (and more importantly), the outcome of the complaint was that I was found guilty of only receiving a DUI (and thus breaking the public health code) but was found NOT guilty on a failure to report charge. This was a huge victory for me because I already I have to report my DUI with every professional/career move I make, so reporting solely the DUI in the Administrative Complaint (and not a "failure to report" on top of that) is a win for me and my future. As written in my title, he is a little pricey, as he charges for every email and phone call he has with you, regardless of the length. But all in all, I got my money's worth and have no complaints. I would rather this outcome with a larger fee, than a more negative outcome and a decreased fee. You get what you pay for people. Thank you so much for all your help Robert, I appreciate it!
Posted by Michael
I found myself facing unemployment and a license investigation/suspension following a period of drug diversion at my former workplace. I had no idea what to do, but luckily an acquaintance recommended the Chapman Law Group and I found excellent representation through Rob Andretz. I had never faced any sort of legal trouble, and I felt lost. Rob helped me focus on the positive steps I had taken (treatment, HPRP, etc.) and was able to have my suspension dissolved within a matter of weeks without stepping foot in a courtroom. He is incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, and reliable. It's because of his representation that I am able to search for work and continue my career in the field I love.
Posted by anonymous
I found Mr. Andretz while searching for an attorney online after I had an unfortunate situation in which I was arrested for an OWI in Oakland County, with hearing and sentencing at the 47th district court in Farmington Hills. Initially I had actually retained a different attorney that I had found online and contacted. That attorney basically told me there was nothing I could do in the situation to better the outcome and the best thing for me to do would be to plead guilty and accept the consequences.
I did not accept this and later found Mr. Andretz online who told me every case is different and that it was possible to have a more positive outcome. He was kind and insightful from our very first conversation. It was clear to me from the first conversation I had with Rob that he was very knowledgeable and experienced when it came to DUI cases involving healthcare professionals which is why I decided to hire him. I am a resident physician with a previous OWI that I was not convicted of in another state. Mr. Andretz was with me every step of the way and put my worst fears to rest regarding the situation. He was very insightful on how to impress the prosecutor, judge and probation department. Because of his work and recommendations throughout this entire process, my charge was reduced to that of operating while visibly impaired. I was sentenced to 1 year of probation with minimal testing and community service. I received no jail time.
Mr. Andretz further helped me in reporting my conviction to the medical board which was absolutely necessary. He drafted a letter of conviction and to date I have not been reprimanded by the board.
I again had an unfortunate situation in which I violated the terms of probation 3 months after sentencing. With the guidance and help of Mr. Andretz I again avoided jail time, in fact I avoided any new repercussions from the violation per the court.
I would recommend Mr. Robert Andretz to any friend or family member that required like services. He is a trust worthy attorney and it is more than evident that he truly cares about his clients.
Posted by Debbie
Robert Andretz represented myself in a criminal case which I would recommend him to any and everyone. He is professional, through, concise and has his client at his best interest. He allows for his client to feel relaxed and comfortable ensuring open dialogue. He is the best at what he does. I am thankful for his legal representation.
Posted by anonymous
Rob did a great job and worked very hard on my case. He made great recommendations that affected the overall outcome drastically. He was a joy to work with and I'd recommend him for any case especially with his background and dedication.
Posted by anonymous
November 2017 I was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated in tawas city in iosco county. I consulted Rob and a local attorney. I was concerned about not using a local attorney. I thought staying with the local gave me the best chance of getting a favorable outcome to protect my career as a CRNA. However after months of poor communication and very little movement in my case, I questioned the local attorney about what he was doing in my case. He suggested I hire another attorney. I again turned to Rob Andretz. He immediately agreed to take over my case even though it was months later. He promised no outcomes but went to work. First off, his communication is excellent. He’s always available or will promptly reply to correspondence when he can. When my BAC came back as 0.168 late in proceedings, I was afraid that little would be able to be done to help my situation. Plus, the prosecutor was upset that I had changed attorneys late in proceedings. Rob again was very honest and open to me about my situation but remained diligent in my defense. The prosecutor offered operating while visually impaired. I did not accept at that time because Rob assured me he had more evidence he needed to review. When we returned for my pre trail hearing, the prosecutor offered disorderly conduct-drunk and careless driving. Rob negotiated disturbing the peace and careless driving which is very important because it was a non alcohol related charge. Rob is a excellent attorney with great communication. If you find yourself choosing between a local attorney and Rob, don’t make the mistake I did but instead go with Mr Andretz from the beginning!!!
Posted by anonymous
I’m an RN who hired Rob for a misdeameanor case in Wayne county. I decided to go with him because his expertise is criminal law plus liscensing issues that can arise following a conviction. Rob is so good at what he does. He is not only a excellent knowledgeable attorney but also has a caring side to him that I felt immediately during our initial meeting. He is a straight shooter when it comes to your situation and what your facing. He also gave me great advice on things to do as far as helping myself before court. I followed his advice and got a great outcome. The judge even told me he was impressed!!! Rob is that special person who is actually out to make a difference for his clients not just to collect the paycheck. He is a great person to have on your side!!
Posted by Michael
Rob was very responsive to all questions and concerns I had throughout the process. I was treated with respect and as a human being. You might expect this, but with the court's complete disregard to your life outside the courtroom, you will come to appreciate having someone who treats you well in the process. Rob also did a good job of explaining the process from start to finish and my options along the way. He listened to all of my questions and encouraged me to share anything that was concerning me. Rob's willingness to meet me where I was and not ask me to make unnecessary travel was very helpful. I would highly recommend him, but hope I never have to use his services again.
Posted by Chris
I am extremely happy that I hired Mr. Andretz to represent me in my OWI case. He knows the court system in and out and is a great lawyer due to his background and schooling, as well as his experience and ability to interact with the client as a down-to-earth person. He made the entire process less stressful for me and always kept me up-to-date on what was happening and what I needed to do to make the process go more smoothly for me. Mr. Andretz is very professional when it comes to handling the actual case but is also friendly and likes to know about the client he is representing so he can learn about them and present them in the best light when it comes time for any court appearances. I contacted Barone Defense Firm after I received the police report for my OWI and Mr. Andretz handled the case from there. He informed me of my options during the process, he and I discussed my ideas of things I could do to be proactive concerning my alcohol use to prove that I wanted to help myself while going through the court process. He is an excellent lawyer not only because of his experience and willingness to help his clients, but also as a person. I would recommend him to anyone seeking advice or a lawyer for any type of OWI related offense. I am truly grateful I was able to have him as my lawyer because the end result was much better than I had anticipated. He did his job, and he did it quite well!
Posted by Anonymous
Robert went above and beyond to inform me of all options throughout my case. From start to finish, he would meet in person or talk by phone to answer all questions I had regarding my trial. Definitely a worthwhile investment in an OWI case.