DUI 44th District Court
Royal Oak Berkley Michigan

DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan
DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan

44th District Court

400 East Eleven Mile Road
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
(248) 246-3600
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If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan, you may be seeking important information about the court and its reputation for handling drunk driving offenders.

Unlike many District Courts throughout the State of Michigan which adjudicate cases for several cities and townships, the 44th District Court’s jurisdiction until recently, was limited to cases that arose in the City of Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan. However, effective June of 2015 the 44th District Court will also hear cases that would have traditionally been assigned to the Berkley District Court.

The 44th District Court is comprised of and Hon. Derek Meinecke and Hon. James Wittenberg.

Before being elected to the bench, Judge Wittenberg worked as an Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor under Kym Worthy, and most recently at the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office under Eric Smith.

Judge Meinecke, a former Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, took the bench in January 2013.

The good news for anyone facing a drunk or drugged driving DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan charge is that both judges are exceptionally qualified and have repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to consider and grant well grounded and well reasoned defense motions.

The experience and judicial temperaments of the respective judges present important and relevant dynamics to anyone facing a drunk driving OWI / DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan charge.

HIRE AN EXPERIENCED LAWYER FOR YOUR
DUI 44TH DISTRICT COURT ROYAL OAK BERKLEY MICHIGAN CASE

Having practiced drunk driving defense in Oakland County for over three decades, I am one of the few currently practicing attorneys who has routinely appeared before both Judge Meinecke and Judge Wittenberg.

I also have the unique experience of having tried numerous felony drunk driving OWI / DUI cases to jury verdict including a challenging case against Judge Meinecke in the Oakland County Circuit Court when he was an assistant prosecutor.

This experience has given me a clear understanding as to how the  judges may respond differently to defense motions based on the unique circumstance of any given case.

For example, if my defense strategy for a particular client involved challenging the accuracy of the breath test, I may couch my motion and argue differently depending upon which judge had the case. I have found that to be the best approach to maximizing a client’s chances for a successful result in their DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan case.

The same considerations apply when it comes to sentencing.

Each of the judges has a subtle but different philosophy regarding appropriate sentences for drunk or drugged drivers. Needless to say, having an appreciation for and understanding the nuances of a judge’s sentencing perspective and philosophy can positively affect the ultimate disposition of a DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Michigan case.

That kind of knowledge only comes with experience.

And when it comes to drunk and drugged driving defense in the 44th District Court, experience is what matters most. So, if you have a case in that court, I encourage you to send me the specifics online or call me directly at 248-409-0484.

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DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan
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DUI 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan
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Attorney Edward Duke, an expert drunk driving lawyer, shares his knowledge of 44th District Court Royal Oak Berkley Michigan and his experience with DUI / OWI cases in that court.
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