Proactive Criminal Defense at the 52-1 District Court in Novi
Call Me: 248-924-9458
52-1 District Court
52nd District Court -1st Division
48150 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan, USA, 48374-1222
Open to the Public:
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m
"Jonathan is professional, yet I did not feel like I was talking to a machine. He was friendly, and kept me posted on a regular basis on what was happening with my case. He was able to reduce me from a misdemeanor to a CI just by talking with the prosecutor. Could not have been happier, I would highly recommend him".
Mr. Paul did a great job with my son's case. He had an assault charge in which Mr. Paul got dismissed, with no fines and no probation. He is very responsive and contacts you back right away. He was patient and answered all questions and addressed all of our concerns. He was very encouraging to work with and also very knowledgeable. He also personally encouraged my son after the case to stay positive and focused. We could not have asked for a better outcome! We were very pleased with his services. - Satisfied Mom
Jonathan handled my daughter's first offense DUI/OWI. I contacted him online after business hours and he called back first thing the next morning. He took the time to speak to both my daughter and myself about her case. He had a very pro-active approach to her case, a plan, when we had no plan. He offered good advice that worked in getting her case reduced to the lowest offense without going to trial. Jonathan was exemplary in contacting us via email and by phone, and we always knew exactly what was going on in the case. We would recommend him to our family and friends. - DUI Client
"I first came across Jonathan's name on this exact website, and I read all of his amazing reviews. This, plus the fact that he works from Northville (which is where I was arrested for OWI) are really what prompted me to contact him. I sent him an email detailing lots of things from my terrible experience, and he emailed AND texted me back right away, even though it was a Sunday and he was out with his wife. He later sent me an even more extensive email telling me when he thinks he could do to help me in my particular case. This kind of prompt and thourogh feedback was standard the entire time I worked with Jonathan.
Some background on my case in particular: I was arrested in Northville Township for OWI with a BAC of 0.21. This technically falls under the Michigan Super Drunk law. However, as it was my first offense of any kind, they only charged me with misdemenor OWI. I spent the night in jail, my car was impounded, it was terrifying. I am almost done with college in the medical field and I just kept thinking "my life is over."
So I hired Jonathan after meeting with him. He used to be a prosecutor so he knows both sides of the game. He put me on a unique "proactive approach" which was AMAZING and completely helped me out in the eyes of the court. He also really helped to walk me through the process and ease my mind about what to expect in terms of sentencing.
Well today I had my day in court, and I have been dreading this day for a month now. Thanks to Jonathan's approach, he was able to convince the prosecution to give me a lesser charge of OWVI (the lowest and cheapest alcohol-related driving charge). This is a HUGE success, especially since I could've been charged with felony Super Drunk. I was also given 9 months of reporting probation with only holiday blows, 5 days of community service of my choice, and an alcohol class that probation recommends. I did NOT lose my license (which was another huge fear of mine), and only have a restricted license (work, school, medical appts) for 90 days.
I am so happy I chose to work with Jonathan Paul. Without him I probably would have never been offered the lesser charge, as it was his unique proactive approach that finally made the prosecutor offer it to me. He really makes you see that you're not a bad person because you got a DUI/OWI, you just made a really bad mistake. I would highly, highly recommend Jonathan Paul to anyone in need of a DUI Lawyer, because I could not have gotten that outcome without him. - OWI Client"
"I started out my possession of weed case with another lawyer who I was unhappy with. After getting Jonathan Paul on the case things completely turned around for me. Jonathan quickly came up with a plan for me. He was able to get me on the right path and reverse the damage done by my former representation. He kept me very well informed and responded very quickly. In the end I really enjoyed working with him and got the best outcome possible in my situation. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a lawyer" - Possession of Marijuana Client
I was arrested for retail fraud in Novi Michigan, and I hired Jonathan because of his proactive approach. He had me start community service immediately and do special shoplifting classes to show that I was a good person and not a bad person or a criminal. His approach made me feel better, because I was moving in the right direction and had goals. Because of his plan, he was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss my case, and I was left with no criminal record. I am grateful for his unique approach, and I would have a criminal record and a questionable future without his help - Shoplifting Client
When I was arrested for drunk driving I thought my life was over. Luckily I found Jonathan's website and his action game plan, which puts a strong emphasis on treatment and being proactive in my community. He had me attending AA meetings within days, meeting with a great counselor and doing community service. This plan resulted in the judge not even testing me for alcohol during my case, which can be expensive and time consuming, and I was able to keep my driver's license, which allowed me to keep my job and take care of my family. I would not have had such a great result without being proactive. Jonathan's plan convinced the judge that I had already done enough to show I would not be a repeat offender, and I didn't deserve to be treated like a dangerous criminal.
Hiring a lawyer was like hiring a doctor for me. I wanted someone who I trusted with my well-being, and would have a game plan that I was comfortable with. Jonathan told me that he was very selective with who he represented, and I would need to follow his game plan to even be considered as his client. He told me I would need to do community service, attend special classes and commit myself to working hard outside of the courtroom. I liked his game plan and trusted the reasons behind it. Ultimately, I got so much out of this proactive approach, and it ended up getting my case dismissed! I can so thankful for Jonathan's guidance, and for doing my research to find his services. Every other lawyer just wanted to go to court and kept telling me how aggressive they were - this wasn't very appealing, it was like a doctor telling me they'd be aggressive, but without a real direction our purpose. Working with Jonathan was like working with a world-class surgeon who kept me informed at every step and I saw results while working with him. My life is back on track and my mistake is now in the past thanks to his hard work. Thank you!
Jonathan Paul was a great lawyer. I felt as if I could speak with him at any time and he would answer my questions. I had doubts about my situations, but he gave me the necessary information to be a positive person and not get down on myself. Things could have gone bad, but he was able to tell me what I should do to be pro-active and I believe because of this information, both of my cases were deferred. Thanks to him, these two situations will not be on my record. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is seeking a lawyer.
Jonathan is a top notch attorney who listened to me, thoroughly reviewed my case, formulated a plan of action and executed it perfectly achieving the goals we set. Jonathan is a true professional who always made himself available to address any questions or concern I had during my case. I really enjoyed working with Jonathan and would recommend him to anyone who in need of a top notch attorney.
Attorney Jonathan did a great job from start to finish. He put me in the program for shoplifting prevention classes before my court date. I had immigration issues and wanted my charges to be dismissed completely or changed to disorderly conduct from theft/shoplifting. That's what he got for me.my charges will be dismissed after just three months of non reporting probation and no shoplifting on my record. I avoided the immigration consequence and no jail time. I will recommend him to anyone who need a criminal defense lawyer.